What you need to know in Sarasota-Manatee, Monday, July 13 – Sarasota Herald-Tribune

As of Monday, 282,435 individuals in Florida have checked positive for COVID-19, and there have been 4,277 deaths. You can likewise track coronavirus cases by ZIP code in Sarasota and Manatee counties.


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5:00 p.m.: North Port to ask county for parks arrangement extension.

Faced with the prospect of investing more than $1.3 million every year when the city eventually assumes maintenance of all parks within the city limitations– presently targeted for July 1, 2021– North Port City Commissioners plan to ask their counterparts in Sarasota County for at least a three-month extension in addition to Zoom meeting to talk about the contract.

4:13: COVID-19 aid applications open Tuesday for Manatee County little services.

Beginning July 14, small organisations impacted by COVID-19 in Manatee County can obtain up to $5,000 to assist continue operations safely.

4:11 p.m.: Sarasota School Boards thoughts on superintendent prospects.

The Sarasota School Board will pick the districts next superintendent on Tuesday.

3:56 p.m.: Sarasota daredevils Bello and Annaliese Nock on Americas Got Talent return.

A father-and-daughter daredevil duo who live in Sarasota and carry out internationally, consisting of on “Americas Got Talent,” will go back to the NBC competitors show on Tuesday.

3:20 p.m.: Critic and Music Mondays leader Edward Alley dies at 85.

Edward Alley, the artist and conductor who ended up being actively associated with the Sarasota arts scene as a music critic, board member and host of the music Mondays program for the Sarasota Institute for Lifetime Learning, died Monday at 85.

2:42 p.m.: Braves to hold opening weekend event performance at CoolToday Park.

As Major League Baseball prepares to start a changed version of its 2020 season due to COVID-19, the Atlanta Braves plan to commemorate at their Sarasota County spring training stadium.

2:37 p.m.: After smashing coronavirus record, Floridas day after also bleak.

Florida added another 12,624 coronavirus cases Monday, with the states second highest 24-hour toll coming only a day after a record-smashing 15,300 cases were reported.

1:47 p.m.: Mote releases mammoth loggerhead with satellite tracker.

Mote Marine Laboratory biologists are hoping a satellite tags will provide more information about what male sea turtles perform in the ocean.

12:26 p.m.: Record COVID-19 hospitalizations at Sarasota Memorial Hospital.

Sarasota Memorial Hospital has actually again broken a record for COVID-19 patients.

12:01 p.m.: Sarasota-Bradenton traveler traffic increases in June.

June was Sarasota-Bradenton International Airports busiest complete month because COVID-19 began, however traveler traffic was still down 64% compared to the same month in 2019.

11:41 a.m.: Heres where cash for Sarasota city elections is coming from.

A Herald-Tribune analysis of project finance records shows how well Sarasota City Commission candidates are courting donors during the worldwide health crisis.

11:21 a.m.: 12,624 new COVID-19 cases in Florida on Monday.

The Florida Department of Health revealed 12,624 brand-new cases of COVID-19 in the state on Monday, a decline after Sundays record of 15,300.

11:21 a.m.: Finalists called for Sarasota Chambers Berlin Small Business awards.

The Greater Sarasota Chamber of Commerce has actually named the finalists for the 2020 Frank G. Berlin Sr. Small Business Awards.

10:46 a.m.: Drive-thru COVID-19 tests offered in Venice.

The Florida Department of Health in Sarasota is arranging visit only COVID-19 tests, from 8 a.m. to midday Wednesday and Thursday at the Venice Community.

6:44 a.m.: Anderson: No coronavirus cure, just federal charges.

The miracle remedy was made in a backyard shed, strong enough to eliminate, suspicious enough to concern.

6:30 a.m.: AltMeds virus-proof development market.

2 weeks back, a mile or so off Interstate 75 in Lakewood Ranch, AltMed opened the doors of its 23rd Florida dispensary, its 11th this year. Its aggressive growth mirrors the states burgeoning medical cannabis patient database.

6:30 a.m.: Pandemic improves telehealth into prevalent usage.

A few months ago, when news was breaking about the spread of the coronavirus in the United States, Dr. Stephen Nicholas acknowledged the hazard. He gathered with colleagues and designed a plan to begin supplying telehealth to some patients. The benefits of “virtual sees,” like seeing the physician online through Zoom or FaceTime, are lots of, beginning with the benefit of being able to stay at home.

6:15 a.m.: Low essential celebration for 100-year-old Sarasota veteran.

Today, Ralph Franklin will take an unusual (nowadays) adventure far from his residence at The Glenridge on Palmer Ranch to celebrate his 100th birthday. He was among the Marines in the very first wave of the Bougainville intrusion in World War II.

6:14 a.m. Bank of America closes Southwest Florida branches over virus issues.

The biggest bank in Southwest Florida momentarily closed 32 of its regional offices recently due to coronavirus issues.

1:00 a.m.: North Port to discuss city managers annual evaluation.

Venice council to discuss benefits of masks on Tuesday.

At Lido, a primarily maskless crowd.


The COVID-19 pandemic has produced a different photo of tourist than what Sarasota-Manatee is used to seeing. Travel limitations prohibited travelers from essential out-of-state markets from crossing into Florida unless their travel is considered “vital.”.

For the 2nd consecutive year, North Port City Manager Peter Lear graded out as “extremely effective” or much better on his yearly assessment from 4 of the five city commissioners, all of whom will discuss his task performance at their routine conference Tuesday early morning.

According to national information, while 71% of low-income Americans experience a civil legal issue in any given year, 86% get either minimal or no legal aid to handle it.

Venice Farmers Market reopens.

The Venice Farmers Market opened for service on Venice Avenue with a slightly various design that accommodated for social distancing.

Sarasota-Manatee tourist will continue to shift.

The Venice City Council on Tuesday morning will go over the advantages and disadvantages of instituting a mask ordinance in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Almost two weeks after the city of Sarasota passed a face mask regulation that excused their use outdoors where social distancing is possible, beachgoers on Sunday seemed to agree: The beach is no place for masks.

Florida smashes COVID-19 record.

Florida logged 15,300 new coronavirus cases on Sunday, the greatest everyday gain any state has actually taped.

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