Letters to the Editor


  1. Senators listen as Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, speaks remotely during a virtual Senate Committee for Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions hearing, May 12, 2020 on Capitol Hill in Washington. [WIN MCNAMEE  |  AP]
  2. In this Jan. 8, 2019 file photo, former felon Yolanda Wilcox, left, fills out a voter registration form as her best friend Gale Buswell looks on at the Supervisor of Elections office, in Orlando, Fla. [JOHN RAOUX  |  AP]
  3. In the file photo shown, emergency personnel prepare to transport a patient by ambulance from the Freedom Square Seminole Nursing Pavilion, April 17, 2020 in Seminole. [DIRK SHADD  |  Times]
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  6. University of Central Florida defensive tackle Antonio Guerad, Tampa, moves loaded grocery bags to a bin in 2014at the Vinoy Renaissance Resort to benefit the Boys and Girls Club of the Suncoast and the Boys and Girls Club of Tampa Bay.
  7. Three Florida Highway Patrol officers make sure a Tampa Bay Times photographer leaves the scene of an single vehicle rollover crash  April 9, 2020 in St. Petersburg. [CHRIS URSO      |  Times]
  8. Dozens of volunteers with Feeding Tampa Bay assist with handing out food to approximately 3000 families during their mega pantry held at Hillsborough Community College Dale Mabry Campus on May 9, 2020 in Tampa. [LUIS SANTANA  |  Times]
  9. Florida Department of Health data manager Rebekah Jones [Miami Herald]
  10. 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, March 31, 2020. [JOHN PENDYGRAFT  |  Times]
  11. Non-emergency procedures like this hand surgery at Helen Ellis Memorial Hospital in Tarpon Springs were postponed for six weeks while local health systems prepared for a coronavirus surge. The state order delaying those procedures has been lifted. [KEELER, SCOTT  |  Times (2003)]
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  13. Parishioners wear face masks as they file out of an in-person Mass at Christ the King Catholic Church in San Antonio, May 19, 2020. [ERIC GAY  |  AP]
  14. Florida launched a new website last week to serve as an alternative to its broken unemployment website, CONNECT. [Florida Department of Economic Opportunity.]
  15. Hillsborough County lunch room workers place food on a car while waiting in a line April 15, 2020, at the Brandon High School in Brandon. [CHRIS O'MEARA  |  AP]
  16. Buffie Jenkins, of New Port Richey, center, and Tom Salmon, of Port Richey, center, work to give away fresh corn on May 6, 2020, at Chasco Elementary and Middle schools in Port Richey, one of three distribution points for Pasco County School's Farm Fresh Pop-Up giveaway program. [DOUGLAS R. CLIFFORD  |  Times]
  17. Richard Hornbuckle's car rests where it skidded to a stop just14 inches from the edge of the Sunshine Skyway Bridge, which was struck by the freighter Summit Venture on May 9, 1980. The freighter rammed the southbound span of the bridge, collapsing a 1,200 foot length of the bridge and sending several cars and a Greyhound bus into the water. Thirty-five people died. Times photo by Dick Bell. [BELL, DICK  |  Times (1980)]
  18. A colorized photo of the Greyhound Bus that drove off the Sunshine Skyway Bridge being being lifted from Tampa Bay. Robert Raiola, an FDOT underwater bridge inspector, crawled inside the crushed bus to retrieve 7 victims on May 8, 1980. [Times (1980)]
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    Dequita Parker, Director of the PromiseLand Child Care Center, Metropolitan Ministries, Tampa, leads a group of students, ages 4 and 5, in an exercise on identifying animals and the sounds they make, January 28, 2020. [SCOTT KEELER  |  TAMPA BAY TIMES]
  20. A man wears a protective mask as walks in a parking lot April 13, 2020, in St. Louis where parts of the city have been hit much harder than others by the coronavirus outbreak. Of people who are known to have died from from COVID-19 in St. Louis, blacks are dying at a much higher rate than other populations. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson) [JEFF ROBERSON  |  AP]
  21. The Florida Capitol at the start of the legislative session on Jan. 14, 2020, in Tallahassee, Fla. (AP Photo/Steve Cannon) [STEVE CANNON  |  AP]
  22. Met Stojanovski, a teacher at the Pasco County PACE Center for Girls, works with two students in a math and history class in 2005.
  23. Online learning begins for Pinellas County students next week and will run through at least April 15, due to the coronavirus pandemic. [Times files, 2015] [Highlands Today]
  24. Manager Jeff Revitsky, cleans tables and chairs outside of 400 Beach Restaurant, Beach Drive, St. Petersburg, May 4, 2020 in preparation for the restaurant to reopen on May 7, 2020. The business has been closed due to the coronavirus pandemic. [SCOTT KEELER  |  Times]