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Report: AG Jeff Landry tests positive for COVID, won’t meet with VP

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Published: Jul. 14, 2020 at 10:09 AM CDT
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BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) - Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry has tested positive for COVID-19 and will not meet with Vice President Mike Pence today, The Advocate newspaper reports.

Pence will visit Baton Rouge Tuesday to discuss the state’s coronavirus (COVID-19) efforts.

The newspaper says Landry notified his staff via email of his illness.

“Out of an overabundance of caution with the Vice President coming to our state, I was tested for Coronavirus,” Landry wrote in the Tuesday email, according to The Advocate. “Though experiencing no symptoms, I tested positive for COVID-19.”

Landry said he has contacted staffers he has been in contact with and is now in quarantine.

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