Florida just set another record for COVID-19. The Health Department reported 3,207 new cases of coronavirus Thursday — shattering the previous record set Monday.
Also, on today’s Sunrise:
— Over the past week, Florida has recorded more than 17,000 new cases of COVID 19. Maybe that’s why some experts are saying we could be the next epicenter of the pandemic in America.
— Remember when Gov. Ron DeSantis blamed New Yorkers for bringing coronavirus to the Sunshine State, imposing a quarantine? After reviewing the latest stats, the New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is now considering a quarantine for anyone visiting from Florida.
— While the new cases pile up, reopening efforts continue. DeSantis and Education Commissioner Richard Corcoran have a plan for the safe reopening of schools in August, but the people who run local schools have the final say.
— Today starts a mandatory face mask rule in St. Petersburg, beginning at 5 p.m. Orange County’s Mayor signed a similar order that takes effect tomorrow.
— You can now get a lap dance in Miami Dade. Five strip clubs reopened … more are on the way.
— A big win for the DACA Dreamers: The U.S. Supreme Court rejected Donald Trump’s plan to terminate the program designed to help immigrants brought here by their parents when they were just kids who have lived in America most of their lives.
— And the latest with Florida Man, who really didn’t want to send those dick-picks to a 10-year-old girl; he said he was just trying to be nice.