The Pandemic

Here's the Calendar for Upcoming Vaccination Clinics

If you are registered in Sarasota County's system, here are the upcoming vaccine clinic locations.

03/05/2021 By Allison Forsyth

The Pandemic

Local Pharmacies Begin Offering Covid-19 Vaccines to Teachers Under 50

CVS Pharmacy is offering the vaccine in 24 cities across the state, including Bradenton; Publix will open its vaccine registration to educators on March 5.

03/04/2021 By Allison Forsyth

The Pandemic

Here's What You Need to Know About the Covid-19 Vaccine in Sarasota-Manatee

We're keeping this post updated every day.

03/04/2021 By Allison Forsyth

The Pandemic

The First Covid-19 Cases Were Reported in Florida a Year Ago This Month

Susan Burns reflects on a year like no other.

03/01/2021 By Susan Burns

The Pandemic

City of Sarasota to Host Covid-19 Vaccine Clinic at Van Wezel

Vaccines will be administered by appointment only based on where users are in line.

02/25/2021 By Staff

The Pandemic

City of Sarasota Eliminates Mask Mandate

The move goes against the advice of medical experts.

02/18/2021 By Megan McDonald

Public Health

Is It Time to Upgrade Your Cloth Mask?

As of Feb. 10, the CDC recommends double-masking to prevent the spread of Covid-19.

02/12/2021 By Stefan Milne

Philanthropy

Meals on Wheels Plus of Manatee Receives $4 Million Gift

The funds come from philanthropist MacKenzie Scott.

02/02/2021 By Staff

The pandemic

Remote Learning Has Challenged Students, Teachers and Parents Alike

Roughly one out of every five students is currently participating in remote learning in Sarasota County.

01/29/2021 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Health News

How to Figure Out Where You Are in Line for the Covid-19 Vaccine

Don't know where you are in line for the Covid-19 vaccine? Sarasota County has launched a system to help.

01/29/2021 By Allison Forsyth

First Person

'I'm So Lucky': One Sarasotan's Tale of Recovering from Covid-19

Sheila Moore, owner of Allyn Gallup Contemporary Art, shares her story.

01/25/2021 By Kay Kipling

Covid-19

Tested Positive for Covid-19? Here Are Treatment Options

There are treatments available for Covid-19 patients before their condition becomes severe—and even before they any develop symptoms at all.

01/14/2021 With Hannah Wallace

Your Health Questions Answered

How Does the Covid-19 Vaccine Work?

The vaccine does not use a live virus, like other vaccines, but instead relies on messenger RNA to help the body prevent infection.

01/13/2021 By Allison Forsyth

Change of Direction

How a Sarasota Catering Business Shifted Into a Meals-to-Go Operation

When the Covid-19 pandemic put a halt to much of Zildjian Catering & Consulting's events catering business, the company ramped up its takeout division.

01/12/2021 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Coronavirus

SMH to Host Special Covid-19 Vaccination Event for People 65 and Older this Weekend

The hospital is using its own supply of the Moderna vaccine to inoculate at least 3,000 people 65 and older on Saturday, Jan. 9, and Sunday, Jan. 10

01/06/2021 By Megan McDonald

Coronavirus

State of Florida, Publix Partner to Offer Covid-19 Vaccines

However, Sarasota and Manatee are not part of the initial 22-location pilot program.

01/05/2021 By Staff

Coronavirus

Raw Sugar Living Founders Donate Handwash to Local Food Banks

Raw Sugar's founders gifted the food bank 72,000 containers of soap.

12/30/2020 By Staff

Coronavirus

DeSantis, Hospital CEOs Announce Distribution Plan for Weekly Covid-19 Vaccines

Florida will receive 127,100 doses of the Moderna vaccine and 118,950 doses of the Pfizer vaccine this week.

12/29/2020 By Staff

Breaking News

Covid-19 Vaccinations Begin for Front Line Health Workers, Those Age 65-Plus

DOH Sarasota will have 150 COVID-19 vaccines today, and appointments are required.

12/29/2020 By Staff