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VP Mike Pence visiting Baton Rouge next week to discuss coronavirus response with Gov. Edwards

VP Mike Pence visiting Baton Rouge next week to discuss coronavirus response with Gov. Edwards

Posted 11:21 AM 7/11/2020 by WBRZ Staff

BATON ROUGE - Vice President Mike Pence will be in the capital area July 14 to discuss the coronavirus outbreak with Governor John Bel Edwards.

Pence will be in Baton Rouge Tuesday, where he'll meet with the governor and state health experts. Afterward, both are scheduled to participate (More)

7/9/2020

Mayor's mask mandate leads to surge in demand for PPE in capital area

Posted 6:07 PM 7/9/2020 by Tristen Land

BATON ROUGE- Mayor Sharon Weston Broome's mask mandate is creating a surge in demand for masks and other personal protection equipment in Baton Rouge.

Workers at Lyons Specialty, a wholesale supplier in Port Allen, are preparing to ship boxes full of masks to local businesses.

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7/8/2020

WBR Schools lay out plan for returning to school, emphasize importance of child education

Posted 4:55 PM 7/9/2020 by Sydney Kern

WEST BATON ROUGE PARISH – During the last month, WBR Schools Superintendent Wes Watts has been receiving feedback from parents on what they would like to see for the upcoming school year in August.

Watts sent out a survey that asked parents a variety of questions, like what their (More)

7/9/2020

LSU says it will provide masks for all students, staff ahead of fall semester

LSU says it will provide masks for all students, staff ahead of fall semester

Posted 4:24 PM 7/9/2020 by WBRZ Staff

BATON ROUGE - LSU says it will get masks to everyone expected on campus in time for the fall semester.

The university made the announcement on social media in reference to questions about whether face coverings would be available for the planned return to campus in August. 

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7/8/2020

Gov. Edwards: COVID-19 'more present' in Louisiana than ever before

Posted 2:22 PM 7/9/2020 by Johnston von Springer

BATON ROUGE - After the initial surge of COVID-19 throughout Louisiana in the spring, cases and hospitalizations are steadily rising once again.

"We have lost all the gains made in June," Gov. John Bel Edwards said Wednesday during his weekly virus briefing. "We are now seeing some numbers (More)

7/9/2020

NFL banning post-game jersey swaps, excluding media from locker rooms in effort to stave off virus

NFL banning post-game jersey swaps, excluding media from locker rooms in effort to stave off virus

Posted 12:56 PM 7/9/2020 by Jeremy Krail

The NFL announced a slew of new restrictions for the 2020 season as teams continue off-season planning despite a resurgence in coronavirus cases nationwide.

NFL Network's Tom Pelissero is reporting that the league will ban post-game interactions between opposing teams, which will put a (More)

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