Covid-19

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

Coronavirus

Tidewell to Host Stress First Aid Webinar to Support Community During Covid-19

The webinar will be presented by well-known traumatic stress psychologist Dr. Patricia Watson.

09/17/2020 By Staff

Jobs

Unemployment Claims Fell to 790,000 Last Week

But that's still higher than the 665,000 in March 2009 during the height of the Great Recession, the country’s last economic downturn.

09/17/2020 By Staff

Coronavirus

CDC Head Says American Life Could Return to Normal By Third Quarter 2021

CDC director Robert Redfield also told the Senate that masks are "‘the most important, powerful public health tool we have."

09/16/2020 By Staff

Coronavirus

CARES Act Funding Applications Now Available in Sarasota County

A total of $18.9 million in CARES Act funds is available for individuals and businesses for expenses dating back to March 1, 2020.

09/16/2020 By Staff