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

The Pandemic

City of Sarasota Revisiting Mask Mandate

The city commission voted 3-2 on Monday to begin reinstating the expired mask mandate.

04/06/2021 By Staff

The Pandemic

Tidewell Hospice, NAACP Partner to Provide Covid Vaccine to Underserved Populations

The organizations have scheduled four vaccine clinics in predominantly Black neighborhoods in Sarasota.

04/05/2021 By Staff

Oh, The Places You'll Go

The CDC Is Loosening Its Rules for International Travel

Here's what locals want to do—and where they want to jet—when they feel safe.

04/05/2021 By Staff

Covid-19

State Vaccination Sites are Transitioning From Pfizer to Johnson & Johnson

Beginning April 6, one-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccines will replace two-dose Pfizer at state-supported sites.

04/05/2021 By Staff

Health News

City of Sarasota to Hold Blood Drive at Arlington Park & Aquatic Complex

All donors will receive a tie-dye T-shirt and a $10 e-gift card, plus a free wellness checkup including a Covid-19 antibody test.

04/02/2021 By Staff

Zoom U

How the Pandemic Upended the Life of Sarasota's College Students

For students at Ringling College of Art and Design, New College of Florida and the University of South Florida, the past year has been filled with Zoom classes, socially distanced campus life and uncertainty about the future.

04/01/2021 By Allison Forsyth

The Pandemic

Corporate/Nonprofit Partnership Forms Local Supply Chain for PPE

To date, this partnership has distributed 140,000 masks, 14,500 pairs of gloves, and 1,200 bottles of hand sanitizer to 33 local organizations

03/31/2021 By Staff

Covid-19

Covid Vaccine 101: Here's What You Need To Know About Registration, Hesitancy and More

Sarasota Department of Health's Steve Huard answers our questions about vaccine numbers, hesitancy and no-response appointments.

03/26/2021 By Allison Forsyth

The Pandemic

Vaccine Eligibility Lowered to Age 40, Soon to Be 18 and Older

Floridians 40 and older will be eligible to get the vaccine as soon as March 29. Those 18 and older will be eligible on April 5.

03/25/2021 By Staff

The Pandemic

City to Host Second-Dose Covid-19 Vaccine Clinic at Van Wezel

The event will take place this weekend; only those with appointments are eligible.

03/24/2021 By Staff

The Pandemic

SMH’s Dr. Manuel Gordillo on New Vaccines and CDC Guidelines

Gordillo sees new hope in the eased restrictions—even as he reiterates the importance of continued diligence and pro-vaccine messaging.

03/18/2021 By Hannah Wallace

The Pandemic

Starting Today, Individuals 18 and Older Can Register for the Covid-19 Vaccine

But only people 60 years and older will receive appointments.

03/14/2021 By Susan Burns

The Pandemic

JFCS to Provide 1,800 Meals to Community Members Impacted by Covid-19

The meals will come from Paradise Grill; those in need are encouraged to show up at any of the locations at the appropriate date and time.

03/12/2021 Photography by Staff

The Pandemic

Here's the Calendar for Upcoming Vaccination Clinics

If you are registered in Sarasota County's system, here are the upcoming vaccine clinic locations.

03/05/2021 By Allison Forsyth

The Pandemic

Local Pharmacies Begin Offering Covid-19 Vaccines to Teachers Under 50

CVS Pharmacy is offering the vaccine in 24 cities across the state, including Bradenton; Publix will open its vaccine registration to educators on March 5.

03/04/2021 By Allison Forsyth

In Memoriam

Remembering Award-Winning Broadway Playwright Terrence McNally

A year after the playwright’s death in Sarasota from Covid-19, New York theater columnist Michael Riedel looks back on the man and his talent.

03/01/2021 By Michael Riedel

The Pandemic

The First Covid-19 Cases Were Reported in Florida a Year Ago This Month

Susan Burns reflects on a year like no other.

03/01/2021 By Susan Burns