Florida News that impacts you – September 21st
Bottom Line: Your daily recap of the some of the biggest news from around the state that impacts you in South Florida.
- Palm Beach County’s public schools open for classroom education today. Based on survey results it’s anticipated that about half of all students will opt for classroom education.
- There has been no indication of an increase in COVID-19 cases related to Labor Day activities. Two weeks ago, Labor Day, the daily average number of positive COVID-19 cases totaled exactly 3,000. The most recent daily average is just over 2,800 cases.
- Attorney General Ashley Moody announced her office has secured over $24 million in student loan debt relief for former ITT Tech students. The US Department of Education found ITT engaged in questionable practices to lure students into accepting loans. Eligible former students will automatically receive relief – without any action required.
- Florida is the 5th best state in the country to own a pet according to a study conducted by Safewise. Factors such as laws protecting pets, outdoor spaces for pets and related pet friendly policies were considered. Washington was the top overall state.