Episode 165

Death toll


May 14th, 2020

24 mins 53 secs

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About this Episode

Florida’s death toll at nursing homes continues to rise: 776 residents or staffers at long-term care facilities have now been dies of COVID-19. However, Gov. Ron DeSantis claims we’re doing better than most other states.

Also, on today’s Sunrise:

— Florida education officials are trying to figure out when it will be safe to reopen the schools and colleges. Pinellas County School's Superintendent says summer school is crucial this year to help kids make up for what’s commonly referred to as the “summer slide.” Now there’s the coronavirus slide. And the president of Tallahassee Community College says there’s no going back to normal.

— DeSantis wants professional sports teams to get back to business in Florida. He’s inviting teams from other states to train and play games in Florida if they face restrictions at their home fields.

— Another deep dive into the problems at Florida’s unemployment agency. Orlando-area Sens. Linda Stewart and Randolph Bracy have come to Tallahassee so they can help constituents back home navigate the system.

— The latest with Florida Man, who was arrested for building a campfire to stay warm. The trouble began when he lit it up.