An American flag is displayed in front of veterans' graves ahead of Memorial Day at the Crown Hill National Cemetery on May 23 in Indianapolis. Many Americans remain cautious as the holiday weekend approaches. [DARRON CUMMINGS  |  AP]
As the world begins to reopen, Memorial Day celebrations will look a bit different this year.
May 23• Health
Gov. Andrew Cuomo says the state will decide when to loosen restrictions, not officials of individual cities.
May 22• Health
Universal testing is crucial to containing the virus in elder-care facilities. But Gov. Ron DeSantis says Florida doesn’t have the resources to carry it out.
May 22• Health
Public officials in several states disclose the names and addresses of people who test positive.
May 19• Health


  1. Shinedown will headline the 2021 edition of 98ROCKFEST at Amalie Arena in Tampa. [Sanjay Parikh]
  2. In this March 18, 2015, file photo, the NCAA logo is on the court as work continues at the Consol Energy Center in Pittsburgh for NCAA Tournament basketball games. [KEITH SRAKOCIC  |  AP]
  3. Home Depot. [MARTHA ASENCIO RHINE  |  Times]
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  5. Feeding Tampa Bay volunteers carry boxes of food into waiting cars during a mega-pantry drive-through operation at the State College of Florida on Tuesday. [MARTHA ASENCIO RHINE  |  Times]
  6. Runners cross the starting line at the Gasparilla Distance Classic half-marathon before sunrise on Feb. 23 in Tampa. [LUIS SANTANA  |  Times]
  7. Herminio Ithier, whose catering clients include Major League Baseball players from Puerto Rico, saw business fall off by half but still is working with other chefs and food trucks to feed first responders, front-line health workers and people in need. [JUAN CARLOS CHAVEZ  |  Times]
  8. USF quarterback Jordan McCloud (3) and his teammates are expected back on campus for voluntary workouts at some point in June. [OCTAVIO JONES | Times] [OCTAVIO JONES  |  Times]
  9. The Florida Board of Governors approved a set of guidelines Thursday as a first step toward a fall reopening of campuses, including the Tampa campus of the University of South Florida. [CHRIS URSO  |  Times]
  10. Liz Weston. [NerdWallet via the Associated Press]
  11. Naila Alan, 37, of Tampa sits with her Aussiedoodle Savannah at the end of a pier at Davis Islands in March. Alan was supposed to take a 12-day vacation to Turkey, but she had to cancel due to the coronavirus pandemic. She now plans to stay home. [CHRIS URSO      |  Times]
  12. Dr. Rachel Dawkins is medical director of the Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine Clinics in the Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital Department of Pediatric Medicine. [John Hopkins All Children's Hospital | Tampa Bay Times]
  13. In this Dec. 18, 2019, file photo, sports agent Scott Boras listens as Gerrit Cole is introduced as the newest New York Yankees player during a media availability in New York. Boras recommends his clients refuse Major League Baseball’s attempt to cut salaries during negotiations with the players association, saying team financial issues caused by the coronavirus pandemic have their origin in management debt financing. [MARK LENNIHAN  |  AP]
  14. A jogger runs past a mask-clad Acrocanthosaurus at the Witte Museum in San Antonio, Texas, on Thursday, May 28, 2020. Gov. Greg Abbott signed an order Thursday that will allow a select number of spectators to attend outdoor pro sports events in Texas. Abbott revised a decision to let pro sports leagues host events without fans starting in June as part of the state's move to reopen amid the coronavirus pandemic. The museum has been closed due to the pandemic and is scheduled to reopen May 30. [ERIC GAY  |  AP]
  15. Janise Danzy, program facilitator of Girls Inc. in Pinellas Park, center, checks on Trinity Sims, 6, and Aria Shoop, 5, both of Pinellas Park on April 22. Girls Inc. was previously an after-school care facility for girls, but is now a full-day facility for the female children in the care of essential workers. [SCOTT KEELER  |  Times]
  16. People walk around Sparkman Wharf in Tampa on Memorial Day. [DIRK SHADD  |  Times]
  17. Pastor Rodney Howard-Browne of the River at Tampa Bay church took to his live stream this week to promote The Stand, an "open air mass healing and miracle crusade." More than 2,800 people had registered for the event. It starts Sunday. [Facebook]
  18. Wearing blue "The Mission Continues" shirts, military veterans Heather Rivera, center, and Valencia Anderson, behind her, deliver food Thursday to some of the 360 vehicles lined up at River Of Life Christian Church in Riverview. [LUIS SANTANA  |  Times]
  19. This March 25, 2020, file photo shows a banner to welcome to fans at the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum in Oakland, Calif. Baseball's regular-season start has been put on hold because of the coronavirus. Major League Baseball's latest economic proposal to the players has put in jeopardy a planned start to the season in early July. [BEN MARGOT  |  AP]
  20. FILE - In this Oct. 29, 2019 photo, Agriculture commissioner Nikki Fried speaks at a pre-legislative news conference in Tallahassee, Fla. Fried, the only Democrat holding statewide office in Florida, upbraided Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis on Thursday, May 28, 2020, for keeping the state Cabinet “in the dark” by failing to convene the panel to discuss the state's response to the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Steve Cannon, File) [STEVE CANNON  |  AP]
  21. In this April 20, 2019, photo, Juventus' Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates at the end of a Serie A match against AC Fiorentina, at the Allianz stadium in Turin, Italy. The Italian minister of sport, Vincenzo Spadafora, announced Thursday that the Serie A will restart June 20. [LUCA BRUNO  |  AP]
  22. In this April 15, 2019, file photo, the elite men break from the start of the 123rd Boston Marathon in Hopkinton, Mass. The 2020 Boston Marathon, which was rescheduled to run on Sept. 14, was canceled Thursday, May 28, 2020 for the first time in its 124-year history due to the COVID-19 outbreak. [STEW MILNE  |  AP]
  23. The Hillsborough Emergency Policy Group in April [C.T. BOWEN  |  Times]
  24. DJ-producer David Guetta performs at the 2017 iHeartRadio Music Festival in Las Vegas. When hundreds of artists started singing from their living rooms when the coronavirus pandemic hit, the Grammy-winning DJ-producer still wanted to perform in front of a live audience. So the hitmaker set up shop at Icon Brickell in downtown Miami, performing outdoors for 90 minutes as 8,000 locals danced along from their balconies during the feel-good moment last month. Now, he’s launching his second United At Home event at an undisclosed location in New York on Saturday to connect with fans and raise money for health care workers and virus relief efforts. [JOHN SALANGSANG  |  John Salangsang/Invision/AP]