CDC: Schools should require masks until end of school year

The recommendation to continue COVID-19 prevention strategies like the use of face masks and social distancing is aimed at providing safe in-person instruction.
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  States, business sort out what new CDC mask guidance means

There is no easy way to determine who has been vaccinated and who hasn’t. The new CDC guidelines essentially leave it up to people to do the right thing.

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2 people transported to Sarasota Memorial after nursing home fire

Face coverings are now optional at Publix stores

DOH-Sarasota to hold Pfizer vaccine clinic for 12-15 year olds

  Sunny with low humidity this weekend - Good Morning Suncoast Saturday morning weather

  Low Humidity Weekend!

Dew points will hold in the 50s both Saturday and Sunday, so we won't feel quite as hot as our temperatures just shy of 90°
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WWII veteran, 95, becomes oldest organ donor in US history

The liver transplant recipient, a woman in her 60s, is doing well.

Potential tropical system in Gulf next week?

  Dog trapped inside car in Sarasota rescued, police warn against leaving dogs in hot vehicles

More Suncoast residents ditching masks following new recommendations from the CDC, many businesses giving their customers options

  Manatee County sees tourism boom

  Weekend weather looking good

Universal Orlando will lift its outdoor mask mandate

Manatee County expands graduation attendance

ABC7 staff shows how we produce the news to Leadership Sarasota

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Pipeline operator says ‘normal operations’ have resumed

Gas shortages have been improving since a peak on Thursday night.

STATE HEADLINES

Missing child alert for 9-year-old South Florida girl

Gas stockpile, SUV go up in smoke

There were 20 gallons of gasoline in the back of the Hummer

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SLIGHT DIP: FDOH reporting statewide positivity rate of 4.15%

No quarantine for vaccinated students in Sarasota, Manatee counties

Punta Gorda man gives wife $1 million winning scratch-off for Mother’s Day

Surprise! Mom comes home after six-month deployment

UPDATE: Ringling Causeway reopens after hazmat situation

The westbound lanes of John Ringling Causeway are shut down as crews respond to a gas leak.
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Granholm: Normal service at gas pump likely by late Sunday

The shutdown of the Colonial Pipeline has caused shortages at the pumps throughout the South and emptied stations in the Washington, D.C., area.

DOH-Sarasota provides vaccine update, previews weekend

Sheriff: Suspect in custody after shooting into vehicle in Venice

Sarasota Police release body cam footage of officer saving dog from hot car

Pinellas County Sheriff investigating after fatal hit-and-run