Travel

Survey: 76 Percent of Floridians Are More Comfortable Traveling Now

A new report shows that traveler confidence has surged from 40 percent in Q1 to 76 percent in Q3.

07/22/2021 By Staff

Covid-19

The Zip Codes Where Vaccination Rates Are Highest

We also looked at the rest of the state to see where vaccination rates are highest and lowest.

07/22/2021 By Allison Forsyth

Covid-19

Should Kids Still Be Wearing Masks?

Sarasota Memorial Hospital epidemiologist and infectious disease specialist Dr. Manuel Gordillo answers some important questions about masking and vaccination in children.

07/16/2021 By Allison Forsyth

Covid-19

I'm Vaccinated. Do I Need to Worry Around the Unvaccinated?

Dr. Manuel Gordillo at Sarasota Memorial Hospital says that vaccinated people should remain careful in certain situations.

07/08/2021 By Allison Forsyth

Covid-19 Update

Do Sarasota and Manatee Counties Track Coronavirus Variants?

After two Covid-19 deaths in Manatee County, we wondered if health officials traced it to the delta variant, which is 60 percent more contagious than the original strain.

06/24/2021 By Allison Forsyth

New Rules

Can Workplaces Legally Require Covid-19 Vaccination?

A Sarasota labor and employment law attorney answers our questions about what employers can require of you when returning to the office.

06/16/2021 By Allison Forsyth

The Pandemic

Food Bank to Continue Monthly Food Distribution, Vaccination Effort

The June installment takes place this Saturday, June 19, from 9-11 a.m. at Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall.

06/14/2021 By Staff

Health care

Downtown Farmers' Market to Host Covid-19 Vaccine Event This Saturday

Single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccines will be available for free to anyone 18 and up.

06/07/2021 By Staff

The Pandemic

Here's What You Need to Know About the Covid-19 Vaccine in Sarasota-Manatee

We're keeping this post updated with new developments as we receive them.

06/02/2021 By Allison Forsyth

The Pandemic

SMH Opens Doors to More Visitors

The hospital has resumed normal visiting hours from 9 a.m.-9 p.m. daily.

05/21/2021 By Staff

Covid-19

CDC Says Vaccinated Americans Can Go Unmasked

But there are a still a few exceptions to the rule.

05/14/2021 By Allison Forsyth

The Pandemic

DeSantis Announces $1,000 Pandemic Bonus for Florida First Responders

Approximately $208 million has been allocated from DEO for more than 174,000 first responders across the state.

05/05/2021 By Staff

The Pandemic

Gov. Ron DeSantis Ends Local Covid-19 Restrictions

The order comes after DeSantis signed into law Senate Bill 2006, which will allow the governor to override local emergency orders.

05/03/2021 By Staff

Covid-19

Johnson & Johnson Vaccinations Resume in Florida, Nationwide

On Friday, April 23, the FDA and CDC approved continued use of the one-dose vaccine nationwide.

04/26/2021 By Allison Forsyth

Your Health Questions Answered

Is It Safe to Exercise After Getting the Covid-19 Vaccine?

A medical adviser for Orangetheory Fitness says working out after getting the vaccine may help prevent soreness and fatigue, but if you've actually had Covid, the answer is more complicated.

04/21/2021 By Allison Forsyth

Coronavirus

Experimental New Treatment Targets Deadly Inflammation in Covid Patients

Sarasota Memorial Hospital (SMH) is one of more than a dozen research sites nationwide participating in the trial.

04/15/2021 By Staff

The Pandemic

All Faiths Food Bank to Hold Monthly Food Distributions at Van Wezel

The large-scale events will take place on the fourth Saturday of each month through October at the Van Wezel.

04/15/2021 By Staff

Covid-19

Federal Officials Call for Pause on Johnson & Johnson Vaccine Distribution

But Sarasota-Manatee residents can still receive Moderna vaccinations at county sites.

04/13/2021 By Allison Forsyth

Tribute

La Musica Festival's Derek Han Dead at 63

The co-founder and associate artistic director of the long-running chamber music festival, Han was respected worldwide.

04/12/2021 By Kay Kipling

Creative Thinking

Nancy Guth Is Crafting Her Way Through the Covid Crisis

The Sarasota photographer found a new artistic path to help her survive as a Covid "long-hauler."

04/12/2021 By Kay Kipling