Florida’s Department of Health reports almost 3,300 new cases of COVID-19 — driving the total to more than 103,000 since the pandemic began.
Also, on today’s Sunrise:/br>
— Florida has begun cracking down on bars and restaurants that are ignoring social distancing and capacity limits during the pandemic. An Orlando pub has earned the dubious distinction of becoming the first bar in Florida to have its liquor license suspended for violating the Governor’s order./br>
— Gov. Ron DeSantis holds another news conference to talk about the state’s efforts to contain coronavirus. But Senate Democrats are giving him bad reviews, saying he’s not doing enough. Their biggest concern is his refusal tissue a statewide order requiring the use of protective masks. DeSantis says that’s not going to happen./br>
— Leaders of the state universities have presented their plans for what they hope will be a safe reopening of Florida’s higher education system. Each of the state’s 12 universities developed its own plan and they’re endorsed by the State Surgeon General./br>
— Florida Secretary of State Laurel Lee says the election system is preparing for the worst this year. Lee tells Sunrise they’ve spent millions hardening security of local networks and training election workers to prevent hackers from getting in./br>
— And a story of the Florida Man who steered a very expensive boat into four channel markers before dumping it over an oyster bed./br>