Sarah Glenn SPRING 2020 FIRST COAST CONNECT WITH MELISSA ROSS INTERN Sarah is joining WJCT as a spring intern from the University of North Florida, where she is majoring in multimedia journalism. Unemployment Issues; Questions About Florida's COVID-19 Data By Sarah Glenn • May 23, 2020 Listen Listening... / The U.S. Department of Labor reported Friday that Florida’s unemployment rate in April was 12.9%, higher than during the Great Recession. Florida's Reopening; The Continuing Battle Over Voting Rights By Sarah Glenn • May 9, 2020 Listen Listening... / Florida has entered the Phase 1 stage of reopening with restaurants operating at 25 percent capacity. Parks and beaches have also reopened, across much of the state. Reopening Florida; Coronavirus And Long-term Care Facilities By Sarah Glenn • Apr 25, 2020 Listen Listening... / Some parts of the state are gradually reopening, even as the number of COVID-19 cases and deaths continue rising. Lt. Gov. Nuñez, Agriculture Commissioner Fried Address Gov. DeSantis' Handling Of COVID-19 By Sarah Glenn • Apr 19, 2020 Listen Listening... / On Friday, Governor Ron DeSantis met with his newly-formed task force to discuss how to reopen the state. This meeting comes as he faces growing criticism over his handling of the COVID-19 pandemic. UF Health Launches COVID-19 Study On Loss Of Taste, Smell By Sarah Glenn • Apr 16, 2020 Many COVID-19 patients are losing their sense of taste and smell. Doctors aren’t sure why, but a new research effort starting here in Florida aims to find out. Hydroxychloroquine; Coronavirus Peak In Florida; Demographics Of The Virus By Sarah Glenn • Apr 10, 2020 Listen Listening... / Hydroxychloroquine, an anti-malarial drug, has been touted by some politicians, including President Donald Trump and Governor Ron DeSantis to treat coronavirus, but it does not have the approval of the Centers for Disease Control for this use. Statewide Safer At Home Order; Coronavirus Around The State; Filing For Unemployment By Sarah Glenn • Apr 3, 2020 Listen Listening... / After mounting pressure, Governor Ron DeSantis issued a safer at home order for the entire state of Florida this week, to try and slow the spread of COVID-19. Calls For Desantis To Issue Stay-At-Home Order; COVID-19 Impact On Restaurants By Sarah Glenn • Mar 27, 2020 Listen Listening... / Governor Ron DeSantis has resisted pressure to shut down the state. Critics say he’s being too timid in the face of the coronavirus crisis. Teacher Pay; E-Verify By Sarah Glenn & Heather Schatz • Jan 13, 2020 Listen Listening... / On today’s program we discussed teacher pay and E-Verify, as Florida lawmakers prepare to reconvene on January 14.