It sounds as if Gov. Ron DeSantis is taking a victory lap. No, COVID-19 has not gone away, but DeSantis says it’s nowhere near as bad in Florida as people had feared it might be.
Also, on today’s Sunrise:
— VISIT FLORIDA CEO Dana Young says the COVID-19 pandemic is the largest crisis the global tourism industry has ever faced, but they’re coming up with a four-stage plan to bring people back to the Sunshine State.
— Democrats in the state Legislature are calling on DeSantis to offer more bridge loans to struggling businesses. The state initially had $50 million, but large companies snapped it up, leaving mom and pop operations with nothing.
— Florida Chamber of Commerce CEO Mark Wilson talks about being a key player in the Governor’s Re-Open Florida Task Force and says he’ll be doing the same thing for the national Chamber.
— Officers in Putnam County say a Florida Man tried to avoid arrest by claiming he was infected with the coronavirus.