BATON ROUGE, La. (KTAL/KMSS) — Gov. John Bel Edwards’ Office is reporting that another member of their staff has tested positive for the coronavirus.
This makes eight staffers in the governor’s office who have contracted COVID-19 since the fourth surge began.
The Office of the Governor released this statement with details below:
The employee has been working offsite, and no other employees were exposed. The employee 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 and practices all CDC and LDH-recommended COVID mitigation measures, including indoor masking, quarantine and isolation, and COVID testing after exposure.