Coronavirus

City of Sarasota Public Health Emergency Extended Through Aug. 7

Face coverings are also required in all indoor and outdoor public spaces in the city limits, whenever proper social distancing cannot be maintained.

07/31/2020 By Staff

Moments of Joy

Crossing the Ringling Bridge Remains a View to a Thrill

Seeing our city from the span never fails to please.

07/31/2020 By Kay Kipling

Coronavirus

Jobless Claims Rise Again This Week

Plus, Florida reports record deaths, federal $600-per-week unemployment payments to end, and Gov. DeSantis extends eviction and mortgage relief through Sept. 1.

07/30/2020 By Staff

Grants

Applications for Small Business Grant Program Due Aug. 7

Eligible small businesses are encouraged to apply for a $5,000 grant as part of the City of Sarasota’s ongoing COVID-19 economic recovery efforts.

07/30/2020 By Staff

Moments of Joy

Moment of Joy: Sipping That Nitro Cold Brew With Sweet Cream

Cooper Levey-Baker has been working from home since March, and since he doesn't have regular access to his favorite coffee shops, he's come to rely on Starbucks.

07/30/2020 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Coronavirus

Sarasota Memorial Hospital Expands COVID-19 Antibody Trial

On Monday, the hospital opened the trial to people who have been infected with the novel coronavirus, but who aren’t sick enough to be hospitalized.

07/29/2020 By Megan McDonald

Back to School?

Parents and Teachers Face Difficult Decisions as Schools Begin to Reopen

As the number of area residents with COVID-19 continues to grow, parents are being forced to decide whether to send their kids back to school, and teachers are wondering if it's safe to go back to work.

07/29/2020 By Allison Forsyth

Coronavirus

Manatee County Issues Mask Resolution

The local medical community estimates that up to 48 percent of Manatee County residents may be asymptomatic or pre-symptomatic and spreading the novel coronavirus.

07/28/2020 By Megan McDonald

COVID-19

How to Handle COVID-19 at Home

Most of us will quarantine at home when we're infected. Sarasota Memorial Hospital doctors offer tips for equipment and people to have on hand.

07/28/2020 By Hannah Wallace

Coronavirus

City of Sarasota Public Health Emergency Extended Through July 31

Face coverings continue to be required in all indoor and outdoor public spaces within city limits.

07/24/2020 By Staff

Jobs

Unemployment Claims Increase as 1.4 Million People File for Benefits

Claims rose last week for the first time in three months as COVID-19 cases surged in the U.S.

07/23/2020 By Staff

Pandemic Pours

How Local Wine Purveyors Have Pivoted During the Pandemic

Local wine shops, wine bars and restaurants have had to get creative—quickly.

07/22/2020 By Bob McGinn

Coronavirus

Florida Housing Board Releases $75 Million in Funding for COVID-19 Relief

Sarasota County will receive $772,298; Manatee County will receive $1,169,599.

07/21/2020 By Staff

Coronavirus

Citywide Public Health Emergency Extended Through July 24

Face coverings are also now required in all indoor and outdoor public spaces in the city limits, whenever proper social distancing cannot be maintained.

07/17/2020 By Staff

Breaking

The Downtown Sarasota Farmers Market Will Reopen Saturday, Aug. 1

The market has created what it calls a "customer code of conduct" for shoppers that includes wearing a mask and staying at least six feet apart from others.

07/17/2020 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Coronavirus

Publix, Other National Retailers Will Require Shoppers to Wear Masks

The move comes amid a surge of COVID-19 infections in the South and West, including Florida, which on Thursday reported 13,965 new COVID-19 cases and 156 deaths.

07/16/2020 By Megan McDonald

Grants

Tidewell Receives $40,000 Grant for COVID-19 Response

The funds permitted Tidewell to purchase nearly 100 iPads for its telehealth services.

07/16/2020 By Staff

Jobs

1.3 Million More People Filed For Unemployment Last Week

The unemployment rate was at 11.9 percent for the week ending July 4.

07/16/2020 By Staff

Coronavirus

SMH Reports 118 Positive COVID-19 Patients, a Record

The hospital said that there is also growing concern about proper staffing due to the surge in coronavirus patients.

07/15/2020 By Staff

Coronavirus

City of Bradenton Issues Mask Ordinance

Starting Friday, July 17, businesses will be required to display signage encouraging the public to wear masks.

07/15/2020 By Staff