President Donald Trump speaks about the coronavirus in the James Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House, Friday, April 3, 2020, in Washington. [ALEX BRANDON  |  AP]
The president exempted himself from his administration’s own guidelines, saying he could not envision himself covering his face while sitting in the Oval Office greeting world leaders.
Apr. 4• Health
Hospitalizations number 1,334, with a sharp increase over one week. The rising pressure will soon weigh more heavily on local health care supplies and workers.
Apr. 3• Health
Who counts as a senior? Can you leave the house? We tried to answer those questions.
Apr. 3• Health
In the last week, some of the nation’s top doctors have confirmed that the CDC is considering broadening the recommendation on who should wear masks. Why?
Apr. 2• Health


  1. In this Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020 file photo, Manchester City's Kyle Walker pauses during a Premier League match against Sheffield United at Bramall Lane in Sheffield, England. Walker is facing disciplinary action from Manchester City after apologizing for breaking lockdown conditions during the coronavirus pandemic. [RUI VIEIRA  |  AP]
  2. Firefighter/Paramedic William Fletcher (center) wears COVID-19 personal protective equipment and EMT Mya Jones wears basic level personal protective equipment during a press conference in the parking lot of Northwest Community Pool in St. Petersburg Tuesday, March 31, 2020
St. Petersburg Fire Rescue, in partnership with Sunstar Paramedics, has developed a strategy to deploy COVID-19 Strike Teams. The primary objective of these strike teams will be to respond to potential COVID-19 calls to reduce the frequency of exposure for the rest of the agency. COVID-19 Strike Team personnel are not to access or use fire station facilities, in an effort to reduce the risk to our agency, so that we can maintain staffing and resource levels to continue in our mission of protecting the entire community. The intent is for the Strike Team units to be in a constant state of readiness where needed and will be strategically located throughout the city. [JOHN PENDYGRAFT  |  Times]
  3. Two prisoners at the privately operated Blackwater River Correctional Facility near Pensacola have tested positive for coronavirus. [Florida Department of Corrections]
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  5. Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson listens, during a Coronavirus press conference, in Downing Street, London, Friday March 20, 2020. (Julian Simmonds/Pool Photo via AP) [JULIAN SIMMONDS  |  AP]
  6. Along with his son, Jace, Feely — who was born in Odessa and starred at Jesuit High School — is purchasing meals from Phoenix-area restaurants and delivering them to healthcare workers and first responders, according to the Arizona Republic. [PHOTO PROVIDED BY JANICE KLEIN  |  Tampa Tribune]
  7. In this Nov. 8, 1970, file photo, the New Orleans Saints' Tom Dempsey moves in to kick a 63-yard field goal as teammate Joe Scarpati holds the ball and the Detroit Lions' Alex Karras (71) rushes in. Dempsey, who played in the NFL despite being born without toes on his kicking foot and made the then-record field goal, died late Saturday, April 4, 2020, in New Orleans while struggling with complications from the new coronavirus, his daughter said. He was 73. [AP]
  8. FILE - In this March 24, 2020, file photo stacks of medical supplies are housed at the Jacob Javits Center that will become a temporary hospital in response to the COVID-19 outbreak in New York. A review of federal purchasing contracts by The Associated Press shows federal agencies waited until mid-March to begin placing bulk orders of N95 respirator masks, mechanical ventilators and other equipment needed by front-line health care workers. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File) [JOHN MINCHILLO  |  AP]
  9. Pinellas County Sheriff Bob Gualtieri walks towards stores at the Clearwater Mall Thursday, March 26, 2020 in Clearwater. Sheriff Gualitieri and Clearwater Police Daniel Slaughter where out at businesses Thursday posting fliers which contain information about the county's recent "COVID-19 Safer at Home" resolution [CHRIS URSO      |  Times]
  10. Toronto Blue Jays minor league baseball player Luis De Los Santos wears a mask while he prepares to fly home along with his teammates from the Dominican Republic at the Tampa International Airport in Tampa, Florida on Sunday, March 15, 2020. Flight schedules for departures and arrivals remain normal during the coronavirus pandemic.  [OCTAVIO JONES  |  Times]
  11. Pope Francis holds a palm branch as he celebrates Palm Sunday Mass behind closed doors in St. Peter's Basilica, at the Vatican, Sunday, during the lockdown aimed at curbing the spread of the COVID-19 infection, caused by the novel coronavirus. (AP Photo/pool/Alberto Pizzoli) [ALBERTO PIZZOLI  |  AP]
  12. President Donald Trump speaks during a coronavirus task force briefing at the White House, Saturday, in Washington. Standing alongside are Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Dr. Stephen Hahn, from back left, Vice President Mike Pence and Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. [PATRICK SEMANSKY  |  AP]
  1. Serena Williams reacts after scoring a point against Latvia's Anastasija Sevastova during a Fed Cup qualifying match Feb. 8 in Everett, Wash. [ELAINE THOMPSON  |  AP]
  2. The likeness of Benjamin Franklin shown from $100 bills. [LM OTERO  |  AP]
  3. Assistant Manager Shak Siddiquee poses inside Gulfport Shell on April 1. [JOHN PENDYGRAFT  |  Times]
  4. Tottenham is one of five teams so far in the English Premier League to have furloughed staff. [KIRSTY WIGGLESWORTH  |  AP]
  5. Boaters line up at the Gandy Boat Ramp to enjoy social distancing on the waters of Tampa Bay on Saturday, April 4, 2020 in Tampa.  [LUIS SANTANA   |   TIMES  |  Tampa Bay Times]
  6. The NFL decided last month to move its April 23-25 draft out of Las Vegas due to the coronavirus pandemic. [IMAGE OF SPORT  |]
  7. 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]
  8. A group of friends sit lawn chairs chatting as people behind them line dance to AM radio on March 26. [DIRK SHADD  |  Times]
  9. The NFL's Roger Goodell was one of the sports commissioners who participated in a call with President Donald Trump on Saturday, April 4, 2020. [BRYNN ANDERSON  |  AP]
  10. A body wrapped in plastic is prepared to be loaded onto a refrigerated container truck used as a temporary morgue by medical workers due to COVID-19 concerns, Tuesday, March 31, 2020, at Brooklyn Hospital Center in the Brooklyn borough of New York. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people, but for some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. (AP Photo/John Minchillo) [JOHN MINCHILLO  |  AP]
  11. A cruise ship transport boat is seen at a dock Saturday, April 4, 2020. A sick crew member of the Celebrity Infinity cruise ship was brought to Merry Pier in St. Pete Beach for a medical evacuation on Thursday, the Coast Guard confirmed. [Anonymous]
  12. Florida's welcome sign on Interstate 95 is just south of the state border with Georgia. [Google Maps]