Louisiana Treasurer Hospitalized , Congressman in Quarantine
One of the few things we know for sure about the coronavirus is that it doesn't really care who it infects. You can be the President of the United States or you can be just a regular Joe and still get the disease. Already many state and federal officials have been diagnosed and recovered from the disease. We can now add a few more names to the list.
While he has not been diagnosed with coronavirus Louisiana Congressman Garret Graves is in quarantine. The Congressman told reporters he was exposed to COVID-19 while in Louisiana and is currently following quarantine guidance from the Centers for Disease Control. Congressman Graves plans to be tested and when cleared will safely fly back to Louisiana from Washington D.C.
Louisiana Treasurer John Schroder has been hospitalized following a positive test for COVID-19. Reports out of Baton Rouge say that Treasurer Schroder is responding favorably to the treatment regime. Schroder is reportedly experiencing little discomfort with the disease. He does remain in contact via telephone and email with his department to ensure the business of the state remains on track.
It is believed the President-Elect Joe Biden will ask Americans to wear masks for 100 days as part of an initiative of his administration to quell the spread of the virus. Those mitigation efforts combined with soon to be approved vaccines could help Louisiana and the rest of the nation stem the tide of rising cases.
Just yesterday Louisiana's Department of Health reported an additional 2,249 new cases of the disease in the state. Currently, LDH estimates that there are just over 43,500 active cases of COVID-19 in the state right now.
Elected Officials In Louisiana Who Tested Posted For Coronavirus