Florida is releasing unemployment figures for April. We could be setting all sorts of records — not in a good way.
Also, on today’s Sunrise:
— Universal Orlando wants to reopen to the public by June 5; masks and social distancing will be required. Disney and SeaWorld are still working on their plans.
— Gov. Ron DeSantis shut down all short-term vacation rentals when the state went into lockdown more than two months ago, but eight more counties have permission to restart those rentals. Sixteen counties have now been cleared and vacation rentals are booming in the Panhandle.
— Unions representing schoolteachers and college professors have created two task forces to produce plans for a safe reopening of neighborhood schools and higher education. Sunrise looks at these first meetings, and why they felt the need to do them in the first place.
— The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration releases a new forecast for the upcoming hurricane season. They’re predicting an above-average number of storms and there’s even a chance it could be extremely active … which is worse.
— With hurricane season bearing down, the head of the state emergency management agency wants to stay on the job. Jared Moskowitz will not be running for an open Senate seat in South Florida.
— Checking in with a Florida Woman … and 14 Florida Men.