• SCHOOLS in Polk County continue reporting new COVID-19 cases as a national news organization reports that unlike some other Florida school districts, Polk is not releasing numbers of teachers and students quarantined | Daily Beast article | Schools with Covid cases
  • KIDS HEALTH: With the opening of its 12-bed pediatric intensive care unit, Lakeland Regional Health’s medical director says the hospital can “care for virtually any child that becomes ill in our community, keep them here in Polk County” and avoid transfers to facilities in Tampa and Orlando.
  • POLK STATE COLLEGE is being asked by the state to cut $2 million from its budget after already trimming $2.7 million. President Angela Garcia Falconetti told county commissioners there could be job cuts but she told a reporter that administrators would look at employee perks first.
  • SOUTHEASTERN UNIVERSITY resumes classes today with a mix of in-person and remote learning, 50% capacity in classrooms and health monitoring.

Source: The Ledger

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Barry Friedman founded Lkldnow.com in 2015 as the culmination of a career in print and digital journalism. Since 1982, he has used the tools of reporting, editing and content curation to help people in Lakeland understand their community better.

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