Episode 189

No return


June 18th, 2020

20 mins 30 secs

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About this Episode

Gov. Ron DeSantis says there’s no going back on his plan to reopen the state during the COVID-19 pandemic. But if the Governor won’t act, Saint Petersburg Mayor Rick Kriseman says local officials will have to pick up the slack.

Also, on today’s Sunrise:

— Kriseman says he’ll issue an order Friday mandating the use of face masks by employees at businesses that deal with the public. That includes bars, restaurants and gyms.

— State health officials reported 2,610 new cases of coronavirus Wednesday, the second-largest daily increase since the crisis began. There were 25 more fatalities and the total number of COVID-19 deaths in Florida is at least 3,110.

— Florida Democrats are teeing off on Donald Trump, saying he failed at every step of the way in responding to coronavirus.

— Democrats are also directing some of their ire at DeSantis because he’s following Trump’s playbook.

— The COVID-19 crisis is having a major impact on Floridians who just graduated high school. The head of the Florida College Access Network says some of the kids are delaying plans to attend a university while others are opting for cheaper colleges or staying closer to home.

— Checking in with Florida Man, who was busted for child pornography — and that’s not the most disturbing part of his story.