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Gov. Ron DeSantis announced Monday that schools will remain open and in-person instruction will continue despite rising coronavirus cases.
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The governor made the announcement shortly after noon during a news conference at Boggy Creek Elementary School in Kissimmee.
"We will continue to offer parents choices for the spring semester, and every parent in Florida can take that to the bank," DeSantis said.
DeSantis is expected to be joined by Education Commissioner Richard Corcoran and focus on education and the coronavirus.
The state reported Sunday that there have been 992,660 confirmed COVID-19 cases in Florida, placing it only behind Texas and California.
The governor has not held a news conference in almost a month, speaking on Nov. 4 following the election.