Bogalusa mayor recovering from COVID-19

Published 10:53 am Tuesday, August 23, 2022

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Bogalusa Mayor Wendy Perrette has tested positive for COVID-19, and is reminding citizens that the pandemic is not over and to take all necessary precautions.

Perrette, 47, has been vaccinated, has no underlying health conditions, and is expected to fully recover. She is, however, quarantining at her home and has cancelled all public appearances.

“I am working from home as I’m able, but regret that I’m unable to fulfill prior commitments,” Perrette said. “I’ll be fine in time, but I want this to be a cautionary tale for Bogalusa’s citizens — the COVID pandemic is not over.”

“I was present in many group settings last week, including at the city council meeting on Tuesday, and I’m sorry if I was carrying this virus without knowing it,” she said. “Clearly, someone else was, too! The mask mandate has ended and vaccines are readily available, but we must all still be cautious. I encourage everyone to continue with frequent hand-washing and to stay away from others when feeling poorly. I’ll be back at work soon.”