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April 8, 2020

Gov. John Bel Edwards Press Conferences



Genre: News conference

Place Covered: Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2020-04-08

Duration: 00:59:28

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


  • Edwards, John Bel Speaker
  • Hebert, Corey Speaker
  • Billioux, Alex Speaker


This press conference from April 8, 2020, features Governor John Bel Edwards discussing the state’s ongoing response to the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic. Dr. Corey Hebert, the chief medical officer at Dillard University in New Orleans, also discusses the disproportionate impact of COVID-19 on the African American community in Louisiana. It also includes comments by Dr. Alex Billioux, the Assistant Secretary for the Office of Public Health at the Louisiana Department of Health.