Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards will hold a news conference about the state’s response to the coronavirus today at 2:30 p.m.
The governor’s news conference will come one day after all Louisiana residents 16 and older are eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.
Gov. Edwards is expected to announce if Louisiana will remain in Phase 3 of reopening the economy. The governor’s executive order which keeps the state in Phase 3 is set to expire on Wednesday, March 31. President Biden and some national health experts have recently urged states to keep restrictions in place to prevent a fourth surge of the coronavirus in the U.S. Edwards will also likely be asked about the upcoming regular legislative session of the Louisiana Legislature, which is scheduled to begin April 12. And the governor will probably face questions about sexual assault allegations around LSU athletics in past years.