A new forecast is showing Florida has failed to flatten the coronavirus curve, which means the official projection is that the worst of COVID-19 will occur April 21 instead of early May. As of last night, there were 13,629 confirmed cases in Florida, with 254 fatalities.
Also, on today’s Sunrise:
— After the initial failure of Florida’s unemployment compensation system, Gov. Ron DeSantis says they’ve made significant improvements and should be able to process about 80,000 claims per week. While it’s a vast improvement, there’s already a backlog of 560,000 applications.
— Department of Economic Opportunity head Ken Lawson is under fire for the failure of Florida’s unemployment system, and some lawmakers are calling for his resignation. Sen. Janet Cruz is one of them.
— The Chief Justice of the Florida Supreme Court has extended the closure of the state court system through the end of May.
— Attorney General Ashley Moody has some advice to help you avoid becoming a victim of the “Zoombombers.”
— The Governor’s statewide “stay at home” order issued last week has an exemption for churches. Still, DeSantis is asking ministers, pastors and rabbis to maintain social distancing if they have in-person services for Passover or Easter.
— Checking in with Florida Man, who is the second person jailed in Hawaii after ignoring a quarantine order.