This is what Phase 1 looked like. We have no idea what Phase 2, which begins Friday, will look like. [LUIS SANTANA  |  Times]
Can you sit at a bar? What about going to movie theaters and concert halls?
Jun. 4• Health
Another problem is federal data: Long-term care facilities appear to be submitting inconsistent and erroneous figures.
Jun. 5• Health
The pledge came because of fears that students would fall behind when Florida schools turned to online learning. But the governor never officially ordered it.
Jun. 4• Education
Justices found the proposal misleading, but one of the justices disagreed.
Jun. 4• The Buzz


  1. Fillakit LLC received a $10.2 million contract with the federal government to provide COVID 19 testing supplies like the ones pictured above. The company is registered to a St. Petersburg real estate and estate planning lawyer, and won the contract just six days in business. A watchdog group and a national news outlet have questioned whether the company has ties to a Pinellas County man with a history of fraud allegations. [@2020 KINFAY MOROTI/SPECIAL TO TAMPA BAY TIMES  |  Kinfay Moroti]
  2. Tampa Mayor Jane Castor, left, talks with protester Ariyan Lennett, 20, of Tampa, right, where a line of protestors had gathered outside of Tampa City Hall on East Kennedy Boulevard on Tuesday, June 2, 2020. Two days before, Tampa Police Department Chief Brian Dugan and Mayor Castor took to Facebook Live to tell peaceful protestors to "stay home." Despite the plea, protesters have continued to gather in Tampa to protest the death of George Floyd, a Minneapolis man who died after he was pinned to the ground by a police officer. [DOUGLAS R. CLIFFORD  |  Times]
  3. A view of the Student Union at the University of Central Florida, where Twitter posts by tenured professor Charles Negy have been condemned as racist. [University of Central Florida]
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  5. Sunstar employees walk gurneys into a wing of St. Mark Village nursing home in Palm Harbor on April 20 to evacuate residents who tested positive for COVID-19. [CHRIS URSO      |  Times]
  6. This is what Phase 1 looked like. We have no idea what Phase 2, which begins Friday, will look like. [LUIS SANTANA  |  Times]
  7. At a March 17 news conference, Gov. Ron DeSantis announced that school campuses would not reopen after spring break and that parents could elect to hold their children back a grade for the 2020-21 school year if they wished. The pledge was never included in an executive order. [The Florida Channel]
  8. A flier from Ban Assault Weapons Now, which aimed to get a constitutional amendment on the 2020 ballot that would ban assault weapons in Florida. [Ban Assault Weapons Now]
  9. In this Nov. 2, 2018, file photo, former President Barack Obama speaks during a campaign rally for Democratic candidates in Miami. [LYNNE SLADKY  |  AP]
  10. Jacksonville skyline looking north.
  11. Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis speaks at a news conference at Universal Studios Wednesday, June 3, 2020, in Orlando, Fla. The Universal Studios theme park reopened today for season pass holders and will open to the general public on Friday. Bars and theme parks will be part of Florida's Phase 2 reopening after closure due to the coronavirus pandemic. [JOHN RAOUX  |  AP]
  12. Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis during news conference last month. [WILFREDO LEE  |  AP]
  13. North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper speaks Tuesday during a briefing at the Emergency Operations Center in Raleigh, N.C. [ETHAN HYMAN  |  AP]
  14. Florida Rep. Anthony Sabatini, a Lake County Republican.
  15. Rep. Matt Gaetz, R-Fla. [ANDREW HARNIK  |  AP]
  16. The Florida Supreme Court. [SCOTT KEELER  |  Times]
  17. Rep. Val Demings, D-Fla., center, and other House Democrats crowd into an elevator as they rush to the chamber for a vote just after meeting with Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., who is moving swiftly toward House passage of a coronavirus aid package possibly this week, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, March 11, 2020. [J. SCOTT APPLEWHITE | AP]
  18. The latest feature on Florida's online unemployment system: a walking stick figure. [Florida Department of Economic Opportunity]
  19. Judge Kevin Carroll, of Leon County, presided over a hearing by video conference Monday in a lawsuit over climate change brought by eight children against state officials. [Screenshot from Zoom]
  20. Police arrest a woman near the Cricket at 2920 E Busch Blvd as police hold the line with protestors on Saturday night in Tampa. [DIRK SHADD  |  Times]
  21. Florida jobless workers who have spoken to the Times/Herald about their struggle to get unemployment insurance from the state. [Tampa Bay Times] [Tampa Bay Times]
  22. Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis gestures as he speaks during a news conference along side Lt. Gov. Jeanette Nunez, Tuesday, May 26, 2020, at the Miami-Dade Public Library in Miami. DeSantis appointed two South Floridians to the state Supreme Court on Tuesday: a Palm Beach County circuit judge who immigrated from Jamaica and, a former assistant U.S. attorney who is the son of Cuban immigrants. [WILFREDO LEE  |  AP]
  23. A patient is transported by ambulance from the long-term care campus of Freedom Square in Seminole last month. [DIRK SHADD  |  Times]
  24. Sen. Tom Lee, R Brandon, discusses a bill involving white nationalists and white supremacists Monday, Jan. 13, 2020, during a Senate Infrastructure and Security Committee meeting at the Capitol in Tallahassee, Fla. (AP Photo/Phil Sears) [PHIL SEARS  |  AP]