Covid-19 Update

Is Sarasota County Testing For the Omicron Variant?

So far, no cases have been detected in Sarasota or in Florida, and health officials say demand for vaccines is high.

12/06/2021 By Allison Forsyth

The Pandemic

Updated: Here's What We Know So Far About the Covid-19 Omicron Variant

The first cases in the U.S. have been detected in California and Minnesota.

12/02/2021 By Allison Forsyth

Your Health Questions Answered

How Can We Stay Healthy and Safe This Holiday Season?

A Sarasota physician provides holiday health tips in the midst of flu season and Covid-19 concerns.

11/17/2021 By Allison Forsyth

The pandemic

Where Can Children Get the Covid-19 Vaccine in Sarasota?

Plus: other information parents need to know.

11/10/2021 By Allison Forsyth

Bumpin' Up

Did Covid-19 Create a 'Baby Boom' in Sarasota?

There's been a nationwide decline in births, but not in Sarasota.

11/02/2021 By Allison Forsyth

Covid News

Should You Get a Covid-19 Booster Shot?

Booster shots are now approved for anyone age 18 and older—here's what you need to know.

11/01/2021 By Allison Forsyth

Essential Intelligence

Flu Season Is Here. Should We Be Worried?

A Sarasota physician weighs in on getting the flu vaccine this year—and why it's more important than ever.

10/12/2021 By Allison Forsyth

How We've Changed

Thanks to Covid, We're Talking About Our Mental Health More

And it's young people who are leading the way.

09/29/2021 By Cooper Levey-Baker

How We've Changed

How Covid-19 Has Changed Sarasota

From Zoom and Instacart to sweatpants and more, we found 28 ways life will never be the same since the onset of Covid.

09/29/2021 By The Editors

Your Health Questions Answered

How Does Covid-19 Affect Your Heart?

We know the virus has short-term effects on cardiovascular health, but are there any long-term effects we should worry about? A Sarasota cardiologist chimes in.

09/22/2021 By Allison Forsyth

The Pandemic

'Most Days I Want to Break Down and Cry': Sarasota Nurses Share Pandemic Frustrations

Exhaustion, staffing shortages, doxxing, hate messages—local nurses are feeling the effects of the pandemic.

09/17/2021 By Allison Forsyth

Grief, Interrupted

How to Help Someone Grieving a Covid Death

Chances are you know people who have lost loved ones to Covid. Here are some ways to help them navigate the emotional aftermath.

09/16/2021 By Kim Doleatto

Health

Could Sarasota Face a 'Twindemic' During Flu Season This Year?

Medical professionals are fearing a "twindemic," or rise in both influenza and Covid-19 cases this winter.

09/16/2021 By Allison Forsyth

The Pandemic

Sarasota Chiropractor, Mask Exemption Events Make National News

According to CNN, more than 1,200 people attended a Venice event this past weekend, including former national security adviser Michael Flynn, who now lives in Boca Royale.

09/16/2021 By Megan McDonald

Covid-19

What Do Biden's Covid-19 Vaccine Mandates Mean For Sarasota?

The president will require roughly 100 million Americans to get vaccinated—including federal, health and some private-sector employees.

09/15/2021 By Allison Forsyth

Covid-19

Sarasota Teen Entrepreneur Invents Sustainable, Breathable Face Mask

Seventeen-year-old Kylie Smith created the Exa mask years before Covid-19. Now the product is being shipped to thousands of customers nationwide.

09/14/2021 By Allison Forsyth

The Pandemic

La Primavera Supermarket to Host Covid-19 Vaccine Clinic Saturday

The event will be held from 11 a.m.-3 p.m.; first and second doses of the Pfizer vaccine will be available.

09/09/2021 By Staff

The Pandemic

Is Your Caregiver Following Covid-19 Safety Protocols?

We asked Take Care Home Health CEO Susanne Wise to share the safety tips she relies on to keep her staff and clients safe and healthy.

09/08/2021 By Allison Forsyth

Education

Despite DeSantis Appeal, Judge Rules School Mask Mandates Can Continue

In addition to allowing school districts to require masks, Judge John Cooper's decision ends the state's sanctions against 13 districts, including Sarasota County, that previously enacted mandates.

09/08/2021 By Megan McDonald

The Pandemic

Sarasota Memorial Expands ICU Due to Covid Surge

Sarasota Memorial Hospital expands its intensive care unit to accommodate severely ill Covid-19 patients

09/02/2021 By Allison Forsyth