Miami-Dade School District Faces Several Positive Covid Cases During First Week Of Reopening
On this episode of the South Florida Roundup: Public schools in Broward and Miami-Dade counties reopen; the latest on the Miami presidential debate; Miami sports have their moment.
This post was updated Friday, Oct. 9, at 6:55 p.m.
Contact tracing investigation underway in Miami-Dade County Public Schools.
The Miami-Dade County school district is dealing with at least four confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the first week of reopening.
As of Friday morning, the district’s dashboard showed one employee and three students who have tested positive for the coronavirus.
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Meanwhile, Broward County public school teachers and students return to classrooms on a staggered schedule starting Friday.
WLRN’s education reporter Jessica Bakeman and Andrew Marra, education reporter at the Palm Beach Post, discuss reopening challenges with host Tom Hudson.
The 2020 election focuses on Miami debate and voters
Miami was scheduled to host some kind of presidential debate next week. The nonpartisan Commission on Presidential Debates, that organizes the events, announced Thursday that it would be a virtual debate.
Both campaigns responded differently. President Trump said he’ll only debate in person after recently testing positive for the coronavirus.
The Biden campaign proposed delaying the next debate until Oct. 22 — when the third and final debate is scheduled to happen in Nashville.
And Friday evening the commission announced that the debate would be cancelled saying in a statement, "it is now apparent there will be no debate on October 15," due to the differing proposals from the campaigns.
Despite the cancellation, both campaigns will continue the work of courting key voters in the area.
Glenna Milberg, co-host of This Week in South Florida on WPLG Local 10, talked about presidential politics in the region.
Miami sports shine during the pandemic.
The return of professional sports has given people some solace during a tough year.
The Miami Heat play the Los Angeles Lakers in Game 5 of the NBA Finals Friday night. WLRN’s digital editor Lance Dixon explained why it’s worth celebrating — even if the team loses.
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