Coronavirus

City of Venice Approves Mask Ordinance

The ordinance follows those currently in place in the city of Sarasota and on Longboat Key.

08/25/2020 By Staff

Philanthropy

Charles & Margery Barancik Foundation Board Awards $2.7 Million

Funding focuses on supporting health and human service needs, building equity for communities of color, and protecting the environment.

08/24/2020 By Staff

Coronavirus

University Town Center Covid-19 Testing Site Now Offering Antibody Tests

There is a total capacity of 200 antibody tests per day; additionally, the site will continue Covid-19 testing, with a capacity of 1,200 tests per day.

08/21/2020 By Staff

Coronavirus

City of Sarasota Extends Mask Ordinance

Face coverings are required at indoor and outdoor public places in the city where social distancing is not possible through Oct. 28.

08/21/2020 By Staff

Coronavirus

Florida Covid-19 Deaths Top 10,000

Florida is the fifth state in the country to pass the grim milestone, behind New York, New Jersey, California and Texas.

08/20/2020 By Staff

Jobs

Jobless Claims Jump Back Above 1 Million

After dipping below the million mark for the first time since March, jobless claims rose again last week—a sign of the market's fragility, experts say.

08/20/2020 By Staff

Return to vendor

The Sarasota Farmers Market Is Back. Here's How Things Are Going.

Since the market reopened on Aug. 1, customers have flocked to downtown Sarasota to get their hands on food from local vendors.

08/20/2020 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Grand reopening

Newtown Farmer's Market Reopens This Week

After being shut down because of the Covid-19 pandemic, the market will return on Friday and Saturday with new social distancing rules in place.

08/17/2020 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Coronavirus

Sarasota Public Health Emergency Extended Through Aug. 21

The city's emergency order also allows the Newtown Farmers Market to reopen next weekend.

08/14/2020 By Staff

Coronavirus

SMH Begins Enrolling Healthy Adults in Experimental Covid-19 Antibody Trial

The trial aims to find out whether a lab-created antibody cocktail is effective at preventing and treating the novel coronavirus.

08/13/2020 By Staff

Jobs

For First Time in 20 Weeks, Unemployment Claims Dip Below 1 Million

According to the U.S. Department of Labor, 963,000 Americans filed for unemployment last week.

08/13/2020 By Megan McDonald

Hurricane Seasaon

Peak Florida Hurricane Season Is Here

Atmospheric scientist Bob Bunting updates his predictions on the extreme storm season ahead.

08/13/2020 By Bob Bunting

Education

Colleges Are Reopening in Sarasota This Month

We ask administrators and students how they’re approaching learning during a pandemic.

08/13/2020 By Giulia Heyward

Grants

Jewish Federation Provides Second Round of Emergency Grants

The funding aims to help the Jewish community during the Covid-19 crisis.

08/12/2020 By Staff

Hunger

Meals on Wheels Shifting Food Distribution for Manatee County Families

Meals on Wheels PLUS of Manatee has seen need spike because of the Covid-19 pandemic.

08/10/2020 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Coronavirus

All Faiths Food Bank Announces Matching Campaign for Hunger Relief

In response to a significant increase in need due to the economic impacts of the coronavirus, a $600,000 matching opportunity has been provided by area philanthropists.

08/07/2020 By Staff

Coronavirus

Nearly 1.2 Million People File for Unemployment This Week

It's the 20th straight week that jobless claims have topped more than 1 million.

08/06/2020 By Staff

Coronavirus

How Many People Are Actually Presymptomatic or Asymptomatic for Covid-19?

We asked the Florida Department of Health in Manatee County to help explain.

08/06/2020 By Hannah Wallace

Coronavirus

Manatee CARES Housing Assistance Program Applications Open Aug. 6

Funding is limited to the first 500 people

08/05/2020 By Staff

Coronavirus

Sarasota Health Department Will Conduct COVID-19 Testing Aug. 5 and 6

DOH Sarasota will have 100 COVID-19 tests available per day; appointments are required as demand for testing is high.

08/04/2020 By Staff