St. Petersburg

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 city will be offering $5,000 grants to eligible small businesses and $500 grants to employees.
Yesterday• Health
Tampa Mayor Jane Castor lauded residents for staying apart, while St. Petersburg Mayor Rick Kriseman chastised people for crowding. The difference? It might be the parks.
Yesterday• Health
Some said it was “business as usual," and others were awaiting legal guidance.
Apr. 1• Health


  1. 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]
  2. 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]
  3. Tampa residents enjoy time outside on Wednesday, April 1, 2020 in Tampa. Bayshore blvd is one of the few public spaces open to the public after the City of Tampa enacted the Safer At Home order urging residents to stay home. [LUIS SANTANA  |  Times]
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  5. St. Petersburg-owned bars and restaurants and their St. Petersburg resident employees will be eligible for the grants. [MARTHA ASENCIO RHINE  |  Times]
  6. 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]
  7. 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]
  8. Video producer/editor Mike Fitzer films a virtual Easter service with the Rev. Dr. J. Herbert Nelson, II, Stated Clerk of the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), at the denomination's headquarters in Kentucky. The service will be available to churches nationally. Photo by Kathy Francis [Kathy Francis]
  9. 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]
  10. Spoor Bunch Franz, a tax and accounting firm in St. Petersburg, ranked No. 4 this year in the Top Workplaces small business category. Pictured is its St. Petersburg office. [Scott Keeler | Times] [SCOTT KEELER  |  TAMPA BAY TIMES]
  11. 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]
  12. 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]
  1. 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]
  2. Left to Right: Sarah Cowart, 6, helps her mother Hana Cowart roll out dough to make matzah in the family's kitchen, as Hana's husband Lyle and daughter Maddie, 2, watch. The family watched a YouTube live presentation by Maureen Sechan, director of lifelong learning, Congregation B'nai Israel of St. Petersburg, on their computer. [SCOTT KEELER  |  Times]
  3. Creekside Manor team member Blanca Alvardo, 74, right, hands resident Maggie Lauer, 66, food at Creekside Manor I Tuesday, March 31, 2020 in Tampa. Residents at Creekside Manor received four prepared meals in addition to fresh strawberries on Tuesday. [CHRIS URSO      |  Times]
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  5. Pasco County Historic Courthouse in Dade City. Times (2018)
  6. Firefighter/Paramedic William Fletcher (center) shows off COVID-19 personal protective equipment and EMT Mya Jones wears basic level personal protective equipment. [JOHN PENDYGRAFT  |  Times]
  7. Justin Doyle, 48, collapsed and later died while running in the March 1 Skyway 10K race. A St. Petersburg Fire Rescue report reveals the confusion and miscommunications that delayed medical help. [Courtesy of Lea Doyle | Times staff]
  8. Mayor Rick Kriseman on Monday held a news conference via Facebook Live, where he lambasted residents for ignoring social distancing guidelines in city parks. [BOYZELL HOSEY   |   Times]
  9. 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]
  10. Holly Winn, 60, a case manager with Eckerd Connects Community Alternative, speaks to one of her families via video chat Wednesday at the agency's office in Largo. Most home visits by case managers are now being done over the internet in keeping with Gov. Ron DeSantis’s order that state agencies limit face-to-face contact. [CHRIS URSO      |  Times]
  11. Healthcare workers tested residents at a drive-thru COVID-19 testing site at Raymond James Stadium on Wednesday. [LUIS SANTANA  |  Times]
  12. A look down at "Bending Arc" as cranes began to raise the net-like structure over the new St. Pete Pier in January. The sculpture later had to be dismantled and sent back to the fabricator for adjustments. [DIRK SHADD  |  Tampa Bay Times]