Gov. John Bel Edwards Staff Member Tests Positive For COVID-19, 2 Others Quarantined
The governor's office is reporting that a member of Gov. Edwards' team has tested positive for COVID-19.
According to a story from our media partners at KATC, the Edwards staffer tested positive over the New Year's holiday. In addition to the positive test, two other members have been quarantined.
Two additional staff members who were deemed to have close contact with this person are quarantining, per guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and the Louisiana Department of Health.
The person who tested positive did not have "close contact with the Governor" according to the KATC report that you can read in full here.
We will update this story with any new details when and if they become available.