Episode 232

Low point

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August 18th, 2020

22 mins 19 secs

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Florida’s Department of Health reported relatively good news — there were only 2,678 new cases of COVID-19 on Monday. That’s the lowest number of cases in a day since the middle of June; 576,000 Floridians have been infected so far during the pandemic.

Also, on today’s Sunrise:

— The state is reporting 87 more fatalities Monday, bringing the coronavirus death toll to 9,647. And Gov. Ron DeSantis says the key indicators are headed in the right direction.

— But those trends may be in jeopardy now that schools are welcoming kids back to the classroom. New cases have been linked to the reopening of schools in several counties; Professor Sarah Matthews says more closings are inevitable.

Andrew Spar with the Florida Education Association will discuss the specter of COVID-19 in the classroom, along with the micromanaging by education commissioner Richard Corcoran.

— It’s primary day in Florida, and polls are open until 7 p.m. If you requested a vote-by-mail ballot and haven’t mailed it yet, make sure you drop it at the nearest elections office in person if you want it to count. The U.S. Postal Service is having all sorts of problems and Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman-Shultz says it’s all because of Donald Trump.

— And checking-in with two Florida Men, who are having problems with Florida Women.