The state reported almost 8.900 new COVID-19 cases Monday. That may sound awful, but that’s the smallest daily increase in almost three weeks.
Also, on today’s Sunrise:
— Mike Pence comes to the University of Miami to announce the start of clinical trials for a vaccine.
— The VP says schools and colleges are ready to reopen for the fall semester, but officials with the United Faculty of Florida say no, they’re not.
— Amid the pandemic, state and local eldercare organizations are scrambling to serve seniors without infecting them. And they’re just as worried about their mental health as their physical well-being.
— How are they keeping seniors engaged? Two words: Goody bags.
— Rep. Geraldine Thompson explains why she’s suing the Judicial Nominating Commission and Gov. Ron DeSantis over one of his new appointments to the Florida Supreme Court. She says they violated the constitution because Judge Renatha Francis isn’t legally qualified to serve on the high court yet and won't be for two more months.
— Thompson also claims the commission that nominates judges in Florida have been politicized to the point where they’ve become a sham and a farce.
— Checking-in with Florida Man, who told police his secret identity.