Coronavirus

Florida Awarded an Additional $28 Million in Covid-19 Relief

The funds are for disaster relief employment, which will provide temporary jobs, employment and training services, and supportive services to eligible Floridians.

12/01/2020 By Staff

Reality Check

We Asked Locals How Their Jobs Have Been Affected Since Covid-19 Began

Here's what they had to say.

12/01/2020 By Kay Kipling

Party City

'It's Not All Doom and Gloom': There Are Signs of Life for the Catering Industry

Even as the number of cases of coronavirus is rising again in Sarasota, many people are starting to plan events for next spring.

11/20/2020 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Covid-19

Financial Assistance Program Boosts Economy During Pandemic

The Sarasota County CARES Assistance program has distributed tens of millions of dollars to individuals and businesses.

11/20/2020 By Staff

Coronavirus

Sarasota County Reports 251 New Covid-19 Cases

The county's daily positivity rate is higher than 10 percent for the first time since July.

11/17/2020 By Staff

Jobs

As Covid-19 Cases Soar, 738,166 Americans Filed for Unemployment Last Week

Currently, a total of 21.5 million people are receiving some type of federal benefit.

11/05/2020 By Staff

Coronavirus

Covid-19 Outpatient Trial Shows 'Significantly Reduced' Virus Levels With Antibody Cocktail

Sarasota Memorial Hospital is currently participating in two trials using the Regeneron Pharmaceuticals drugs.

11/04/2020 By Staff

Economy

Gross Domestic Product Spiked By a Record 7.4 Percent in Third Quarter 2020

However, that growth is largely in response to Q2's unprecedented shutdowns, experts say.

10/29/2020 By Staff

Philanthropy

All Faiths Food Bank Receives $95,000 to Support Mobile Pantries, Covid-19 Response Efforts

The food bank's Mobile Pantry program provides access to fresh produce, meats and groceries to those in need.

10/28/2020 By Staff

Coronavirus

Sarasota County Schools Extends Face Covering Policy

But the vote attracted passionate responses from both sides.

10/21/2020 By Staff

Jobs

More Than 885,000 People Filed for Unemployment Last Week

The U.S. also surpassed 8 million known cases of Covid-19, and 8 million Americans are now considered poor.

10/15/2020 By Staff

Jobs

Layoffs Will Continue Without More Aid, Economists Say

More than 804,000 Americans filed for unemployment last week.

10/08/2020 By Staff

Government

Citizens Can Participate Remotely in October Sarasota City Commission Meetings

The next meeting is scheduled for Oct. 5 at 1:30 p.m. and 6 p.m.

10/01/2020 By Staff

Jobs

Another 787,000 Americans Filed for Unemployment Last Week

Employers—including Walt Disney World—continue to cut thousands of jobs, and U.S. personal income declined by almost 3 percent.

10/01/2020 By Staff

Coronavirus

All Faiths Food Bank Expands to Meet Growing Need

Since mid-March, the food bank has reported a 120 percent increase in distribution and a nearly 45 percent increase in new clients at its mobile pantries.

09/30/2020 By Staff

Going dark

Will Movie Theaters Survive the Pandemic?

Movie studios have delayed the release of blockbuster films and customers are scared of Covid-19, leaving local theaters reeling.

09/25/2020 By Allison Forsyth

Jobs

Another 870,000 People Filed For Unemployment Last Week

The news comes as the number of deaths from the novel coronavirus passed 200,000 this week.

09/24/2020 By Staff

Coronavirus

Sarasota County Launches CARES Act Assistance Dashboard

As of Sept. 21, $20,000 of the county's $14.5 million allocated funds had been disbursed.

09/21/2020 By Staff

Q&A

America’s Former Surgeon General Discusses Loneliness, Isolation and Covid-19

Dr. Vivek Murthy is the author of a timely new book titled "Together: The Healing Power of Human Connection in a Sometimes Lonely World."

09/21/2020 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Photo Essay

Six Months of Covid-19: A Review of Our 'New Normal'

Few of us anticipated how different our world would be right now.

09/21/2020 By Staff