April Dunn served in the governor’s office of disability affairs.
“It is with heavy hearts that we mourn the loss of our dear April,” Edwards said in a statement Saturday.
“She brightened everyone’s day with her smile, was a tremendous asset to our team and an inspiration to everyone who met her.”
Dunn served as the chair of the Louisiana Developmental Disabilities Council and was a part of the State As A Model Employer Taskforce, Edwards said in the statement.
“I was proud to have an advocate like April on the task force and on my staff. She set a great example for how other businesses could make their workforce more inclusive,” Edwards said.
Edwards announced Dunn’s death on the same day the U.S. total of reported CCP virus deaths jumped to more than 2,000. Nationwide, there are over 121,000 confirmed cases.
NTD refers to the novel coronavirus, which causes the disease COVID-19, as the CCP virus because the Chinese Communist Party’s coverup and mismanagement allowed the virus to spread throughout China and create a global pandemic.
Louisiana currently has more than 3,000 cases, and the numbers are climbing quickly. The state Department of Health says it is monitoring clusters at six nursing homes. The department is working to contain the spread at the facilities, spokeswoman Mindy Faciane said.