Retailers expect a decline in sales during the all-important Christmas holiday shopping season, all thanks to COVID-19.
Also, on today’s Sunrise:
— Florida just passed another milestone in the COVID-19 crisis: The number of cases just blew past 900,000; at the current rate, it won’t be long until we hit 1 million. The number of fatalities is closing in on 18,000, and five Florida Mayors are asking Gov. Ron DeSantis to change the way the state responds to the crisis.
— State education officials are contemplating what happens next semester in public schools during the pandemic. Most parents want their kids back in the classroom, but not all.
— Education Commissioner Richard Corcoran says he’ll release a new executive order by the end of the month and parents will still have the choice of remote learning next semester.
— A deep dive into the three “p”s of the Florida Legislature: police, protest and patriotism.
— And finally, a Florida Man will serve 50 hours of community service for poking a manatee with a fishing pole.