The battle over mask mandates in schools is getting tense. Education Commissioner Richard Corcoran is warning Broward County schools to rescind their mask mandate or face sanctions … but the Joe Biden administration says it will work to bypass the Ron DeSantis administration.
Also on today’s Sunrise:
— The Governor is still spinning the stats for kids who are sick with COVID-19. Despite the surge in pediatric cases, DeSantis insists the proportions of kids infected with the disease are the same as last year.
— Once again, Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried is appealing to DeSantis to change his mind about masks and start talking about the surge in COVID-19 cases.
— They may not want to talk about COVID-19 right now, but DeSantis and friends have started handing out $1,000 checks to teachers ... a reward for their service last year during the pandemic. So, you had Corcoran threatening to cut off funding for districts that impose mask mandates while also handing out checks to teachers who masked up last year.
— And finally, two Florida Men: One is suing Facebook over censorship, the other is nursing a head wound after trying to hide from a police dog.