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March 13, 2020

Gov. John Bel Edwards Press Conferences



Genre: News conference

Place Covered: New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2020-03-13

Duration: 00:58:40

Subjects: Edwards, John Bel | Billioux, Alexander | Public health | COVID-19 pandemic | Coronaviruses


  • Edwards, John Bel Speaker
  • Cantrell, LaToya Speaker
  • Avegno, Jennifer Speaker
  • Billioux, Alex Speaker


This press conference from March 13, 2020, features Governor John Bel Edwards discussing the state’s ongoing response to the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic. He announces his executive order prohibiting gatherings of more than 250 people and closing K-12 schools until April 13th. It also includes comments by New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell, Dr. Jennifer Avegno of the New Orleans Health Department, and Dr. Alex Billioux, the Assistant Secretary for the Office of Public Health at the Louisiana Department of Health.