Coronavirus

Sarasota County Updates Residents on the Latest COVID-19 Precautions

Sarasota County will not be implementing a safer-at-home order; two nursing facilities have active coronavirus cases.

4:40pm Edited by Susan Burns

Coronavirus

Designer Camilyn Beth Offers Sewing Tutorials for Those Wanting to Make Face Masks

'Right now, my gut is telling me not to worry about dress sales and to focus on making these masks and teaching others.'

4:04pm By Megan McDonald

Coronavirus

College Students Deal With Campus Shutdowns Amid COVID-19 Outbreak

Not only are students being forced to adjust to virtual learning, they're also leaving behind friendships and a sense of independence.

1:36pm By Allison Forsyth

Zen Habits

Feel Better: Five Yoga Poses to Calm the Nervous System

We asked Pineapple Yoga + Cycling Studio owner Claudia Baeza to share five poses to help balance our bodies and calm our minds. The result? A restorative practice you can do in the comfort of your own home.

10:48am By Heather Dunhill

Coronavirus

Images of Hope: The Sarasota Hope Photo Project

We're inviting the community to submit photos that remind us why we love Sarasota and the surrounding areas, and show works of beauty or acts of kindness in these troubling days.

9:54am

Coronavirus

How the Coronavirus Relief Act May Help Struggling Restaurants

The bill contains at least $349 billion in federally guaranteed loans for small businesses.

03/27/2020 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Coronavirus

‘I Support Local’: A T-Shirt Company Rallies Around Local Restaurants

“We will look back on these times and realize we all got through this together.”

03/27/2020 By Ilene Denton

Coronavirus

Kahwa Is Giving Out Free Coffee to Health Care Workers

'Our hearts go out to all individuals on the front line fighting this pandemic.'

03/27/2020 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Coronavirus

Sarasota Farm Begins Offering Produce Delivery Service

Jessica's Organic Farm is adding the service to reduce crowding at its market.

03/27/2020 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Coronavirus

Digital Marketing Agency Launches TakeoutSRQ to Help Support Local Eateries

TakeoutSRQ encourages consumers to support their favorite spots by directly contacting eateries for local delivery rather than using a third-party company, allowing the restaurant to receive more profit.

03/26/2020 By Staff

Good Deeds

South Sarasota Modern Quilt Guild Makes Masks to Help with Shortage

Sewers are gathering scraps to create masks that prolong the use of medical N95s.

03/26/2020 By Allison Forsyth

Coronavirus

Sarasota Department of Health to Launch Drive-Thru COVID-19 Tests

The county expects to collect 50 samples a day at the site.

03/26/2020 By Staff

Makeshift Music

Catch a Virtual Concert From the Lead Singer of Have Gun, Will Travel Tonight

COVID-19 has put the kibosh on most concerts in Florida, but the singer in one of the area's best bands is still putting on a show.

03/25/2020 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Coronavirus

Will I Get Coronavirus From Ordering Takeout?

The lowdown on safety and ethics in our new takeout-only restaurant reality.

03/25/2020 By Benjamin Tepler

Exercise Corner

Miss the Gym? Here's a Playlist to Help Get You Motivated to Work Out at Home

Suncoast View's Joey Panek shares his upbeat playlist to get us moving and feeling happy.

03/25/2020 Edited by Susan Burns

First Person

'There Aren't Enough Tests': A Sarasota Native Shares Her Experience With COVID-19

While returning to Sarasota from Egypt, Kirstin Whitmire began to develop a fever and a sore throat. At first, she thought it was just stress and exhaustion.

03/25/2020 By Megan McDonald

Public Health

City’s Playgrounds, Parks to Close Wednesday

Outdoor park areas will remain open for walking, jogging and exercise; however, citizens are urged to follow guidelines about social distancing and public gatherings.

03/24/2020 By Megan McDonald

A Huge Loss

Award-Winning Playwright Terrence McNally Dies from Coronavirus Complications

The five-time Tony winner, a part-time Sarasota resident, died Tuesday at Sarasota Memorial Hospital.

03/24/2020 By Kay Kipling

Coronavirus

Gulf Coast, Barancik Foundations Launch COVID-19 Response Initiative

The foundations announced their joint effort on Saturday, with commitments of $1.5 million to support the initiative so far.

03/24/2020 By Staff