Edwards’ staffer tests positive for virus

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A member of Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards’ staff has tested positive for COVID-19, the governor’s office said Thursday.

The staffer tested positive on Tuesday evening, the governor’s news release said.

The statement did not identify the staffer. It said the person who tested positive is in isolation and did not have close contact with the governor.

Another staff member who had close contact with the infected person is quarantining for 14 days, according to the news release.