AG Jeff Landry tests positive for COVID, does not meet with VP Pence

AG Jeff Landry tests positive for COVID, does not meet with VP Pence
Attorney General Jeff Landry (Source: WAFB)

BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) - Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry has tested positive for COVID-19 and will not meet with Vice President Mike Pence today, a spokesperson for Landry confirmed in a statement to WAFB.

Pence visited Baton Rouge Tuesday to discuss the state’s coronavirus (COVID-19) efforts with Governor John Bel Edwards and other state officials.

“Out of an overabundance of caution with the Vice President coming to our State, the Attorney General was tested for the Coronavirus. Though experiencing no symptoms, he tested positive for COVID-19. The Attorney General is quarantining, taking medications prescribed by his doctor, and remaining asymptomatic. He has contacted those with whom he came in contact. His work as Attorney General has been uninterrupted; and Jeff Landry will continue his efforts to protect Louisiana’s families, freedoms, and the rule of law,” Millard Mule, the Communications Director for the Louisiana Department of Justice, said in an email.

Landry said he has contacted staffers he has been in contact with and is now in quarantine.

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