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Vice President Mike Pence discusses COVID-19 with officials in Louisiana

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Posted at 6:58 AM, Jul 14, 2020

On Tuesday, July 14, Vice President Mike Pence arrived in Baton Rouge to meet with Governor Edwards and state officials to discuss efforts to combat COVID-19.

The vice president's plane touched down in Louisiana around 11:00 am.

Senators Bill Cassidy and John Kennedy, along with Representatives Steve Scalise, Ralph Abraham, Garret Graves and Mike Johnson will also be in attendance.

Following that meeting, a roundtable discussion is scheduled to be held at Tiger Stadium with higher education leaders. The roundtable will discuss the planned reopening this fall and the return of university sports programs.


BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Vice President Mike Pence insisted schools should reopen to in-person instruction for students in a visit to Louisiana. The state has reemerged as one of the nation's hot spots for the coronavirus only months after signs pointed to a successful outbreak response.

The Republican vice president appeared at Louisiana State University with Democratic Gov. John Bel Edwards and other state leaders.

Pence described the nation as "in a much better position today to deal with the pandemic" even as virus cases surge across much of the country.

Louisiana isn't taking the wide-open approach sought by Pence. Schools are planning a mix of online and in-person learning this fall.

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