Florida News that impacts you – July 21st
Bottom Line: Your daily recap of the some of the biggest news from around the state that impacts you in South Florida.
- The Florida Education Association has filed suit against the Florida Department of Education attempting to prevent school reopenings in Florida in August. FEA President Frederick Ingram said: Gov. DeSantis needs a reality check, and we are attempting to provide one. Meanwhile...
- The Florida High School Athletic Association has voted to allow schools to conduct practices beginning next Monday, the 27th in preparation for upcoming seasons of fall sports. The Fall Sports Task Force will meet Monday to discuss starts for seasons for all divisions for Florida high school athletics.
- According to a USA Today study of 150,000 different people using social media, Floridians are the third least likely to wear masks in the country. Only those from Arizona and Nevada are less likely to wear a mask in public. Those from New York, Massachusetts and Rhode Island are among the most likely to wear masks.
- The Florida Economic Estimating Conference has projected a 35% decline in Florida tourism in 2020 due to the pandemic. The largest decline is coming from international visitors and the most common way people are visiting Florida is by car. Related...
- The Demographic Estimating Conference has reduced Florida’s population growth from an average of 893 new residents per day to 743 daily through March of 2025 as a result of the pandemic. Florida would still lead the country in population growth, however the Conference estimates net migration will slow nationally for years to come due to the pandemic.