LSU Weekly Media Briefings

Dr Birx

Dr. Deborah Birx, head of the national coronavirus taskforce, visited Baton Rouge on Sept. 23. She was joined by Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards and interim LSU President Tom Galligan for a media briefing following roundtable discussions with representatives from the state and higher education. 
Photo: Eddy Perez, LSU

BATON ROUGE - LSU will hold a weekly virtual press briefing on the university’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Each week LSU administrators are available to provide an update on the fall semester, testing protocols, positive cases among the LSU community and how the university is working through a combination of remote and on-campus learning. In addition, LSU administrators will be joined periodically by subject matter experts from the university who are studying various aspects of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Week 1: Interim LSU President Tom Galligan

Week 2: Interim LSU President Tom Galligan and John Pardue, Elizabeth Howell Stewart Endowed Professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Week 3: Interim LSU President Tom Galligan and LSU Athletics Director Scott Woodward

Week 4: Dr. Deborah Birx

Week 5: Executive Vice President & Provost Stacia Haynie, Chief of Staff Ashley Arceneaux and Associate Vice President in the Office of Research & Economic Development Keena Arbuthnot

Week 6: LSU Health Shreveport Vice Chancellor for Research and Dean of School of Graduate Studies Christopher Kevil and Professor of Pediatrics & Infectious Disease John Vanchiere