VIDEO: Gov. Edwards news conference updating TS Beta and La.’s response to COVID-19

Gov. Edwards news conference-Sept. 22

BATON ROUGE, La. (WVUE) -Gov. John Bel Edwards will hold a media briefing Tuesday to provide updates on Tropical Storm Beta and Louisiana’s response to COVID-19.

As of Tuesday, September 22, there were 162,214 confirmed cases of coronavirus in Louisiana, with 5,218 deaths.

On Monday, Gov. Edwards declared a state of emergency as Beta continues to dump rain on portions of Texas and southwest Louisiana.

Edwards also announced new visitation guidelines for nursing homes.

Lawmakers have called themselves into a special legislative session beginning Monday, Sept. 28 to address dwindling unemployment funds and adjust the state operating budget.

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