The human toll from COVID-19 continues to rise, with Florida’s latest casualty being a 67-year-old doctor from Broward County — which just issued orders for residents to stay at home — as well as two poll workers who dealt with voters during the state’s primary testing positive for coronavirus.
Also, on today’s Sunrise:
— If you haven’t paid your property taxes yet, you’ve got a little more time. Thanks to the coronavirus, the deadline is extended to April 15.
— DeSantis was on the phone with the White House again and has more to say about the President’s wish for us to get back to work by Easter. The Governor thinks some misinterpreted his remarks. But there’s no misinterpreting what author Stephen King thinks about DeSantis. The horror writer extraordinaire describes the governor as “not the brightest bulb in the chandelier.”
— With so many people now working at home, scammers have a whole new way to try to steal your information. Attorney General Ashley Moody offers tips to secure your system while you work remotely.
— There’s still a lot of business left to be done from the Legislative Session, not least of which a signature on the new state budget. But DeSantis says everything else is on the back burner because they’re locked on coronavirus 24/7.
— Some good news for TECO customers; rates will be likely going down this summer thanks to a drop in the price of natural gas.
— Resident pollster and pundit Steve Vancore will stop by the studio, so he’ll be wearing a surgical mask the entire time. That should sound interesting.
— Checking in with the latest Florida Man stories: One left a humongous tip, while the other came up with a phony masturbation convention in Orlando.