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These are the Counties in the Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL Metro Area With the Most COVID-19

Though vaccine distribution is well underway across the United States, the novel coronavirus continues to spread through the population. To date, there have been 34,256,300 reported cases of the virus nationwide — and that number is growing every day. In the Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater metropolitan area, located in Florida, a total of 307,349 COVID-19 cases have […]
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Tampa, FLBay News 9

Pandemic bonuses set to go out, but not all happy about it

TAMPA, Fla. — Florida now accounts for 20 percent of all new coronavirus cases in the u.s. And around 14 percent of covid-related deaths. Vaccination rates have slowed to a crawl as less than half of Florida residents are fully vaccinated. What You Need To Know. $1,000 pandemic bonuses to...
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Petition calls for mask mandate in Hillsborough County schools

TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) — Parents are calling for a mask mandate as coronavirus cases continue to surge in Florida, two weeks before school starts. A petition circulating online urges Superintendent Addison Davis and the Hillsborough County School Board to make masks mandatory in the classroom. “COVID-19 cases are on the...
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Tampa, FLwfla.com

Gov. DeSantis to sign executive order keeping masks optional in schools

TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) — Gov. Ron DeSantis said Friday that he will soon sign an executive order to keep masks optional in schools, contradicting federal recommendations. This comes after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reversed its guidance on masks earlier this week, saying that people need to start wearing masks indoors again in some parts of the U.S., even if they’re vaccinated.
Manatee County, FLBradenton Herald

45 Manatee County employees have tested positive for COVID in the past three months

Manatee government continues to struggle with COVID-19 infections among employees, the county administrator said Friday. Since early May, 45 workers have tested positive and another 111 have been forced to quarantine after exposure to positive employees, County Administrator Scott Hopes said. In that time, three county employees have died from COVID-19, including one last weekend.
Saint Petersburg, FLbusinessobserverfl.com

St. Petersburg developer sells major medical project

Optimal Outcomes LLC, a St. Petersburg developer that specializes in medical offices, has sold a two-building project it built together with adjacent land in Port St. Lucie to the Cleveland Clinic for $52.5 million. Tradition Healthpark, which Optimal Outcomes began developing in 2015, contains roughly 100,000 square feet of medical...
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Tampa Bay Times

Here’s who’s running for St. Petersburg City Council District 4

Five candidates are campaigning to succeed Darden Rice as St. Petersburg’s District 4 City Council member. They include tech entrepreneur Jarib Figueredo, lawyer-turned-neighborhood association president Lisset Hanewicz, bartender Clifford Hobbs III, investment banker Tom Mullins and private equity consultant Doug O’Dowd. District 4 neighborhoods include Euclid St. Paul’s, Historic Old...
Treasure Island, FLBeach Beacon

Recreation staff recommends repurposing T.I. golf course

TREASURE ISLAND — City recreation staff is calling for a mulligan — a golf term describing a do-over or replay without counting the effort — after telling commissioners the city’s 9-hole, par-3 greenspace at Treasure Bay Golf and Tennis could be put to better use. During a July 20th work...
Florida Statewfla.com

More than 144K Floridians at risk for eviction as moratorium ends

TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) — The federal moratorium on evictions, instituted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, ends on Saturday. With the end of that protection, hundreds of thousands of Americans, including more than 144,000 Floridians, could be at risk of becoming homeless. The eviction moratorium ends on July...