Coronavirus in Florida

Coronavirus cases have been confirmed in the Tampa Bay area and across the state. Read the latest news on the COVID-19 pandemic as well as helpful tips, FAQ, event cancellations and more.

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Last updated 11:37 a.m. May 28 EDT. The Florida total includes in-state residents and non-residents who tested positive while visiting the state. Source: Johns Hopkins and Florida Department of Health

  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  |  Tampa Bay Times]
  2. Feeding Tampa Bay volunteer, Susan Johnson, motions for a single person driving through to pick up food during a mega-pantry operation at the State College of Florida on Tuesday, May 26, 2020 in Bradenton. [MARTHA ASENCIO RHINE  |  Times]
  3. The BBC and Sky Sports say there will be a doubleheader on June 17 with Manchester City, front, in light blue, playing Arsenal, and Aston Villa hosting Sheffield United. [RUI VIEIRA  |  AP]
  4. The office of Hillsborough County Clerk of the Circuit Court and Comptroller Pat Frank has begun offering certified copies of court documents online. [Times (2019)]
  5. Fior Miller sees a client May 12 at her salon, Simply Hair by Fior, in Clearwater. [JENNIFER GLENFIELD  |  Tampa Bay Times]
  6. High-wire star and Sarasota native Nik Wallenda has organized a drive-in thrill show that will be performed in a Sarasota park two weekends in June. [Nik Wallenda]
  7. Florida Cabinet met in Jerusalem last year. Left to right: Attorney General Ashley Moody, Gov. Ron DeSantis, Chief Financial Officer Jimmy Patronis and Commissioner of Agriculture Nikki Fried.
  8. This illustration provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows the 2019 novel coronavirus. [AP]
  9. Eric Carrasquillo, 35, the general manager of Butter's Burgers, 777 N Ashley Drive, Tampa, on Tuesday. Butter's Burgers bar and restaurant opened March 13th, just days before it would be forced to close because of the pandemic. [DIRK SHADD  |  Times]
  10. In-person student ACT testing is set to resume in some schools in June.

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