1. The J. Crew was still closed on a recent weekday at International Plaza. The store is one of several mall retailers filing for bankruptcy, driven by the fallout from COVID-19. [SARA DINATALE  |  Times]
  2. You can liven up your Zoom background with images like this from the Tampa Bay Times archives. You can find them at and click on Royalty-Free Background Images. [BOYZELL HOSEY  |  Times (2019)]
  3. In this file photo, an empty entrance on Western Way at Walt Disney World, which is set to present a reopening plan on Wednesday to an Orange County task force. [JOE BURBANK  |  TNS]
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  5. Outside the Victoria's Secret at WestShore Plaza. The store is one of nine in Tampa Bay. The retailer announced 250 are set to close down. (Times 2013) [VAN HOUTEN, CAROLYN  |  Tampa Bay Times]
  6. The Pier 1 Imports store along U.S. Highway 19 is seen Tuesday in Palm Harbor. Pier 1 Imports Inc. is permanently closing all its retail stores in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. [CHRIS URSO  |  Times]
  7. Servers wear face masks as patrons enjoy outdoor dining while crowding Beach Dr. on Friday, May 8, 2020 in St. Petersburg. Restaurants and patrons begin to adapt to the new rules set forth by Governor Ron DeSantis during phase one of re-opening of the state of Florida. [LUIS SANTANA  |  Times]
  8. Big Cat Rescue founder Carole Baskin models a leopard-print face mask. The masks are being sold to benefit big cats. Portions of the proceeds also help first-responders. [Screenshot,]
  9. Barr and Co. hand sanitizer, sold at Cleanse Apothecary. [Courtesy of Greg Curtis]
  10. The Pirate Water Taxi will debut a 100-passenger vessel and two smaller taxis as part of an expansion of the company's routes and coverage of Tampa's waterfront. It plans to resume operations Friday. [Yacht StarShip]
  11. Universal Orlando's two theme parks are still closed but the CityWalk shopping and restaurants district will open on Thursday with limited hours. Guests will be required to wear masks and have temperatures checked at the entrance. [JOHN RAOUX  |  AP]
  12. The Corey Avenue Business District on St. Pete Beach in 2017. [Courtesy of Daniel Veintimill]
  13. Customers hustle in and out of Macy's Countryside in 2019 in Clearwater. [DOUGLAS R. CLIFFORD  |  Tampa Bay Times]
  14. Shenita James Berrian, left, and her mother Bonnie James, the CEO of Kingdom Kids, both serve on the board of the children's advocacy charity. James has over 30 years of work experience in social services, management, public relations and fundraising and serves as the Kingdom Kids president and spokeswoman. Berrian is the organization's artistic director. She is a mezzo-soprano who has performed as a soloist for the Richard Zinlinski singers, the Master Chorale and Opera Tampa. [BONNIE JAMES  |  Bonnie James]
  15. A screen grab of the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office's new 'Beach Capacity Dashboard' as seen on May 7. [Pinellas County Sheriff's Office]
  16. This sassy beach bag is among the unusual gift ideas found at Zazoo'd. [Courtesy of David Fischer]
  17. An exterior look at the WestShore Plaza on March 23. [DIRK SHADD  |  Times]
  18. A divemaster gives a talk during the Predators of the Reef dive show as a sand tiger shark swims above at the Florida Aquarium in Tampa. The aquarium has announced it will reopen with limited crowds on May 15. [Times (2014)]
  19. Dee Dee and her baby, born in January of 2018 at ZooTampa at Lowry Park will be on display again starting June 1, according to a plan the zoo has submitted to Hillsborough County. [MATT MARRIOTT FOR TAMPA'S LOWRY   |  Tampa's Lowry Park Zoo]
  20. Fort Jefferson, at Dry Tortugas National Park, is 78 miles west of Key West. It is on Garden Key, one of seven keys that make up the Dry Tortugas. You can take a virtual tour of the park on Google's Art & Culture pages. [Dry Tortugas National Park]
  21. Aerial view of an empty parking lot of the Westfield Brandon mall due to COVID-19 closures pictured on Thursday, April 9, 2020 in Brandon.  [LUIS SANTANA  |  Times]
  22. Paul Donofrio, owner of the Vintage Marche vintage market, poses in the market in December 2019. Vintage Marche is hosting a virtual market on its website and social media pages May 1-3. [SCOTT KEELER  |  Tampa Bay Times (2019)]
  23. Nancy Glover, a Goodwill employee of 13 years at the store on Brandon Boulevard disinfects and stocks merchandise. The store plans to reopen on Sunday after Florida Governor DeSantis announced plans to let more businesses serve customers in person. Goodwill staff were disinfecting merchandise, stocking shelves and put several social distancing measures in place on Thursday. [LUIS SANTANA  |  Times]
  24. Gatorland alligator handler Donnie Aldarelli shows off Chester, a 14-foot alligator, during the daily "School of Croc" show the attraction has been putting on its Facebook page since the park closed because of coronavirus concerns. [Gatorland]