Florida Governor Ron DeSantis Rescinds Quarantine For New York Travelers

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MIAMI (CBSMiami/AP) – On Thursday, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis rescinded an order requiring people traveling from New York, New Jersey and Connecticut to the Sunshine State to quarantine or isolate for 14 days.


The order signed by DeSantis also eliminated detailed requirements for when restaurant employees should be kept from reporting to work because of coronavirus concerns.


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Hillsborough Schools Will Begin August 24, e-Learning For First 4 Weeks

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HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY, Fla. (CW44 News At 10) – After a 5 hour Special Board Meeting today, it was voted that Hillsborough County Public Schools would delay the Reopening Plan that was passed 2 weeks ago. Hillsborough County Public Schools will still begin August 24th, but e-Learning will be for at least the first 4 weeks.


The intentions of Thursday meeting was to hear from local medical experts from TGH/ USF and the director for the county’s health department on the current COVID-19 situation in the community.


According to school officials, two meetings will take place tomorrow with the district staff to get more clarity on this evolving situation. The decision to delay the start of that reopening plan and switch to 100% e-Learning or virtual schooling came today after those medical experts presented data and gave their opinions on the situation.


Students will have a specific schedule to follow daily and participate in the Zoom classes with his/her teacher. This is a non-negotiable. Individual class schedules will be provided the week prior to school starting. These details will be available on the HCPS webpage.


On Tuesday, September 8th the school board will meet at regularly scheduled time and have updated COVID-19 data presented. At that time they will make a recommendation to continue the current plan or extend it for longer.


Please check back with CW44 News At 10 frequently for up to date information.


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‘After I Found Out I Was Having A Girl, It Was Even More Motivation To Come Back And Play’: Michelle Wie West Joins ‘We Need To Talk’ On CBS Ahead Of PGA Championship

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(CBS Local)- Michelle Wie West is one of the best golfers of her era, winning five times on the LPGA Tour and recording 59 career Top 10s. She stepped away from the game last year due to a wrist injury that became the latest in a long line of injury struggles for her.


Then, Wie West, became a mother this June when her daughter, Makenna was born. In going through the process of becoming a mom, Wie West says that she was scared at first because she felt that her body had let her down so many times with injuries in her career.


“I definitely had an interesting relationship with my body. I’m not talking about body image, but the actual functionality of my body. I had my appendix taken out, I struggled with colitis, I had a lot of internal stuff going on as well as wrist injuries and ankle injuries, and I just felt like my body let me down,” said Wie West in an interview with Tracy Wolfson and Amanda Balionis for We Need To Talk. “I had to stop playing last year because of my wrist injury and I was very emotional about it because I want to go out there and I want to do the thing I love the most and my body is not letting me. I just felt like at every turn my body was letting me down.”





“So when we were talking about having a baby and whatnot I was just internally so scared because I felt like ‘what if I can’t have a kid? I feel like my body has let me down so many times it was like can it do this? Then, through this whole process, I was really anxious because I was like my body has let me down so many times, I was like I don’t want my body to let me down this time,” continued Wie West. “This is the one time that it just needs to get together and pull together. And I’m just so proud of myself. It’s definitely changed my perspective on a lot of things. Figuring out that I having a girl, that changed my perspective even more so. When I first got pregnant, I was like, ‘okay, maybe this is time for me to retire.’ But, after I found out I was having a girl it gave me even more motivation to come back and play. Just showcase being a strong woman and I really just want her to become a strong woman in whatever sense that means to her. I just want to try to become the best role model I can be.”


Now, with Makenna by her side, Wie West is determined to make it back to the course to play at the highest level. She told Wolfson and Balionis that she aspires to have a moment with her daughter like the one that Tiger Woods had with his son, Charlie, after winning The Masters in 2019.


“I think it’s totally different watching someone on YouTube vs. in person and that moment that Tiger Woods had with his son Charlie, that is such a special moment. Even Suzanne Peterson after she made that putt to win the Solheim and her son was there those are such special moments. That’s something I want and aspire to have so it’s definitely made me want to work harder,” said Wie West.


The full interview with Wie West as well as an interview with PGA of America President Suzy Whaley is part of We Need To Talk’s eighth episode of the year. The episode is slotted to air at a special time, Saturday, August 8 at 3 p.m. EST on CBS Television Network leading into the network’s coverage of the PGA Championship third round starting at 4 p.m.


In addition to the interviews with Wie West and Whaley, Wolfson and Balionis are joined by Swin Cash and Dottie Pepper to break down the first two days of play at TPC Harding Park and preview the final two rounds.

‘The Virus Infects The Heart Itself’: Cardiologist Says COVID-19 Linked To Variety Of Cardiovascular Ailments

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(CBS Local) — The spread of COVID-19 around the world has become the biggest story of 2020.


Each month, doctors and medical professionals are learning more about the virus’s impact on short-term and long-term health.  Dr. Jennifer Haythe is a cardiologist at Columbia University’s Irving Medical Center in New York and is one of the many doctors who was on the frontlines when COVID-19 first started spreading through the country.


Dr. Haythe spends her days researching the heart and explains how this virus is impacting the heart in several different ways.


“Early on, we started to see manifestations including acute heart failure syndromes, which we often see with the flu and other viruses,” said Dr. Haythe in an interview with CBS Local’s DJ Sixsmith. “There were patients that had a lot of arrhythmias. We started to see irritable heart pictures where people were having fast heart rates and potentially lethal arrythmias. We also saw myocarditis, which is inflammation of the heart. The virus infects the heart itself, causing inflammation. We saw pretty much everything you could see with other viruses and infections. It was all new to us because this was a new disease. We treated those patients the way we treat other patients with those syndromes and we had a lot of success in many cases.”


Dr. Haythe noted that stress cardiomyopathy has plagued some people, given everything going on in the world right now. The Columbia University says her biggest concern during the peak of coronavirus in New York was hospital bed availability.


“Our biggest concern was that the hospitals in New York were so overrun with COVID that people were so scared to come to the hospital for anything, unless they felt like they really needed to be there,” said Dr. Haythe. “The rate of heart attacks presented to the hospital dropped dramatically and we were saying to ourselves where are these people. Our concern was that they were either dying at home and didn’t want to come to the hospital or that they ignored their symptoms and tried to tough it out so they didn’t have to go to the emergency room. We were constantly trying to tell people that we want you to come to the hospital, even if you are worried about COVID. In fact, we learned very quickly that once people started wearing PPE and were isolated and protected well, the rate of transmission was incredibly low.”


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While coronavirus infection and death rates have gotten better in certain parts of the country, the problems surrounding the virus are not going away any time soon.


“We know that for the most part the people who get very sick from COVID are older people. Obviously, that doesn’t mean that younger people can’t get very sick from COVID as we’re seeing and I saw with my own eyes. But, it’s less common and the flu can do the same thing,” said Dr. Haythe in an interview with CBS Local’s DJ Sixsmith. “I’ve seen young people need heart transplants from getting the flu. It’s not something we’ve never seen before. The stories are obviously frightening but I think we need to keep in perspective that in general, younger people without a lot of co-morbidities do okay and it’s generally our older relatives and family that we need to keep protected.”


“This is a virus that we’ve only known for seven months,” said Dr. Haythe. “We need more time. I think having a unified response to keeping people safe is really important. I’m not recommending or telling my patients that they need to be locked up in their homes for the next two years, but I think people need to use common sense. Wear a mask, it’s not going to last forever. Most people who get COVID are going to be okay and I think we’re going to have a vaccine. This is going to get better and the vaccine may not prevent everyone from getting COVID ever, it may look like the flu vaccine.”

FULL LIST: ‘Big Brother: All Stars” Houseguests Revealed During Show’s 22nd Season Premiere

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In a Big Brother first, the 16 All-Star Houseguests returning to the Big Brother house for its 22nd season were revealed live last night during the hit summer series’ inaugural live move-in premiere event. This summer marks Big Brother’s 20th anniversary since debuting July 5th, 2000 on CBS. Season 22 is the second time in the series history to feature an All-Star cast, the first being in 2006.


This cast of All-Stars includes past winners Nicole Franzel and Ian Terry; fan favorites Da’Vonne Rogers and Kaysar Ridha; the best to have never won, including Janelle Pierzina and Dani Briones; most memorable Houseguests, such as Bayleigh Dayton and Enzo Palumbo; and great gamers, including Cody Calafiore and Kevin Campbell; among others. These All-Stars have one thing in common – they all have something to prove.


Following last night’s premiere, the series will air Sundays and Wednesdays at 8:00PM, ET/PT and Thursdays at 8:00PM, live ET/delayed PT, featuring the live eviction show hosted by Julie Chen Moonves, only on CBS and streaming on CBS All Access.


The following 16 All-Stars will spend the summer competing for $500,000:



Bayleigh Dayton (27)


Season(s) Previously Played: 20


Bayleigh had a “showmance” with fellow Houseguest Swaggy C. They’re now married.


Hometown: Kansas City, Mo.


Current City: Los Angeles


Occupation: Model


 



Christmas Abbott (38)


Season(s) Previously Played: 19


Christmas broke her foot during the first week in the house. She had surgery and remained in the game, ultimately placing third.


Hometown: Raleigh, N.C.


Current City: Raleigh, N.C.


Occupation: Fitness entrepreneur


 



Cody Calafiore (pronounced CAL-AH-FEE-OR-EE) (29)


Season(s) Previously Played: 16


Runner-up


Hometown: Howell, N.J.


Current City: Howell, N.J.


Occupation: Soccer coach


 



Dani Briones (33; will turn 34 on August 20)


Season(s) Previously Played: 8 and 13


Dani was the runner-up in season 8, and married her fellow Houseguest from season 13, Dominic Briones.


Hometown: Orange County, Calif.


Current City: Orange County, Calif.


Occupation: Stay-at-home mom


 



David Alexander (30)


Season(s) Previously Played: 21


David played a good social game during his short time on the show, but didn’t have the whole BB experience because his game was cut short, due to a surprise opening night twist.


Hometown: Atlanta


Current City: Los Angeles


Occupation: Senior sales rep


 



Da’Vonne (Day-von) Rogers (32)


Season(s) Previously Played: 17 and 18


Da’Vonne was the first Houseguest to figure out the twin twist in season 17.


Hometown: Inglewood, Calif.


Current City: Inglewood, Calif.


Occupation: Acting coach


 



Enzo Palumbo (42)


Season(s) Previously Played: 12


Enzo was the founding member of “The Brigade,” one of the most famous and successful alliances in BB history that helped him get to the final 3.


Hometown: Bayonne, N.J.


Current City: Bayonne, N.J.


Occupation: Insurance adjuster


 



Ian Terry (29)


Season(s) Previously Played: 14


Winner


Hometown: Pittsburgh, Pa.


Current City: Houston


Occupation: Management consultant


 



Janelle Pierzina (pronounced PEAR-ZINA) (40)


Season(s) Previously Played: 6, 7 and 14


Janelle finished third two seasons in a row and won the first America’s Favorite Houseguest in Season 6.


Hometown: Grand Rapids, Minn.


Current City: Minneapolis, Minn.


Occupation: Real estate agent


 



Kaysar Ridha (pronounced KAY-SUR RID-HA) (39; will turn 40 on August 10)


Season(s) Previously Played: 6 and 7


In season 6, Kaysar was the first Houseguest voted back into the game by the viewers. He was also a member of the first All-Star season of BIG BROTHER.


Hometown: Irvine, Calif.


Current City: Irvine, Calif.


Occupation: Biotech executive


 



Keesha Smith (42)


Season(s) Previously Played: 10


Keesha was voted America’s Favorite Houseguest for her season and ultimately placed fourth.


Hometown: Sterling, Ohio


Current City: Los Angeles


Occupation: Waitress


 



Kevin “KC” Campbell (40; will turn 41 on Sept. 18)


Season(s) Previously Played: 11


Kevin was the first houseguest to be evicted on finale night, placing third.


Hometown: San Diego, Calif.


Current City: San Diego, Calif.


Occupation: Ad agency executive


 



Memphis Garrett (37)


Season(s) Previously Played: 10


Runner-up to BB legend Dan Gheesling, and part of one of the most famous duos in BIG BROTHER, “The Renegades.”


Hometown: Collierville, Tenn.


Current City: Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.


Occupation: Restaurateur


 



Nicole Anthony (25)


Season(s) Previously Played: 21


Nicole placed third and was voted America’s Favorite Houseguest for her season.


Hometown: Long Island, N.Y.


Current City: Long Island, N.Y.


Occupation: Podcast host


 



Nicole Franzel (28)


Season(s) Previously Played: 16 and 18


Nicole won season 18 and was the first female to beat a male in the final two.


Hometown: Ubly, Mich.


Current City: Ubly, Mich.


Occupation: Social media influencer


 



Tyler Crispen (25)


Season(s) Previously Played: 20


Runner-up and America’s Favorite Houseguest. Currently living with his girlfriend, Angela Rummans, who he met in the house.


Hometown: Rossford, Ohio


Current City: Hilton Head Island, S.C.


Occupation: Entrepreneur/social media influencer

Garret Rolfe’s Florida Vacation Baffles Rayshard Brooks’ Widow

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ATLANTA, Ga. (CW69 News at 10/CNN) — Rayshard Brooks’ widow echoed the Fulton County District Attorney’s call Wednesday for a judge to revoke Garrett Rolfe’s bond after the former Atlanta police officer who killed her husband went to Florida on vacation.


“I was baffled when I heard about this. It was very hurtful. It let me know that Officer Rolfe did not care about what the judge had laid down, as well as caring about how anyone else would feel,” Tomika Miller said.


“I’m hurt, and again, I’m just wondering when will justice be served? When will things change? It hurts, and I feel like something should be done.”


Also Wednesday, Rolfe sued Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms and interim police Chief Rodney Bryant in a bid to get his job back, claiming they failed to follow Atlanta’s due process policies when dismissing him.


The Fulton County District Attorney Paul Howard charged Rolfe with murder in the fatal June 12 shooting of Brooks at a Wendy’s parking lot. He was released on $500,000 bond last month.


Fulton County District Attorney argued Tuesday that Rolfe violated his bond by traveling to Florida without notifying the state of his plans before leaving, according to a motion.





The bond order “expressly states that the Defendant is only allowed to leave home for medical, legal, or work-related obligations. Thus, (the) Defendant has clearly shown that he will not abide by the conditions of bond imposed by the Court,” the motion said, asking that Rolfe’s bond be revoked.


The order also sets a 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. curfew.


Miller’s attorney, L. Chris Stewart, has never seen a case like this one, he said, adding it’s disappointing and telling that Rolfe would go on vacation — not only because he’s charged with murder, but the country is also in the throes of a pandemic.


“I believe that a lot of us would love to be on vacation, and it was mind-blowing to see that Officer Rolfe decided to ignore the court rules and regulations and standards that have been set upon him for his bond,” the lawyer said.


If the judge does not enforce the law, it sets an unsettling precedent, Stewart said, and he wonders if that precedent would apply to African Americans.


“Officer Rolfe should not be vacationing in Florida, which we believe is a full violation of his bond and furthermore shows the mental state of this officer — to feel that he can just go on vacation after being charged with the murder of Rayshard Brooks,” he said.


Fellow attorney Justin Miller said, as a former lawman, Rolfe should know the rules.  Flaunting the bond order is disrespectful to the judge, the judicial system and Brooks’ family and memory, he added.


Rolfe left day before telling court, records allege


Howard’s office received an email on Monday afternoon from the defendant’s attorney notifying the state that Rolfe traveled to Florida.


Records from an ankle-monitoring company indicate Rolfe left his home Sunday at 6:58 a.m. en route to Daytona Beach.


“When this was sent to Paul Howard’s office, he was already (lying) on the beach,” Stewart said.


Stewart didn’t know if or why the ankle monitor failed to go off, he said, but he wants Rolfe’s bond revoked, preferably Wednesday.


Rolfe also faces five counts of aggravated assault, four counts of violation of oath of office and one count of criminal damage to property.


Video footage from the night of his death shows Brooks, 27, being handcuffed, then grabbing an officer’s Taser and fleeing. Brooks points the Taser over his shoulder at an officer who shoots several times. An autopsy indicates Brooks was shot in the back and buttocks.


A law firm representing Rolfe said he reacted after he heard “a gunshot and saw a flash in front of him.”


Brooks’ death came as protests across the nation, sparked by the killing of George Floyd and others, called for an end to racial injustice and police violence against Black people. Atlanta Police Chief Erika Shields stepped down in the wake of Brooks’ killing.


Rolfe wants badge back


The former officer’s attorneys asked a state court judge to compel Bottoms and Bryant to reinstate his employment and reimburse fees for the lawsuit. The officer argues his use of force was justified.


Lawyers Lance LoRusso and Ken Davis say that their client was fired “without an investigation, without proper notice, without a pre-disciplinary hearing, and in direct violation of the municipal code of the City of Atlanta.”


They said in a statement: “Like all City of Atlanta Police Officers, Garrett Rolfe is entitled to due process, equal protection of the law, and the benefit of the city ordinances that protect every city employee.”


READ: Garrett Rolfe’s Pettition


Chata Spikes, an interim spokeswoman for the police department, said they could not comment on pending litigation. The mayor’s spokesman, Michael Smith, said the city has not yet been served with the lawsuit.


The suit was filed Tuesday afternoon in Fulton Superior Court.


Rolfe’s attorneys did not respond with comment on the district attorney’s motion to have their client’s bail revoked.


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Quit My Job Or Risk Serious Illness?

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GWINNETT COUNTY, Ga. (CW69 News at 10/CNN) – Gwinnett County first-grade teacher Amy Forehand was stunned to learn young students in her Georgia school district will return to classrooms by the end of this month.


“We were notified yesterday that the county is going to send kindergarten students and first-grade students back into the building August 26,” the Lilburn Elementary School teacher said Wednesday.


“This came as a big surprise to us. Up until now, we’ve been doing and preparing to go virtual. So we’re going to have to pivot.”


School districts across the country are making last-minute pivots and decisions as several students have already tested positive for COVID-19 during their first days back.


More studies reveal how easily children can get and spread coronavirus. Hundreds of attendees at a Georgia summer camp came down with COVID-19, including 51% of those tested between the ages of 6 and 10.


About 260 employees at Forehand’s school district have already been infected or exposed to coronavirus, Gwinnett County Public Schools said. At least one teacher has resigned after being denied the option to teach from home.


“I have a lot of fears. The community spread is still very high,” Forehand said. “I have asthma. My 2-year-old son is showing indications he as well has asthma.”


Like virtually all teachers, Forehand said, she wants in-person learning to resume as soon as possible — once it’s safe to do so.


But “right now, I am actually afraid for my life,” she said. “And I’m not going to be able to teach any children if I am having to take extended medical leave, or if I die.”


Prolonged virtual learning could lead to more job losses


On the flip side, keeping students at home could lead to millions of parents being forced to quit their jobs, according to economists from Goldmach Sachs.


While some parents have jobs that allow them to work from home, many are essential workers who must work jobs outside the house. Single parents and those without access to child care are at risk.


“We have failed the parents and the kids of this country,” said Dr. Edith Bracho-Sanchez, a primary care pediatrician and assistant professor of pediatrics at Columbia University Irving Medical Center.


“This was predictable. This could have been avoided.”


Throughout the pandemic, she’s been asking parents whether their families have enough food to eat or if they’re at risk of getting evicted from their homes.


“Although they have been at risk, and although at times they have not had enough to eat, when I ask them, ‘What are you doing this fall? Are you sending your kids back to school?’ They look at me like I have lost my mind,” the pediatrician said.


“And what they’re starting to tell me is that they have started to quit their jobs, and it’s usually moms who are quitting their jobs so that they can watch their kids at home. And not only watch them — but teach them at home,” Bracho-Sanchez said.


“And so these parents are saying, “No way, no how. I’m not sending my child to school. I’m going to do what’s safest. And if that means that things are going to be even harder for my family, then that’s the way it’s going to be.”


Keep an open window, Fauci says


Speaking to CNN’s Dr. Sanjay Gupta during a Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health forum on Wednesday, Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation’s top infectious disease expert, addressed simple things that Americans can do when dealing with a respiratory virus such as the novel coronavirus.


“Its simplicity is so, so obvious, that people don’t pay attention to it,” Fauci said when asked whether buildings such as schools need to install HEPA filters.


He said if you can, keep windows open.


“Like you mean telling me, we’ve got this big crisis and you’re telling me to open up a window? Yes! I’m telling you to open up the window,” he said.


Fauci said other measures such as filters for air conditioning systems are being considered as research is done on how the virus spreads.


Dr. George Rutherford, principal investigator of the state of California’s contact tracing program, said that he believes the recent COVID-19 outbreak at YMCA High Harbour camps in Northern Georgia is not necessarily an example of what might happen when schools open.


Rutherford and a CDC report pointed out that the children were not wearing masks, there was regular singing and cheering, and that cabin windows and doors were closed.  These closed windows and doors probably increased recirculated air and the risk factors, according to Rutherford.


Researchers examined test results from High Harbour that more than 600 campers and 120 staffers attended. Of the hundreds of people tested, 51% of those ages 6 to 10 tested positive; 44% of those ages 11 to 17 tested positive; and 33% of those ages 18 to 21 tested positive, according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.


What we know now about kids and COVID-19


While President Donald Trump said children are “virtually immune,” and Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos said kids are “stoppers” of COVID-19, studies and data show otherwise.


“Kids can transmit the virus. They are susceptible to it,” said Anne Rimoin, an epidemiology professor at UCLA. “And the rates of hospitalization is going up.”


In Florida, for example, the number of children who had been hospitalized with COVID-19 surged 23% in eight days — from 246 to 303.


While children are far less likely to die from COVID-19 than adults, they can still pass the disease on to others.


  • A study out of South Korea shows children at least 10 years old can transmit COVID-19 within a household just as much as adults can.

  • At some schools that have already reopened, students have tested positive. In Indiana, a student at Greenfield-Central Junior High School attended class for part of a day before receiving a positive test result.

  • In Cherokee County in Georgia, three students and one teacher at different schools have tested positive for the virus. At least 61 students and four staff members have been quarantined, school district officials said.

Children from minority and lower socioeconomic backgrounds at greater risk


COVID-19 is affecting minority children and those from lower socioeconomic backgrounds more than their peers, according to a new study.


The study, published in the journal Pediatrics, examined 1,000 patients tested at a Children’s National COVID-19 testing site in Washington, DC, between March 21 and April 28.


Of that group, just 7.3% of White children tested positive for coronavirus, in contrast to 30% of Black children and 46.4% of Hispanic children.


Three times as many Black children reported known exposure to the virus as White children did, Dr. Monika Goyal of Children’s National Hospital and colleagues reported.


And while about 9.7% of those in the highest-income quartile were infected, 37.7% in the lowest quartile tested positive, Goyal’s team found.


“Understanding and addressing the root causes of these disparities are needed to mitigate the spread of infection,” the team wrote.


©2020 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved. CNN contributed to the story.


 

Several Pasco County Teachers: ‘We Are Not In A Position To Open!’

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PASCO COUNTY, Fla. (CW44 News At 10) – With the new school year rapidly approaching, teachers and parents in Pasco County, Florida are pleading to Pasco County School Board Members to reconsider original reopening plans. The School Board as responded with a list of detailed safety measures.


CW44’s Andrea Alvarez reports several teachers took the podium yesterday at the board meeting with one simple message, ‘We are not in a position to open!’ One of the teachers elaborated, “I believe this is the wrong conversation for you all to be having today. Here in Pasco County, the plan to return to brick and mortar instruction ignores the recommendations of our nations tops public health officials.”


Pasco County teachers are set to return to the classroom on August 17, 2020 and students on August 24. Amy Monroe of Pasco County Schools says, “We’ve got a staffing shortage as it is. We’re covering each other’s classes as it is last year and we can’t afford to do this.”


Five year staff member of the district, Jeremy Blythe stood with several other teachers to speak out against the board’s move to bring students back into brick and mortar classrooms so soon. “We are not in a position where we should be opening schools for face-to-face instruction. COVID-19’s transmission may not be visible, but its physical and mental effects certainly are. We must put our children’s lives first, not politics, not money, not power.”


According to the school board, more than 66% of parents who responded to a survey said they want their child to return to traditional face-to-face learning. Kurt Browning, Superintendent of Pasco Co. Schools said there is a lack of flexibility in the district’s decision-making process, point out, “The fact remains that when you read the emergency order, it is very clear that funding is tied to the fact that school districts need to open with bricks and mortar.” The Executive Order that Browning referred to states that brick and mortar reopening must occur five days a week and cannot be split up.


For further details and information, you can visit Pasco School’s website.


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The Florida Aquarium Welcomes Their Newest Adorable Resident

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TAMPA, Fla. (CW44 News At 10) – There’s a dapper new resident in Tampa! Meet Kini, pronounced Keen-EE. CW44’s Price McKeon was given an exclusive introduction to the newest penguin at The Florida Aquarium!


Seven-year-old, Kini arrived this summer from the Audubon Aquarium of the Americas in New Orleans, Louisiana. She joins nine new penguin friends and when asked how she’s adjusting to her new home, Biologist Elizabeth Rittenberry shares, “She’s doing really well. She really loves being with all the other penguins that we have here. And she’s starting to have relationships with us as well, so we’re building our relationship with her.”


McKeon also reports that a special relationship is brewing between Kini and Pebbles, the only penguin without a mate – that is until Kini arrived.


Following state health guidelines, The Florida Aquarium is open with limited capacity for each day. Online reservations are required and can be made on their The Florida Aquarium’s website.


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