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5th member of Gov. Edwards’ staff tests positive for COVID-19

Published: Aug. 4, 2021 at 12:54 PM CDT
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Information provided by the Office of the Governor:

BATON ROUGE, La. - The Governor’s Office disclosed today (Wednesday, August 4) that one staff member has tested positive for COVID-19, and no others have been exposed.

The staffer is at home in isolation per guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Louisiana Department of Health.

The Governor’s office has a high rate of fully vaccinated staff including this staffer who was vaccinated against COVID earlier this year.

While breakthrough cases such as these do happen, they typically do not result in serious illness.

The Governor’s Office practices all CDC and LDH-recommended COVID mitigation measures, including indoor masking, quarantine and isolation, and COVID testing after exposure.

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