Gardens CEO Jennifer Rominiecki said the gardens would continue to pay its employees throughout the duration of the closure.
The museum does not have an official reopening date.
The closure is effective immediately; animal care will continue 24/7.The closure is effective immediately.
According to the Florida Department of Health, 136 Floridians have tested positive for COVID-19 and six have been diagnosed and are isolated outside of Florida.
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In addition to neighborhood walkabouts, Girl Scouts have been permitted to sell through Facebook and Nextdoor due to coronavirus.
School districts around the state will keep students home for an extra week following spring break.
County residents who believe they may have COVID-19 are asked to call the Sarasota call center *before* visiting health care providers.
SFF officials said they will look to reschedule the event at a time "when the public can safely attend large-scale events."
The Sarasota Farmers Market will close this Saturday, and the Van Wezel will reschedule all performances through March 31.
It's unclear as to whether the cases are travel-related.
The move is to help prevent the spread of COVID-19, which has been declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization.
The Baltimore Orioles, Pittsburgh Pirates and Atlanta Braves voiced their support of the league's decision.
The remainder of the Florida spring training season is expected to be cancelled, and colleges and universities are extending spring break and instituting remote learning procedures.
There are 115 coronavirus tests currently pending in Florida, and 302 people currently being monitored.
The hospital recently tested 14 patients with unexplained respiratory illness; it has also set up a 24/7 coronavirus command center and a public hotline.
Both school districts are implementing enhanced cleaning and disinfecting measures; the third coronavirus case is the sister of a Hillsborough County woman whose case was already confirmed.
Plus, tips from the Florida Department of Health for minimizing your risk of contamination.
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One of the patients is a Manatee County resident who is being treated at Doctors Hospital of Sarasota.
Messing suffered an injury that's made her unable to travel.