From the OFFICE of the GOVERNOR

April 15, 2020

Advisory: Gov. Edwards to Hold COVID-19 Media Briefing on April 16

BATON ROUGE – Tomorrow, April 16, Gov. John Bel Edwards will hold a media briefing about Louisiana’s response to COVID-19. In the afternoon, the governor will take part in a virtual town hall put on by The Advocate, which will be shown live on,, YouTube and Facebook. As of Wednesday, April 15, there were 21,951 confirmed cases of coronavirus in Louisiana, with 1,103 deaths.  

Details are as follows:

11 a.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.

LPB-HD feed
Satellite SES2
Downlink frequency 11811.250
Symbol Rate 11.15
Service 6

LPB TechCenter Hotline - (225) 767-4225
Contact Tom Woodside   

4 p.m. Advocate Town Hall (Closed Media)

People can get information about how to watch and provide questions for the Governor to answer during the town hall by clicking here.



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