Students at Florida State University who made a mockery of social distancing when they return for the fall semester, are now finding out their football coach has COVID-19. Party on, Seminoles …
Also, on today’s Sunrise:
— The state health department reports 2,500 new cases of coronavirus … that’s a total of almost 684,000 infections in Florida since the start of the pandemic. The state also reported nine more fatalities from COVID –… raising the death toll to 13,459.
The Governor rarely mentions COVID casualties; he’d rather talk about non-human metrics like positivity rates or emergency department admissions. And Ron DeSantis says there’s been no surge or spike in cases since the reopening of schools.
— It’s been a week since bars were allowed to reopen; DeSantis says there’s no sign of trouble there.
— COVID-19 crippled the state economy, creating the largest job loss in Florida history. But the market is rebounding. The jobless rate in August was 7.4 rate … four points lower than July.
— Residents of Northwest Florida continue the clean-up from Hurricane Sally. Damage estimates are starting to roll in ... including losses in the agriculture industry.
— The Governor travels to Weeki Wachee to talk about restoring Florida’s springs. And since he brought the kids, he had to schedule a side trip.
— Finally, checking-in with two Florida Men: One is promising to kick people out of his bar if they wear a facemask. The other is accused of assaulting a 13-year-old girl with a flagpole holding a Trump banner.