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5 Things To Know On Tuesday, December 1, 2020

Posted at 7:11 AM, Dec 01, 2020

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1. Weather is more than small talk today: Cold front moves in and hurricane season is over, but...
You'll want a jacket this morning with temperatures in the 50s early in Palm Beach County. Sunshine will help push temperatures back to the 60's by Tuesday afternoon.

Expect another really cool start Wednesday morning with temperatures in the 40's inland and north, low 50's for Palm Beach County. Luckily, some sunshine will help boost the afternoon highs into the upper 60's and low 70's.

Tropics Talk:
We are continuing to watch an area north of the Canary Islands in the far eastern Atlantic Ocean. There is a 30% chance of development during the next 5 days. This system will not be impacting North America.

Latest Weather Forecast: Tuesday 5 a.m.

2. DeSantis says 'schools will remain open for in-person instruction'
DeSantis was joined by Education Commissioner Richard Corcoran and announced a new executive order saying "parents must be notified if a student is struggling with virtual learning, still providing the parent the option to do virtual learning if they want."

The new emergency order continues the requirement that school districts offer in-person learning and contains school district funding protections. DeSantis again shot down a state mask mandate, lockdowns and travel bans.

The state reported Sunday that there had been 992,660 confirmed COVID-19 cases in Florida, placing it only behind Texas and California. DeSantis said that hospitals in Florida are currently treating about 4,000 people for the coronavirus

Schools will remain open in Florida, Gov. DeSantis says

3. Coronavirus task force latest: Atlas out, Brix sends warning to holiday travelers
Dr. Scott Atlas has resigned after he joined the White House this summer, where he clashed with top government scientists, including Dr. Anthony Fauci and Dr. Deborah Birx, as he resisted stronger efforts to contain the COVID-19 pandemic that has killed more than 267,000 Americans.

In his resignation letter, which Fox News exclusively obtained, Atlas wished "all the best" to the incoming Biden administration.

Birx is warning Americans who traveled for Thanksgiving and attended a large gathering that they should assume they were infected with the coronavirus.

Dr. Scott Atlas reportedly resigns from Trump administration
White House coronavirus adviser Dr. Scott Atlas gestures while speaking at the White House, Monday, Oct. 12, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

4. Election 2020 Latest: Arizona certifies Biden win
Democratic Secretary of State Katie Hobbs and Republican Gov. Doug Ducey defended the integrity of the election even as lawyers for Trump were across town Monday arguing, without evidence, to nine Republican lawmakers that the election was marred by fraud.

Lawsuits and legal action taken by the Trump campaign did not go far in Arizona, in at least one instance, the lawyers dropped a case seeking a recount of Election Day ballots.

Biden won Arizona by 0.3% of the nearly 3.4 million ballots cast, a margin of just under 10,500 votes. He’s the second Democrat in 70 years to win the state.

Arizona certifies election results for Biden, as Trump lawyers continue to fight
Arizona Secretary of State Katie Hobbs, left, and Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey bump elbows as they meet to certify the election results for federal, statewide, and legislative offices and statewide ballot measures at the official canvass at the Arizona Capitol Monday, Nov. 30, 2020, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, Pool)

5. COVID-19 vaccines could be in long-term care facilities by mid-December
CVS and Walgreens are gearing up to give coronavirus vaccines - in long-term care facilities, not retail stores - once the FDA approves one for emergency use.

In October, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced agreements with both companies to give vaccinations to long-term care facility residents nationwide with no out-of-pocket costs.

According to the HHS, both companies will schedule and coordinate on-site clinic date(s) directly with each facility.

CVS, Walgreens could administer COVID vaccines in long-term care facilities by mid-December
FILE - A Walgreens and CVS drugstore are seen on adjacent corners at an intersection in Calumet City, Ill., on Friday, April 30, 2004. On Monday, Nov. 30, 2020, CVS and Walgreens are gearing up to administer COVID-19 vaccines in long-term care facilities once the FDA approves one for emergency use. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green)

On This Day In History
On December 1, 1955, Rosa Parks is jailed for refusing to give up her seat on a public bus to a white man, a violation of the city’s racial segregation laws. The successful Montgomery Bus Boycott, organized by a young Baptist minister named Martin Luther King, Jr., followed Park’s historic act of civil disobedience.

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