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Teachers Union In Florida Sue State And Gov. Ron DeSantis To Halt Reopening Of Schools Amidst Pandemic

One of the largest Florida teachers unions sued the state on Monday, in an effort to halt next month’s planned restart of classroom instruction.  The lawsuit says classroom instruction poses “imminent threat to the public health, safety and welfare” of its members, students and parents. Citing the state’s position as a leading U.S. coronavirus hot spot, the Florida Education Association (FEA) argued in its lawsuit that in-class instruction violates the state constitution’s guarantee of a “safe” education for children. ...Read more

FDA Approves Faster Quest Pool Testing For COVID-19 As Cases Continue To Surge

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved pool testing to detect the novel coronaviruspotentially allowing more Americans to be tested using fewer resources. Quest Diagnostics has been granted an emergency use authorization (EUA) allowing its test to be used with a batch of specimens at a time — up to four different swabs. If the overall sample comes back positive, then the individuals in the pool are retested in order to determine who has COVID-19. ...Read more