Episode 188

Mandatory masks


June 17th, 2020

20 mins 40 secs

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Members of a group called Physicians for Social Responsibility are calling on Gov. Ron DeSantis to make face masks mandatory for people gathering in public places. Three of those doctors explain why.

Also, on today’s Sunrise:

— The doctors’ call to “mask up” came as Florida shattered the one-day record in COVID-19 cases … adding 2,783 on Tuesday. There have now been at least 3,085 fatalities in Florida — 55 more than the day before. Sunrise hears from both the Governor and the chair of the Florida Democratic Party.

Donald Trump issues an executive order on police standards, responding to Black Lives Matter protests. Orlando-area Congresswoman Val Demings welcomes the idea of a national database of bad cops, but it’s not mandatory. Critics say the executive order is only window dressing for the campaign.

— The latest in Florida Man, who quit his job at Publix after being told he could not wear a protective mask with the letters BLM.