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Louisiana state treasurer is hospitalized due to COVID-19

By: - December 3, 2020 6:31 pm

State Treasurer John M. Schroder is being treated at a Louisiana hospital after testing positive for COVID-19, the state treasurer’s office announced Thursday.

Schroder is responding favorably to treatment and is experiencing little discomfort, the state treasurer’s office said.

Schroder, 59, was elected to the post in 2017. The treasurer is the state’s banker, and they manage the state’s budget and savings accounts. Schroder also chairs the Bond Commission, which oversees state borrowing and debt levels.

The Republican treasurer tested positive for the disease caused by the coronavirus shortly before Thanksgiving, according to the Associated Press.

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JC Canicosa
JC Canicosa

JC Canicosa is a former Louisiana Illuminator reporter. Prior to working with the Illuminator, Canicosa worked for Investigate-TV and The Loyola Maroon. Canicosa earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Loyola University New Orleans. At Loyola, he was the senior staff writer at The Maroon and the president of the school's chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists. Off the clock, Canicosa enjoys playing basketball, watching movies and dabbling in comedy writing.