Florida has canceled the upcoming administration of the bar exam, which was slated to take place July 28 and 29.

Instead, the state will give an abbreviated online version of the test on August 18, according to an announcement Wednesday by the Florida Board of Bar Examiners. That announcement did not offer a reason for the change, but the number of COVID-19 cases in the state has surged in recent weeks, prompting renewed calls for alternatives to the two-day, in-person attorney licensing exam.

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