Miami - St. Petersburg mayor says mask order having a positive impact

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Despite Despite the the fact fact that that 26 26 people people died died because because of of Kobe Kobe 19 19 in in Pinellas Pinellas Pinellas County County County Tuesday, Tuesday, Tuesday, ST ST ST Petersburg Petersburg Petersburg Mayor Mayor Mayor Rick Rick Rick Crisman Crisman Crisman is is is taking taking taking a a a hopeful hopeful hopeful tone, tone, Crisman Crisman says says he's he's encouraged encouraged by by the the numbers numbers of of people people who who are are testing testing positive, positive, which which he he says says has has been right around 10%. Our hope is we're beginning to see the benefits of our mask mandate. Our goal is to ultimately see our percentages fall below 5%. They pull County school board agreed with Superintendent Jacqueline Bird and voted for a two week delay before the fall semester begins. Counties across the state of proposing similar plans, both in person classes and virtual learning will begin August 24th instead of August 17th.

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