White House Coronavirus Task Force

COMMENTARY
Gov. John Bel Edwards

Louisiana Republicans vie to take over state’s COVID-19 response

BY: - September 25, 2020

Dr. Deborah Birx, the response coordinator for the White House Coronavirus Task Force, has recently traveled to multiple college campuses in the South and praised the leadership of campus or state officials who she says have been helping keep the public safe. On Monday, Birx visited Baylor University in Waco, Texas, and on Tuesday she […]

Governor reinstates face mask mandate

Despite positive trends, Louisiana will remain in Phase 2 of its reopening plan

BY: - August 26, 2020

Louisiana will remain in Phase 2 of its coronavirus reopening plan until at least Sept. 11, Gov. John Bel Edwards announced Wednesday.¬† That means nonessential businesses (such as amusement parks and playgrounds and concert halls) and bars without a food service permit will remain closed indefinitely and essential businesses must continue operating under the current […]

Vice President Mike Pence

White House determines 18 states are in coronavirus ‘red zone,’ but doesn’t publicize findings

BY: - July 17, 2020

This article about the coronavirus red zone was originally published by the¬†Center for Public Integrity, a nonprofit newsroom based in Washington, D.C. By Liz Essley Whyte A document prepared for the White House Coronavirus Task Force but not publicized suggests more than a dozen states, including Louisiana, should revert to more stringent protective measures, limiting […]