Governor John Bel Edwards announced yesterday that a member of his staff has died following complications from COVID-19.

The staffer was 33-year-old April Dunn, who was the chair of the Louisiana Developmental Disabilities Council.

“On behalf of the First Lady of LA and my entire administration, it is with heavy hearts that we mourn the loss of our dear April, who succumbed to complications from COVID-19,” the Governor said.

He continued: "She brightened everyone's day with her smile and was an inspiration to everyone who met her."