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COVID-19 Update (March 27, 2020)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2020-03-27

Duration: 00:28:00

Subjects: Public health | COVID-19 pandemic | Coronaviruses | Religion | Louisiana State University (Baton Rouge, La.)


  • Moreau, Andre Host
  • Williams, Natasha Host
  • Crews, Keith Editor
  • Edwards, John Bel Speaker
  • Hudson, Mary Interviewee
  • Kelly, Herman Interviewee
  • Galligan, Thomas Interviewee
  • Billioux, Alex Speaker
  • O'Neal, Catherine Speaker
  • Dejoie, Ava Speaker
  • Melton, Christina Speaker


This episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” from March 27, 2020, features Andre Moreau and Natasha Williams reporting on the latest news on the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic in Louisiana. Moreau first reports on the week’s headlines, including highlights from Governor John Bel Edwards’ press conferences. Next, Williams interviews Dr. Mary Hudson, an educator, who is currently quarantining at her home. She discusses her symptoms, her COVID-19 testing experience, and her concerns that she had a false negative test. Williams then interviews Reverend Herman Kelly, the pastor at Bethel AME Church in Baton Rouge. He discusses his efforts to reach out to his church members during the church closure, the importance of maintaining your spirituality during the pandemic, and using technology to stay connected with other people during a time of social distancing. Next, Moreau interviews LSU Interim President Thomas Galligan, who discusses his decision to close all LSU campuses and move to online classes for the rest of the spring semester. Lastly, Moreau presents highlights from “COVID-19: Louisiana’s Response.”