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

Jobs

CareerSource Suncoast to Host Virtual Job Fair on Aug. 18

Many industries are represented; positions range from entry-level to professional.

08/03/2020 By Staff

Elections

Manatee County Announces Precinct Consolidations for Aug. 18 Primary

Supervisor of Elections Mike Bennett says the consolidations are necessitated by the COVID-19 pandemic.

08/03/2020 By Staff

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

Elections

Sarasota County Voters Urged to Promptly Return Vote-By-Mail Ballots

The deadline for voters to request ballots be mailed for the Aug. 18 primary is 5 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 8.

07/31/2020 By Staff

Eat better, do better

Psychiatrist and Author Launches New Video Series on Nutrition and Brain Health

Dr. Uma Naidoo is the author of the new book This Is Your Brain on Food: An Indispensable Guide to the Surprising Foods That Fight Depression, PTSD, ADHD, Anxiety, OCD, and More.

07/31/2020 By Cooper Levey-Baker

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

Jobs

PGT Innovations, Adecco Staffing to Host Drive-Thru Career Fair on Aug. 8

The fair has been rescheduled to Aug. 8 due to Hurricane Isaias. PGTI is searching for manufacturing technicians, material-handling technicians and loading technicians for night and weekend shifts.

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

Elections

Early Voting Begins Next Week

Early voting in Sarasota County will begin on Saturday, Aug. 8 and continue through Sunday, Aug. 16.

07/30/2020 By Staff

Things to Do

What to Do in Sarasota: July 30-Aug. 6

Downtown’s Farmers Market reopens, fishing for fun and a good cause, a suffragist talk, and more.

07/30/2020 By Kay Kipling

Finance

City of Sarasota Commission Sets Preliminary Millage Rate

No increase is proposed for fiscal year 2020-21.

07/29/2020 By Staff

Fast Track

Durisan Names New Science, Marketing Leadership

The company has hired a chief scientific officer, vice-president of sales and marketing and a staff accountant.

07/29/2020 By Staff

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

Sustainability

Sarasota County Wins National Award for Solar Energy Efforts

Sarasota County scored high marks for permitting, planning, zoning and community education processes related to solar energy adoption.

07/28/2020 Photography by Staff

Real Estate

Bradenton Property Sells for $2.4 Million

Sarabay Plaza is a 37,601-square-foot retail property located at 6513 14th St. W.

07/28/2020 By Staff

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

COVID-19

How to Handle COVID-19 at Home

Most of us will quarantine at home when we're infected. Sarasota Memorial Hospital doctors offer tips for equipment and people to have on hand.

07/28/2020 By Hannah Wallace