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Schools Reopening in Fall; JEA Bonuses; Coronavirus & Racism; Food Truck Roundup

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School districts are working on plans to welcome students and staff back into buildings this August. 

Surveys have been sent out by districts to ask what coronavirus safety precautions should be taken to make their staff and students comfortable and safe. Florida Times-Union Reporter Emily Bloch, whose latest story has sparked an investigation at Duval County Public Schools, resulted joined us for a closer look at what to expect this upcoming school year.

Related: Local, State, And National Coronavirus Coverage

JEA Bonuses

City Councilman Ron Salem joined us to discuss his propsal to give City Council oversight over JEA employee bonuses.

Coroanvirus & Racism

This pandemic has brought fear into hearts of Asian Americans, due to the spike in racist attacks made on them. House of Life & Bean owner Wen Raiti chatted with us about her efforts to raise awareness about these attacks.

Food Truck Roundup

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Last week's food truck roundup.

You can now savor some of the best local food trucks Jacksonville has to offer, while still practicing social distancing. This roundup helps local entrepreneurs and small business owners cater to their customers while following COVID-19 safety precautions. Jeff Klotz, CEO of The Klotz Group, shared with us which trucks will attend and when the roundup will occur.

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