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

Coronavirus

Sarasota County School Board Wants to Push Back Reopening

The board wants to move the 2020-21 school year start date to Aug. 31.

07/14/2020 By Staff

Recipe

Let's Learn How to Make Rosemary & Thyme's Pistachio-Crusted Salmon

Via Skype, Rosemary & Thyme owner George Armstrong discusses how the restaurant is managing during the pandemic and shares a mouth-watering recipe with us.

07/14/2020 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Coronavirus

SMH to Offer Experimental Antibody Treatment for COVID-19

As of Monday afternoon, SMH was treating a record 98 COVID-19 patients.

07/13/2020 By Staff

Coronavirus

Citywide Public Health Emergency Extended Through July 17

A mandatory mask order is also in effect.

07/10/2020 By Staff

Coronavirus

Another 1.3 Million People Filed for Unemployment Last Week

The unemployment rate was 12.7 percent for the week ending June 27.

07/09/2020 By Staff

Grants

Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe Approved for CARES Act Funding Through NEA

The funds will help recipient entities and their employees with economic hardships caused by the forced closure of their operations due to the spread of COVID-19.

07/08/2020 By Staff

Safe and Stylish

Five Stylish Face Masks

With mask ordinances in effect, we've found face coverings from local boutiques that will keep you safe—*without* sacrificing your style.

07/08/2020 By Heather Dunhill

Back at it

Venice Farmers Market Reopens Saturday

The market is the first in the area to reopen since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic.

07/08/2020 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Coronavirus

Florida Education Commissioner Orders Schools to Reopen This Fall

However, local health officials have the option to override it.

07/07/2020 By Staff

Coronavirus

Goodwill Manasota Will Distribute Thousands of Masks

The organization is giving away 55,000 masks as long as supplies last.

07/06/2020 By Staff

Coronavirus

Florida Shatters Its Single-Day Record for COVID-19 Cases With 10,109

There were 106 new positive cases in Sarasota County and 160 in Manatee County. Sarasota Memorial Hospital also reported a record number of hospitalized patients, with 56, including 16 in the ICU.

07/02/2020 By Staff

Coronavirus

Another 1.4 Million People Filed for Unemployment Last Week

However, the U.S. added 4.8 million jobs in June, the Department of Labor reported, although those numbers were compiled before COVID-19 cases began rising in states including Florida.

07/02/2020 By Staff

Coronavirus

Selby Gardens Reverts to Phase One Reopening Status

The move comes after two employees tested positive for COVID-19.

07/01/2020 By Staff

Coronavirus

Longboat Key Closes Public Beach Parking, Restrooms

The move is to help stop the spread of COVID-19.

07/01/2020 By Staff