Suncoast Strong COVID-19 resource guide

Suncoast Strong COVID-19 resource guide
COVID-19 (Source: Associated Press)

Publisher: WWSB ABC7 MySuncoast


Sarasota, Fla.

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My Suncoast is working to keep you up to date on the latest in COVID-19. The Department of Health has provided a dashboard that updates once daily and can allow you to search for COVID-19 hotspots near you.

Healthcare Status: Testing is another essential service provided by the state and local DOH offices. In Sarasota, testing is available at the Mall at University Town Center. The testing site is located in the parking lot east of Dillard’s.

Testing site at Mall UTC
Testing site at Mall UTC (Source: testing mall utc)

Check out the DOH-Sarasota and DOH-Manatee for more information.

Call if you have questions about the Coronavirus
Call if you have questions about the Coronavirus (Source: FDOH)

How to help: If you need food and supplies, there is no shame in asking for help. Here are contacts for those groups if you need help or if you would like to donate food:

Meals on Wheels-Bradenton - (941) 747-4655

Meals on Wheels-Sarasota - (941) 366-6693

All Faiths Food Bank - (941) 379-6333

Visit My Suncoast’s Help The Hungry section.

How to get help: Even with hours of operation limited, city law enforcement departments are still available if you need them.

Reports may be taken over the phone to limit in-person contact. In Sarasota, police officers will take reports over the phone. To view an entire list of what sorts of calls will be dealt with via the phone, click here.

Closings: New rules and regulations are in effect at salons and barbershops across the state. Appointments are now required for service and stylist are required to wear protective gear. No walk-ins are allowed and appointments are limited to staff and the client.

Beaches have also re-opened, but social distancing rules are enforced at both Manatee County and Sarasota County Beaches.

Suncoast Strong: As always, good news is most welcome. If you see someone doing a good deed, take a picture and share it with us. We love good news and we could all use some.

You can submit photos, videos and your stories here.

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