1. A student is pictured holding her mask as she walks to class on the first day of school of the 2020-2021 school year for Pinellas County students.
  2. In this 2020 photo, Margaret Choinacki, 87, who has no other family members left because her husband and daughter have died, blows kisses to her friend Frances Reaves during a drive-by visit at Miami Jewish Health in Miami.
  3. Server Hanna Holt, center, discusses the lunch menu with Dana Nafe of Tampa, left, Terianne Curcia of Apollo Beach, and Jolie Marjama of Wesley Chapel, right, on July 27 at Ulele in Tampa. Ulele owner Richard Gonzmart has requested that all staff return to wearing face masks at work as COVID-19 cases surge.
  4. Workers the the city of St. Petersburg work to corral dead fish as they float near the St. Petersburg Municipal Marina on Friday, July 16, 2021, where the area’s Red Tide bloom persists on the Florida Gulf Coast.
  5. Catherine Zorn practices ballet at her dance studio in Tampa. Dance was a lifeline to the 17-year-old Wesley Chapel teen, one that was ripped away when the pandemic started in March 2020 and the studio shut down. By the summer, Catherine felt anxiety and depression take over. She started hurting herself. and had suicidal thoughts. Many other teens endured similar experiences during the pandemic.
  6. Catherine Coonfield, 67, poses for a portrait outside her Manatee County home. Coonfield has hepatitis C and believes she contracted it after undergoing a liver transplant in 1987.
  7. Edmund Pendleton, 50, faces charges, according to the New Port Richey Police Department.
  8. Kelly Carling, a Hillsborough school parent, holds out her son's used mask to show how dirty they become. Carling spoke at the Hillsborough County School Board meeting on July 27, 2021.
  9. Pinellas School Board member Caprice Edmond insisted on regular community reviews of police activity in schools before offering support to a new contract between the district and local law enforcement.
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    Alonso High School, which has a new principal.
  11. Jaguars kicker (7) Aldrick Rosas gets a nasal swab test while sitting in his car in the parking lot outside TIAA Bank Field Tuesday morning. The Jacksonville Jaguars veteran players joined the rookies for this weeks start of training camp early Tuesday morning.
  12. A screen grab of a tweet written by Ron DeSantis Press Secretary Christina Pushaw.
  13. The entrance to St. Joseph's Hospital in Tampa, facing Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard.
  14. Kory Giles, 19 (left) and his mentor, Kerri Davis, 19, study inside the Marshall Student Center at the University of South Florida campus on Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2020 in Tampa. Students are being encouraged to get vaccinated to return to campus this fall.
  15. Jarvis Wayne Madison
  16. An empty field located on 46th Avenue and 39th Street, was to be redeveloped into an affordable housing community to be called Oasis Acres.
  17. FILE - This May 4 2021 file photo shows Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, center, speaking during a news conference at West Miami Middle School in Miami. (Matias J. Ocner/Miami Herald via AP, File)
  18. In this June 4, 2019, file photo, Commissioner of Agriculture Nikki Fried speaks during a meeting of the Florida cabinet, in Tallahassee. Fried announced Tuesday her office has suspended concealed carry weapons permits for 22 people involved in the U.S. Capitol breach.
  19. CORRECTS IDENTIFICATION FROM HODGES TO DUNN - U.S. Capitol Police Sgt. Harry Dunn wipes his eyes during the House select committee hearing on the Jan. 6 attack on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, July 27, 2021. (AP Photo/ Andrew Harnik, Pool)
  20. Wharton High School, 20150 Bruce B. Downs Blvd. in New Tampa, opened in 1997. Its attendance boundaries mean a long commute for students in North Tampa.
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A view of State Road 56 overpass of Interstate 75 westbound in Wesley Chapel on Monday, December 17, 2018. as D.A.B. Constructors was about to begin the diverging diamond interchange construction at I-75 and SR 56.
  22. A new, one-minute HIV test being demonstrated at Metro Inclusive Health in 2019. Florida will receive $10.61 million in funding to expand HIV infection prevention and treatment efforts from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
  23. A Cosco container vessel docks at Port Tampa Bay. [Port Tampa Bay (2020)]