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COVID-19: Mask Mandate (2020)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2020-07-17

Duration: 00:05:08

Subjects: Masks | COVID-19 pandemic | Coronaviruses | Public health


  • Williams, Natasha Host
  • Crews, Keith Editor
  • Whitfield, Rani Interviewee


This segment from the July 17, 2020, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Natasha Williams’ interview with Dr. Rani Whitfield of Our Lady of the Lake Physician Group in Baton Rouge. He discusses: the importance of wearing masks to slow the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus); the need for everyone to take the virus seriously; the difficulty in enforcing mask mandates; and the different kinds of masks.