Ad Hoc Gasparilla-Style Events Invade Tampa Bay SaturdayThe Coronavirus pandemic may have sidelined Tampa's annual Gasparilla celebration, but that hasn't stopped an ad hoc celebration from unfolding this weekend in and around the bay waters of Tampa. Local bar owners gear up for a spike in customers over the weekend.
USF Doctor Talks About Possible Future For Johnson & Johnson VaccineOn Wednesday, the CDC had a meeting with the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices to learn more about the six women who were found to have blood clots after getting to Johnson & Johnson vaccine.
CDC and FDA Recommend Pause On Johnson & Johnson VaccinationsThe CDC says cases of rare and severe blood clots were identified in six women shortly after they all received the Johnson & Johnson vaccine.
Pasco Schools May Eliminate Mask Requirement For Students By The End Of AprilThe Pasco County School district announced it might not enforce mask-wearing by the end of April 2021.
Piney Point Reservoir: Engineers Shift Focus To Cleaning Remaining WastewaterManatee County Administrator Dr. Scott Hopes says the flow of water from Piney Point has stopped and companies are preparing to clean the water that remains in the pond.
FL State Senators Consider Adding $200M Towards Piney Point CleanupState senators are currently considering a budget amendment that would cleanup and close the stacks at Piney Point in Manatee County.
Piney Point Evacuation Order Lifted TuesdayResidents who were previously evacuated near the Piney Point reservoir are able to return home as of Tuesday evening.
Piney Point: Officials Attempt To Avoid Second Breach, Add 20 New PumpsOfficials say Monday evening 20 water removal pumps are being activated to avoid an uncontrollable breach.
Bay Area Churches Prepare For Easter During PandemicFor many churches, the key to having an Easter service is making sure safety precautions are in place, like enough space to social distance.Bay Area churches are gearing up for an Easter like no other. Last year, many churches were forced to cancel Easter services due to the Coronavirus pandemic, but this year, many are holding unique celebrations.
Parents React To Pasco County Schools Removing Online ProgramSome parents say they’re upset mySchool Online won’t be available next year, while others say students need to be back in the classroom.
New Vaccine Site For Military Veterans Open In TampaThe site was previously located at James A. Haley Veterans Hospital but is now at the Yuengling Center on the USF Campus.
Florida Covid Vaccine Eligibility Now Available To Residents Age 40 And OlderAs of Monday, people ages 40 and older in Florida are now eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine, and officials say they are increasing the amount of doses available at the federal vaccine site in Tampa.
Organizers Make Last Minute Preparations Ahead Of Special Olympics Event In TampaIn 2020 the Special Olympics was cancelled because of the pandemic, but this year with safety precautions in place, athletes will come together again.
Hillsborough County Schools Face $100 Million DeficitThe superintendent and school board members held a meeting Thursday morning going over the budget and how they plan to fix it.
FL Organizations Respond To Biden's Calls For Federal Gun Control Following Boulder & Atlanta Mass ShootingsPresident Joe Biden is calling for action on gun control efforts three days after a shooting in Boulder, Colorado that left ten people dead.