WATCH: Gov. Edwards ‘strongly encourages’ employers to utilize remote work if possible

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Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards speaks to reporters at a briefing on the state’s efforts against the coronavirus pandemic in Baton Rouge, La., Monday, May 4, 2020. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

BATON ROUGE, La. (WDSU) — Gov. John Bel Edwards issued a statement on Twitter Thursday encouraging employers to allow their employees to work from home to stop the spread of the coronavirus statewide.

“I’m strongly encouraging all employers and businesses to utilize remote work whenever possible,” said Edwards.

Edwards said limiting people in an office setting not only stops the spread of the virus, but also keeps the employees healthy.

“Let’s put the technology we have to use by doing more work from home in order to keep our workers, family members and neighbors safe,” Edwards said.

Edwards released the statement as hospitalizations and cases rise across Louisiana.

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