FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 14, 2020
Gov. Edwards to Hold COVID-19 Media Briefing on April 15
BATON ROUGE – Tomorrow, Gov. Edwards will host his 49th monthly statewide call-in radio show, Ask the Governor. The governor will be joined by Dr. Alex Billioux, assistant secretary for the Louisiana Office of Public Health. Ask the Governor is broadcast on radio stations statewide and on 89.3 WRKF in Baton Rouge and streamed online at wrkf.org and gov.louisiana.gov.
Afterward, Gov. Edwards will hold a media briefing about Louisiana’s response to COVID-19. Acting Louisiana State Superintendent of Education Beth Scioneaux will join him to discuss schools. As of Tuesday, April 14, there were 21,518 confirmed cases of coronavirus in Louisiana, with 1,013 deaths
Details are as follows:
2 p.m. Ask the Governor (Closed Media)
Note: The toll-free number to call is 1-877-217-5757.
4:00 p.m. News Conference (Open Media)
Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness
7667 Independence Boulevard
Baton Rouge, LA 70806
Note: Louisiana State Police is conducting drive through temperature checks to enter the Public Safety Compound. Please allow additional time to enter the facility. All entering GOHSEP also will be tested for fever.
As we work to maintain social distancing during the briefings for the health and safety of everyone, please note that Louisiana Public Broadcasting (LPB) will provide pool coverage, and all television stations should use the satellite coordinates listed below. Radio stations can access audio from the LPB channel in their market. Stations are allowed to have one reporter in the GOHSEP media room, however we ask that you limit your attendance. Any additional cameras can only be set up outside for live-shots.
Downlink frequency 11811.250
Symbol Rate 11.15
LPB TechCenter Hotline - (225) 767-4225
Contact Tom Woodside