The Pandemic

City of Sarasota to Host Covid-19 Vaccine Clinic at Van Wezel

Vaccines will be administered by appointment only based on where users are in line.

02/25/2021 By Staff

The Pandemic

City of Sarasota Eliminates Mask Mandate

The move goes against the advice of medical experts.

02/18/2021 By Megan McDonald

Public Health

Is It Time to Upgrade Your Cloth Mask?

As of Feb. 10, the CDC recommends double-masking to prevent the spread of Covid-19.

02/12/2021 By Stefan Milne

Coronavirus

Federal Order Requires Use of Face Coverings on All Sarasota County Area Transit Services

The order applies to all who utilize SCAT's services, including fixed routes, SCAT Plus and the Siesta Key Trolley.

02/10/2021 By Staff

Philanthropy

Meals on Wheels Plus of Manatee Receives $4 Million Gift

The funds come from philanthropist MacKenzie Scott.

02/02/2021 By Staff

The pandemic

Remote Learning Has Challenged Students, Teachers and Parents Alike

Roughly one out of every five students is currently participating in remote learning in Sarasota County.

01/29/2021 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Health News

How to Figure Out Where You Are in Line for the Covid-19 Vaccine

Don't know where you are in line for the Covid-19 vaccine? Sarasota County has launched a system to help.

01/29/2021 By Allison Forsyth

First Person

'I'm So Lucky': One Sarasotan's Tale of Recovering from Covid-19

Sheila Moore, owner of Allyn Gallup Contemporary Art, shares her story.

01/25/2021 By Kay Kipling

Covid-19

Tested Positive for Covid-19? Here Are Treatment Options

There are treatments available for Covid-19 patients before their condition becomes severe—and even before they any develop symptoms at all.

01/14/2021 With Hannah Wallace

Your Health Questions Answered

How Does the Covid-19 Vaccine Work?

The vaccine does not use a live virus, like other vaccines, but instead relies on messenger RNA to help the body prevent infection.

01/13/2021 By Allison Forsyth

Coronavirus

SMH to Host Special Covid-19 Vaccination Event for People 65 and Older this Weekend

The hospital is using its own supply of the Moderna vaccine to inoculate at least 3,000 people 65 and older on Saturday, Jan. 9, and Sunday, Jan. 10

01/06/2021 By Megan McDonald

Coronavirus

State of Florida, Publix Partner to Offer Covid-19 Vaccines

However, Sarasota and Manatee are not part of the initial 22-location pilot program.

01/05/2021 By Staff

Coronavirus

JFCS to Offer Weekly Covid-19 Support Group

The Zoom sessions will be co-led by author Nancy Schlossberg and retired attorney Michael Karp.

12/31/2020 By Staff

Coronavirus

Raw Sugar Living Founders Donate Handwash to Local Food Banks

Raw Sugar's founders gifted the food bank 72,000 containers of soap.

12/30/2020 By Staff

Coronavirus

DeSantis, Hospital CEOs Announce Distribution Plan for Weekly Covid-19 Vaccines

Florida will receive 127,100 doses of the Moderna vaccine and 118,950 doses of the Pfizer vaccine this week.

12/29/2020 By Staff

Breaking News

Covid-19 Vaccine Arrives in Sarasota-Manatee

Both counties began vaccinating doctors, nurses and other first responders today.

12/22/2020 By Megan McDonald

Travel

More Than 84 Million Americans Expected to Travel for the Holidays

That's 34 million less than the previous year; however, the CDC recommends staying home to mitigate the spread of Covid-19.

12/21/2020 By Staff

Covid-19

Sarasota Is Facing a Potential Eviction Crisis

With a national moratorium on evictions set to expire at the end of the year, local families who have lost income because of the Covid-19 pandemic could be left scrambling.

12/17/2020 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Health care

Clinician Honored With 'Behavioral Health Pandemic Hero Award'

Centerstone's Angela Dunbar was recently recognized by the Florida Behavioral Health Association.

12/15/2020 By Staff

Coronavirus

Local Restaurants Recognized for Covid-19 Sanitation Practices

The Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association's Seal of Commitment is awarded to businesses with top sanitation and safety practices.

12/15/2020 By Staff