Florida sued over school reopening as new cases top 10,000

Florida’s largest teachers’ union has objected to the state’s decision to reopen schools next month © Getty Images

Florida’s largest teachers union has filed a lawsuit challenging an order to reopen schools next month, as the state reported more than 10,000 new coronavirus cases for the sixth consecutive day. 

The lawsuit, filed in Miami on Monday, aims to overturn an emergency order from Florida’s education commissioner requiring schools to be open at least five days a week and provide a full range of services when the school year begins in August.