Boaters line up at the Gandy Boat Ramp to enjoy some social distancing on the waters of Tampa Bay on Saturday. [LUIS SANTANA   |   TIMES  |  Tampa Bay Times]
Sheriff Bob Gualtieri, who was closely monitoring the boating scene, said boaters were behaving better this weekend than last weekend.
Yesterday• Pinellas
The Florida Highway Patrol said it was not known why the woman lost control of her car. She died at the scene.
Apr. 2• Pinellas
Some said it was “business as usual," and others were awaiting legal guidance.
Apr. 1• Health
That’s because the crews that collect yard waste are unable to stay at least 6 feet apart. Clearwater officials don’t know when service will resume.
Mar. 31• Health


  1. Tampa Mayor Jane Castor speaks during a news conference about the recent coronavirus pandemic Thursday, March 12, 2020 in Tampa. [CHRIS URSO      |  Times]
  2. Boaters line up at the Gandy Boat Ramp to enjoy some social distancing on the waters of Tampa Bay on Saturday. [LUIS SANTANA   |   TIMES  |  Tampa Bay Times]
  3. Mandy Minor works with her 8-year-old daughter, Clara, on a class assignment at home. Clara suffers from learning and developmental delays due to DiGeorge Syndrome. Without peers and a teacher to propel her through the day, she burns out quickly, her mother says. [Courtesy of Alastair St. Hill]
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  5. Pinellas County schools will expand its number of free meal sites for students while schools are closed due to the coronavirus pandemic. [STEVEN SENNE  |  Associated Press]
  6. Madico of Pinellas Park produces film products in a clean-room coating area. The company recently retooled its production to make face shields for health care workers. [Madico]
  7. Employees of KnowBe4 participate in a yoga class given by Michele Levin, yoga instructor of A Yoga Village, Wednesday, February 12, 2020 at KnowBe4 Town Hall area  in Clearwater. The employees are: left to right: Tara McClellan, Christopher Vaughn, and Vall Moss.  [SCOTT KEELER  |  TAMPA BAY TIMES]
  8. Supervisor Kat Watters, center, visits with beach team members Fred Marsalisi, left, and Sydney Going, at the TradeWinds Island Grand Resort. [MARTHA ASENCIO RHINE  |  Times]
  9. The new federal Paycheck Protection Program aims to help companies continue to make payroll with $349 billion in forgivable loans, but the day before applications opened, questions abounded. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File) [MATT ROURKE  |  AP]
  10. Filmmaker and longtime Scientology critic Mark Bunker, candidate for Clearwater City Council's Seat 2, answers a question while attending a candidate forum on Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2020, in the City Council chambers at the Clearwater Main Library in downtown Clearwater. Bunker will head to those same chambers on April 2 for his first council meeting. [DOUGLAS R. CLIFFORD  |  Times]
  11. Drivers pass a sign outside the Kimmins Contracting Corp., looking to hire employees last Thursday in Tampa. A record-high number of people have applied for unemployment benefits as layoffs engulfed the United States in the face of a near-total economic shutdown aimed to curb the spread of the coronavirus. On Friday, applications open for the new federal Paycheck Protection Program, which will provide forgivable loans to small businesses that maintain their headcount, pay and employee benefits. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara) [CHRIS O'MEARA  |  AP]
  12. A Dunedin reader tells Dr. Delay that the Bass Boulevard and Main Street intersection has a "potentially deadly crosswalk." He and his wife were nearly run over, he said. [Google Maps]
  1. The Pinellas County jail population has decreased by about 500 people in seven days thanks to the concerted effort of Pinellas public defenders, prosecutors and judges. Jails and prisons across the country are grappling with concerns that the coronavirus could infect incarcerated populations. [Times]
  2. The Double Decker Bar in Tampa's Ybor City entertainment district was closed last week. Tampa City Hall had sent fliers local bars, which were expecting a possible bar and restaurant closure announcement due to preventing the spread of the coronavirus. [OCTAVIO JONES  |  Times]
  3. Tech Data is based in Largo, where it employs 2,000 of its 14,000 workers. [DIRK SHADD  |  Tampa Bay Times]
  4. Speed limit signs set for 30 miles per hour are posted along Kennedy Boulevard in Tampa. [BOYZELL HOSEY  |  BOYZELL HOSEY   |   Times]
  5. The Covid-19 update beach closure sign along the sand at North Shore Park on Friday, March 20, 2020 in St. Petersburg. Pinellas County has announced that all public beaches will close tonight at 11:59 p.m. [DIRK SHADD  |  Times]
  6. Passengers board the Route 9 PSTA bus at Grand Central Station in St. Petersburg, Florida on Thursday, January 23,  2020.  [OCTAVIO JONES  |  Times]
  7. A picture of Lake Conservation Park, which was closed by Hillsborough County in response to the Coronavirus outbreak in March 2020. [JEFFREY S. SOLOCHEK  |  Times]
  8. An empty Clearwater Beach is seen Saturday, March 21, 2020. Pinellas County Sheriff Bob Gualtieri laid into national media for fostering panic that pressured county leaders to close the beaches. [CHRIS URSO        |  Times]
  9. The Kind Mouse founder and CEO Gina Wilkins, known as "Mamma Mouse," left, and Stephanie Chill load bins with items to be packed into lunch bags. The organization, along with The Junior League of St. Petersburg, packed nearly 600 bags on Tuesday, each with three meals. [JOHN PENDYGRAFT  |  Times]
  10. A motorist pulls up Wednesday for a coronavirus test outside a BayCare health center on Bruce B. Downs Boulevard in North Tampa. [PAUL GUZZO  |  Times]
  11. Former Clearwater police Chief Sid Klein died Wednesday of cancer. Klein spent his retirement in Port St. Joe, right, where he enjoyed hanging out on the water. [Times staff | Courtesy of Kelly Klein]
  12. A construction worker earlier this year walks along the beams of the Bainbridge Ybor City luxury apartments, slated to open this summer in Tampa. Currently, developers are seeing signs of a tighter lending environment, particularly for apartments, hotel and retail projects.
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