6:30 LRN Newscast

The state is working to increase coronavirus testing and what about Mardi Gras next year. Matt Doyle reports the governor spoke about both topics…
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Edwards is in Washington D.C. today. He’s one of a handful of governors who President Donald Trump asked to meet with one-on-one. In a statement, Edwards says he plans to talk with the President about plans to re-open additional businesses next month and surging their testing capacity.

University of Louisiana System President Jim Henderson says they plan on having students back on their nine campuses for the fall semester. Henderson says it is important to have the students back in class so they can continue their education and not suffer further setbacks.
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LSU Interim President Thomas Galligan says they’re planning on doing the same at the flagship campus.

Lafayette Mayor-President Josh Guillory supports Governor John Bel Edwards’ decision to extend the stay-at-home order to May 15th. Guillory says he knows many are disappointed, but he believes the Governor is acting in good faith.
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The governor says rising cases of COVID-19 in Acadiana, Baton Rouge, and northeast Louisiana played a major role in extending the stay at home order for another two weeks.