Florida education officials say they have a plan for the safe reopening of public schools. Sunrise hears from both Gov. Ron DeSantis and Education Commissioner Richard Corcoran.
Also, on today’s Sunrise:
— Florida hits a record for coronavirus: 1,698 new cases reported Thursday — the biggest one-day increase since the pandemic began. There have now been more than 69,000 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the state. The Department of Health is also reporting 47 new deaths and the total number of fatalities in the Sunshine State stands at 2,938.
— Months before Thanksgiving, Florida TaxWatch found 180 turkeys in the new state budget, which they call on DeSantis veto since they got there through some sort of “hanky-panky” and not through the regular appropriations process.
— Two state lawmakers from Tampa — Sen. Janet Cruz and Rep. Dianne Hart — say they’ve begun work on three bills to respond to the death of George Floyd and the demonstrations by Black Lives Matter.
— A deep dive into some of the racial inequities COVID-19 has exposed in Florida. Blacks and Latinos are paying a much higher price during the pandemic.
— And one man and two women who are doing their best to live down to the standards set by Florida Man.