Coronavirus

Florida Awarded an Additional $28 Million in Covid-19 Relief

The funds are for disaster relief employment, which will provide temporary jobs, employment and training services, and supportive services to eligible Floridians.

12/01/2020 By Staff

Health News

USF Nursing Course to Address Covid-19, Burnout

In February of this year, a national study by UC San Diego confirmed that suicide risk was significantly higher among nurses than the general population.

11/20/2020 By Hannah Wallace

Holiday Travel

Traveling for Thanksgiving? Here’s How to Do It Safely

Traveling during the pandemic is a different beast, psychologically, emotionally and logistically.

11/19/2020 By Elizabeth Djinis

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

Zoom Town

Out-of-Towners Are Fueling Sarasota’s Hot Real Estate Market

“In my 34 years, I’ve never seen inventory as low as it is today,” realtor Roger Pettingell says. “I tell buyers, ‘Be prepared to buy.’”

11/13/2020 By Cooper Levey-Baker

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

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

Fright Night

Our Top 10 Trick-or-Treating Alternatives

Don't feel comfortable going out this year? From scavenger hunts to scary zoom sessions, here are our top Halloween alternatives for ghouls of all ages.

10/21/2020 By Sarafina Murphy-Gibson

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

Hunger

All Faiths Food Bank Launches ‘ThankFULL’ Campaign

The food bank is hoping to raise enough money to provide 9,000 turkeys for Thanksgiving and 4 million meals to the community over the holiday season.

10/13/2020 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

Breaking News

DeSantis Announces Phase 3 Re-Opening of Florida Businesses

The governor's executive order means restaurants will now be allowed to operate at 100 percent capacity, with no operational limitations enforced by the state.

09/25/2020 By Staff

Fresh Air

Our Favorite Outdoor Dining Destinations

Covid-19 has made outdoor dining more popular than ever. Here are our favorite destinations for an al fresco feast.

09/22/2020 By Cooper Levey-Baker

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