Louisiana, especially the Baton Rouge area, has seen a disturbing spike in COVID-19 cases, which has caused the federal government to make the capital city one of three cities nationwide where it’s adding 5,000 COVID-19 tests a day. Vice President Mike Pence, who leads the federal government’s coronavirus task force, will travel to Baton Rouge Tuesday to meet with Gov. John Bel Edwards, according to a press release from the vice president’s office.
According to the announcement, after meeting with the governor and the governor’s health care team, “the Vice President will participate in a roundtable discussion at LSU’s Tiger Stadium with Governor Edwards and higher education leaders focusing on fall reopening plans and university sports programs.”
Those meetings will be followed by a press briefing including the vice president and the governor.
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