Gov. Edwards provides update on state’s response to winter storms and coronavirus

Gov. Edwards provides update on state’s response to winter storms and coronavirus
Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards speaks about the state's COVID-19 outbreak and vaccination efforts on Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021, in Baton Rouge, La. (AP Photo/Melinda Deslatte (Source: Melinda Deslatte)

BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) - Governor John Bel Edwards held a news conference on Louisiana’s continued response to the coronavirus and recovery from last week’s devastating winter weather during a news conference on Thursday, Feb. 25.

The governor is expected to discuss the state’s COVID-19 vaccine rollout. Gov. Edwards and officials with the Louisiana Department of Health expanded vaccine eligibility so teachers, daycare workers, pregnant women, and adults 55 and older with severe health conditions became eligible to receive the vaccine on Monday.

Gov. Edwards will also likely announce whether the state will remain in a modified version of Phase 2 of reopening the economy or move into a different phase. His current executive order keeping Louisiana in Phase 2 expires next week on Wednesday, March 3.

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Gov. Edwards’ address will be streaming live on this website and carried on WAFB-TV in Baton Rouge, WVUE-TV in New Orleans, KALB-TV in Alexandria, KNOE-TV in Monroe, KPLC-TV in Lake Charles, and KSLA-TV in Shreveport.

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