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

Is It Safe to Eat Out?

How Local Restaurants Are Handling COVID-19 Safety Precautions

Restaurants have instituted a number of new safety measures, but dozens of complaints about a lack of social distancing have been filed with the state.

08/04/2020 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Coronavirus

City of Sarasota Public Health Emergency Extended Through Aug. 7

Face coverings are also required in all indoor and outdoor public spaces in the city limits, whenever proper social distancing cannot be maintained.

07/31/2020 By Staff

Moments of Joy

Crossing the Ringling Bridge Remains a View to a Thrill

Seeing our city from the span never fails to please.

07/31/2020 By Kay Kipling

Coronavirus

Jobless Claims Rise Again This Week

Plus, Florida reports record deaths, federal $600-per-week unemployment payments to end, and Gov. DeSantis extends eviction and mortgage relief through Sept. 1.

07/30/2020 By Staff

Grants

Applications for Small Business Grant Program Due Aug. 7

Eligible small businesses are encouraged to apply for a $5,000 grant as part of the City of Sarasota’s ongoing COVID-19 economic recovery efforts.

07/30/2020 By Staff

Moments of Joy

Moment of Joy: Sipping That Nitro Cold Brew With Sweet Cream

Cooper Levey-Baker has been working from home since March, and since he doesn't have regular access to his favorite coffee shops, he's come to rely on Starbucks.

07/30/2020 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Coronavirus

Sarasota Memorial Hospital Expands COVID-19 Antibody Trial

On Monday, the hospital opened the trial to people who have been infected with the novel coronavirus, but who aren’t sick enough to be hospitalized.

07/29/2020 By Megan McDonald

Back to School?

Parents and Teachers Face Difficult Decisions as Schools Begin to Reopen

As the number of area residents with COVID-19 continues to grow, parents are being forced to decide whether to send their kids back to school, and teachers are wondering if it's safe to go back to work.

07/29/2020 By Allison Forsyth

Coronavirus

Manatee County Issues Mask Resolution

The local medical community estimates that up to 48 percent of Manatee County residents may be asymptomatic or pre-symptomatic and spreading the novel coronavirus.

07/28/2020 By Megan McDonald