Every Florida county but one now has at least one novel coronvirus case, and Hillsborough County logged two more deaths, data released Thursday shows.
The number of cases in the state continues to increase exponentially. Here’s a closer look at how the numbers are trending so far, with helpful graphs to show how Florida’s curve compares to other states.
Millions more for unemployment system
The effort to improve Florida’s broken unemployment has been expensive. The state in the last few weeks signed two contracts totaling nearly $100 million to bring on people to answer calls flooding the system.
ONE St. Petersburg condo patient dies, email says
A resident of the ONE St. Petersburg condominium tower who was diagnosed with COVID-19 last month has apparently died, according to an email sent to residents of a downtown condominium building.
Challenges for locked-down nursing homes
Nursing homes have become fortresses to limit the spread of coronavirus and that’s hard on residents, loved ones and employees alike.
Traffic tickets down
Millions of vehicles are remaining parked in Florida and police agencies making fewer traffic stops, helping reduce the number of traffic tickets issued in March by a whopping 92 percent compared to the same month in 2019.
Pasco city elections postponed
Gov. Ron DeSantis has postponed the city elections in Dade City, San Antonio and Zephyrhills amid concerns about the coronavirus pandemic.
Job-hunting advice from those who’ve been there
Job seekers trying to find employment right now might glean some helpful advice from these 10 people who found themselves job hunting during the Great Recession.
Easter during a pandemic
Churches, restaurants and neighborhoods in the Tampa Bay area have figured out ways to partake in the festivities while maintaining a distance.
Distance learning curve
Are you a parent struggling with distance learning for your child? You’re not alone. After nearly two weeks, many parents say they’re having a hard time.
A philosopher’s guide to coronavirus
How do we find meaning and purpose in such an uncertain time of angst and isolation? We put that question to philosophers to get their take. Here’s what they said.
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