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Live at 10:30: Governor Edwards press conference

The governor is expected to address Hurricane Laura recovery as well as possibly a COVID update and Election Day planning.

BATON ROUGE, La. — Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards will have a news conference at 10:30 a.m. Thursday to address the state's recovery plans and progress after Hurricane Laura.

The governor may also talk about the state's battle with the coronavirus and possible Election Day planning.

Wednesday he said that he wanted the state of Louisiana to implement similar Election Day procedures to those that were used during summer elections during the COVID pandemic.

Also, next Tuesday Edwards is expected to announce whether he will continue his order that keeps the state in Phase 2 of coronavirus recovery plan or whether he could move the state forward into Phase 3.