Governor John Bel Edwards and the State of Louisiana have been working tirelessly to slow down and stop the spread of the Coronavirus while protecting the citizens of the state. Yesterday, John Bel filed for and received federal approval to make a Major Disaster Declaration for the state. The move will unlock millions in federal disaster funding and could steer additional resources toward a health care system in the state.

At today's news conference, Edwards is expected to discuss how the state will use the approved funds and address the ever increasing number of cases of COVID-19 around the state.

You can watch the Governor's address below. He's expected to take the podium at 2:30 today.