An Amber Alert came to a tragic end when 9-year-old Alejandro Riley was found dead not far from where police say he was abducted, but many sleeping Floridians didn’t learn of the alert until they woke up.
The Florida Department of Health announced Thursday that they will conduct two more COVID-19 drive-thru testing opportunities next week at the Venice Community Center, 326 Nokomis Ave. S. on the island of Venice.
The City of Sarasota has received a grant to acquire more personal protective equipment for first responders. The grant is $75,000 and will go toward protecting those on the frontlines of the coronavirus pandemic.
Gov. Ron DeSantis’ administration said Tuesday evening that a Department of Health employee who helped create Florida’s COVID-19 information “dashboard” was fired for insubordination, disputing allegations that she was terminated for refusing to manipulate data.
Florida’s surgeon general has acknowledged that a syndrome that attacks children and is associated with COVID-19 has surfaced in Florida, adding a scary new dimension to the battle against the coronavirus in the state.
Sarasota County will be finalizing their vacation rental plan on Wednesday, and they hope to receive approval from the state by Friday. This way, property owners can roll out their welcome mats just in time for Memorial Day weekend.
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis in a news conference in Jacksonville Friday said 99.99% of people who filed in March, qualified for unemployment and completed their applications should have received benefits.
Fitness centers can open their doors, as long as there is limited capacity to ensure social distancing can occur, and equipment must be disinfected after each use. Plus, many gym owners say they’ll be putting additional safety measures in place.
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As specifics continue to be ironed out, State Board of Education member Michael Olenick has requested that Education Commissioner Richard Corcoran create a pandemic task force that would focus on the numerous changes that schools will need to make in the coming months.
The City of Sarasota has created a new temporary outdoor café permit in a move to increase traffic at local restaurants. The permit is a move to aid these businesses while continuing to protect patrons.
The Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport is starting to see people begin to travel again. This is after the airport took a huge hit in the month of April, with their passenger traffic down about 95%.
More testing has just become available throughout the county, so City Commissioners are hoping that will be able to give them a better look at whether or not the virus is under control throughout the city.
The orders require nursing homes and assisted-living facilities to allow the Florida Department of Health into their buildings for infection control and conducting COVID-19 testing of residents and staff.