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July 11, 2020

COVID-19 Updates



Genre: News conference

Place Covered: Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2020-07-11

Duration: 01:01:30

Subjects: Edwards, John Bel | Public health | COVID-19 pandemic | Coronaviruses


  • Edwards, John Bel Speaker
  • Kanter, Joseph Speaker
  • O'Neal, Catherine Speaker
  • Whitfield, Rani Speaker


This episode of “COVID-19 Updates” features Governor John Bel Edwards’ July 11, 2020, press conference on the state’s ongoing response to the coronavirus pandemic. He announces a statewide mask mandate and increased restrictions on gatherings. The press conference also features comments by: Dr. Joseph Kanter, the medical director for Region 1 of the Louisiana Department of Health; Dr. Catherine O’Neal, an infectious disease specialist and chief medical officer at Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center in Baton Rouge; and Dr. Rani Whitfield, a sports medicine and family physician in Baton Rouge. They also answer questions from the media.