- COVID DEATHS: New data from the CDC shows that Polk County experienced 96 COVID-19 deaths in the week ending Sept. 14. In all, 1,941 people have died from COVID in Polk, according to a compilation from USF epidemiologist Jason Salemi. | LINKS: CDC county data | Salemi’s dashboard
- SCHOOL TESTING: Polk School Board members and the head of the local teachers union express cautious optimism about Gov. Ron DeSantis’ legislative proposal to replace high-stakes testing in public schools with progress monitoring.
Source: The Ledger
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