Episode 33 explores when and how schools will reopen in the state of Florida amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. Daniella Mora talks with Flagler County Public Schools Superintendent about a unique way to graduate (01:49). She then checks in with school districts around the state to see what their plans are for reopening in the fall (07:15). Melissa Feito spoke with researchers at the University of Florida’s College of Education about the challenges students may face when they head back to school (09:40). Camron Lunn looks at how two prominent community colleges in North Central Florida are tackling reopening quickly and safely (14:35). Taylor Levesque brings us the story of the challenges five universities in the state are facing when it comes to reopening their campuses in the fall (18:38). Melissa closes out the cast with a discussion with Barry University’s president on how the small, private Catholic university is handling the pandemic (23:23). This podcast serves to provide updates on Florida’s response to coronavirus, with a particular focus on north central Florida.
New data from the Centers for Disease Control shows Florida has nearly half the known cases in the United States of a mutated and likely more contagious strain of the coronavirus.