COVID Overwhelms Colleges; Lengthy COVID As A Incapacity; Nurses Wished





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The number of positive COVID cases within Duval County Public Schools (DCPS) tripled between Friday and Monday.

In the south, Hillsborough County quarantined thousands of students just a week after school started when COVID-19 penetrated the west coast of Florida.

DCPS reported 222 Covid cases, an increase of more than 170% from the first week of school, an increase of 140 cases since last Friday. Some medical professionals believe this number is outnumbered.

Dr. Sunil Joshi, President of the Duval County Medical Society Foundation, joined us with more.

Long COVID as a disability

The Americans with Disabilities Act now classifies people with so-called “long COVID” as disabled. Federal Prosecutor for Civil and Disability Rights Aaron Bates, spoke to us about what the classification means for long-distance COVID drivers.

Nurses wanted

Baptist Health is hosting a careers fair on Thursday aimed at recruiting more licensed practical nurses. Tammy Daniel, Senior Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer at Baptist Health, told us about the candidates she hopes to attract.

Women who write for change

Women write for change is a community of women writers who are committed to a better city. Jen Wolfe heads the local group. She’s hosting a Zoom welcome reception for new writers on Friday.

Patrick Cantin can be reached at [email protected] or on Twitter.

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