Covid-19

Where to Get a Covid Test or Vaccine in Sarasota and Manatee Counties

Bookmark this list of local testing sites, vaccination sites and how to access Covid-related aid, such as rental assistance.

01/11/2022 By Allison Forsyth

The Pandemic

Here's Where to Get a Covid Test in Sarasota-Manatee Right Now

What to know about testing wait times, where to get tested and more.

01/11/2022 By Allison Forsyth

The Pandemic

SMH: Vast Majority of Local Covid Cases Are Omicron

Infectious disease specialist Dr. Manuel Gordillo updated the public on Sarasota's case numbers, Omicron concerns and the hospital's current status.

01/07/2022 By Allison Forsyth

The pandemic

Is There a Difference Between Omicron and Delta Variant Symptoms?

While both Covid-19 variants cause things like a dry cough, shortness of breath and fatigue, there are some slight differences—here's what to know.

01/06/2022 By Allison Forsyth

Covid-19 Update

Covid-19 Cases Increased More Than 200 Percent in Sarasota-Manatee Last Week

And Florida saw a 300 percent increase in positive cases during the week of Dec. 17 to 23.

12/29/2021 By Allison Forsyth

The Pandemic

What to Know about the Omicron Variant and Covid Booster Shots

Covid cases are on the rise in Florida—but so are vaccination rates.

12/17/2021 By Allison Forsyth

Covid-19 Update

Is Sarasota County Testing For the Omicron Variant?

So far, no cases have been detected in Sarasota or in Florida, and health officials say demand for vaccines is high.

12/06/2021 By Allison Forsyth

The Pandemic

Updated: Here's What We Know So Far About the Covid-19 Omicron Variant

The first cases in the U.S. have been detected in California and Minnesota.

12/02/2021 By Allison Forsyth

Your Health Questions Answered

How Can We Stay Healthy and Safe This Holiday Season?

A Sarasota physician provides holiday health tips in the midst of flu season and Covid-19 concerns.

11/17/2021 By Allison Forsyth

The pandemic

Where Can Children Get the Covid-19 Vaccine in Sarasota?

Plus: other information parents need to know.

11/10/2021 By Allison Forsyth

Bumpin' Up

Did Covid-19 Create a 'Baby Boom' in Sarasota?

There's been a nationwide decline in births, but not in Sarasota.

11/02/2021 By Allison Forsyth

Covid News

Should You Get a Covid-19 Booster Shot?

Booster shots are now approved for anyone age 18 and older—here's what you need to know.

11/01/2021 By Allison Forsyth

Health News

USF, SMH to Partner to Address Nursing Shortage

A new program will seek to improve the working environment for nurses facing burnout and stress as the pandemic persists.

10/27/2021 By Staff

The Pandemic

Sarasota Memorial Hospital, Doctors Hospital Update Visiting Hours

The move comes as Covid-19 cases are declining locally.

09/30/2021 By Staff

How We've Changed

Thanks to Covid, We're Talking About Our Mental Health More

And it's young people who are leading the way.

09/29/2021 By Cooper Levey-Baker

How We've Changed

How Covid-19 Has Changed Sarasota

From Zoom and Instacart to sweatpants and more, we found 28 ways life will never be the same since the onset of Covid.

09/29/2021 By The Editors

Your Health Questions Answered

How Does Covid-19 Affect Your Heart?

We know the virus has short-term effects on cardiovascular health, but are there any long-term effects we should worry about? A Sarasota cardiologist chimes in.

09/22/2021 By Allison Forsyth

The Pandemic

'Most Days I Want to Break Down and Cry': Sarasota Nurses Share Pandemic Frustrations

Exhaustion, staffing shortages, doxxing, hate messages—local nurses are feeling the effects of the pandemic.

09/17/2021 By Allison Forsyth

Health

Could Sarasota Face a 'Twindemic' During Flu Season This Year?

Medical professionals are fearing a "twindemic," or rise in both influenza and Covid-19 cases this winter.

09/16/2021 By Allison Forsyth

Covid-19

What Do Biden's Covid-19 Vaccine Mandates Mean For Sarasota?

The president will require roughly 100 million Americans to get vaccinated—including federal, health and some private-sector employees.

09/15/2021 By Allison Forsyth