2021 Florida Strawberry Festival Now Open But With COVID-19 PrecautionsStrawberry Festival organizers spent over $600,000 on equipment like disinfecting doors and hand sanitizer stations.
USF Epidemiologists Analyze Prevalence Of COVID-19 Variants In Bay AreaNew variants of COVID-19 are emerging across the globe and is leaving many in Florida curious about which strains have been detected locally. Additionally, will current approved vaccines have the ability to combat the evolving virus?
Expert Says Tampa Bay Could See Spike In COVID-19 Cases After Super BowlDr. Thomas Unnasch says if there is a spike in COVID-19 cases, we won’t see it for about a month.
Coronavirus Shuts Down 2021 Pokémon World Championships2021 Pokémon World Championships shut down.
Tampa Bar Owners Prepare For Super Bowl WeekendBar owners across the Tampa Bay area are preparing for Super Bowl weekend and the festivities that come with it. The financial impact of the pandemic is top of mind for some owners who say their focus for the weekend is protecting patrons from getting the Coronavirus by enforcing social distancing, mask-wearing, and sanitizing.
Manatee County To Require Proof Of Residence To Receive COVID-19 VaccineThe Manatee County Department of Health is starting to require proof of residence to receive a COVID-19 vaccine. This requirement is expected to be imposed when the next round of COVID-19 vaccines are delivered to Manatee County.
COVID-19 Vaccine Report: Neary 45,000 People Late To Receive Second Round In FloridaNearly 45,000 people are late on receiving their second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine according to the Florida Department of Health.
The Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine And What To Expect, According To A Tampa Doctor That Received ItCOVID-19 vaccines have begun the long road of distribution across the globe. A doctor at Tampa General Hospital discusses his experience receiving the vaccine and what to consider when it's your turn to get vaccinated.
Pinellas Man That Spent 51 Days In Coma Warns Against Holiday GatheringA Pinellas County man who spent more than 75 days in an intensive care unit fighting Coronavirus echoes local warnings to practice patience by not gathering for holidays. As the holidays draw near, local leaders are also asking people to be more careful than ever about taking COVID-19 precautions.
Hillsborough Code Enforcement Ramps Up Visits To Local Businesses Through HolidaysStarting this week, Hillsborough County Code Enforcement Officers are going to local businesses every day to make sure everyone is following CDC guidelines. Previously officers were only responding to code violation calls every once in a while.
Hillsborough County Distributes Free Masks To Those In Need As Cases RiseAs COVID-19 cases increase in the area, Hillsborough County is now offering free masks to the public to try to reduce the spread of Coronavirus. This comes just one day after the nation saw it’s deadliest day for COVID-19.