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Introducing ‘Coronavirus in Florida,’ a new podcast from the Tampa Bay Times

We’ll sort fact from fiction and work to ease fears about the virus and COVID-19 — all in about 10 minutes.

Coronavirus cases have been confirmed in the Tampa Bay area. For the latest news on the outbreak, go to our coronavirus page, which we are updating regularly. You also can sign up for our DayStarter newsletter to have the day’s news sent right to your inbox each morning for free.

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With news about Coronavirus moving so quickly, it can be hard to keep up with the facts. That’s why we’ve started Coronavirus in Florida, a podcast of the Tampa Bay Times.

On the show, we'll talk to experts and reporters, share the facts behind the spread of the virus and discuss what could happen next. Our aim is to answer your questions and counter the spread of misinformation about coronavirus and the disease it causes, COVID-19.

The best part? Each episode is 10 minutes long, so you can stay informed on the go.

We don’t have a set schedule for the podcast, but we plan to publish more episodes in the coming weeks. You can listen to the latest episode by clicking the “play” button in the audio player above or by downloading it on your favorite podcast platform (available very soon).

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Tampa Bay Times coronavirus guide

Q&A: The latest and all your questions answered.

PROTECT YOURSELF: Household cleaners can kill the virus on most surfaces, including your phone screen.

BE PREPARED: Guidelines for essentials to keep in your home should you have to stay inside.

FACE MASKS: They offer some protection, but studies debate their effectiveness.

WORKPLACE RISK: A list of five things employers could be doing to help curb the spread of the disease.

READER BEWARE: Look out for bad information as false claims are spreading online.

We’re working hard to bring you the latest news on coronavirus in Florida. This effort takes a lot of resources to gather and update. If you haven’t already subscribed, please consider buying a print or digital subscription.