St. Petersburg city ordinance gives Kriseman emergency power

Mayor Rick Kriseman said he expects to sign an emergency declaration and ordinance related to coronavirus later today.

The emergency ordinance authorizes the mayor to close places of public assemblage, an attorney told the City Council Wednesday afternoon. The City Council approved it unimously, with Council Chair Ed Montanari absent.

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The two strains of Coronavirus and what to expect from Dean of USF Medicine

“These are no ordinary times,” Lockwood said. “I’m happy to talk about my favorite topic, USF Health, but I’m really here also as a physician so I’m eager to answer any questions you have about coronavirus.”

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Coronavirus prompts USF, UT to teach online, state to restrict nursing home visits

University of South Florida instructors will be teaching their classes online beginning March 23.

University of Tampa is making the same move, with remote instruction at UT beginning March 16.

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Firestone Grand Prix general admission cancelled

What was supposed to be a joyous occasion — raising the flag for the Firestone Grand Prix in St. Petersburg on Thursday morning — turned somber as Mayor Rick Kriseman announced general admission to the race was cancelled.

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Your weekend arts forecast: Trolleys won’t run for Saturday’s ArtWalk

The St. Petersburg Arts Alliance announced that it has suspended trolley service for this weekend’s Second Saturday ArtWalk. Although the event will go on as scheduled, some galleries/studios will not be open.

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The Shuffle

Jackleen Houchens
Advocate Health Advisors


The Work Around

Intermezzo Coffee & Cocktails

Switch up your daily grind with what’s brewing at local work hotspots. The Catalyst and The Work Lodge are partnering to profile office alternatives around St. Pete.

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Beth Dillinger Foundation takes home $15,000 in 100 Women Who Care event

What kind of impact can 100 women have? More than you might think. In its St. Pete debut, 100 Women Who Care, a nationwide movement gathering 100 women each with a $100 check, together selected the Beth Dillinger Foundation to send home with the grand prize.

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Nadine Smith
Equality Florida

Focus: Data

Exclusive: St. Pete’s Spirion safeguards data privacy for Indy Lights racer

It takes more than great driving to win IndyCar and Indy Light races. It also requires great data.

That data drives each of the decisions that will be made by racers as they speed through the streets of St. Petersburg this weekend at the Firestone Grand Prix.

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David Brancaccio of ‘Marketplace Morning Report’ to speak at Palladium tonight

Beyond your average daily digest of stock market gains and losses, quarterly reports and updates on the S&P 500, APM’s Marketplace Morning Report with David Brancaccio digs into the human elements of our economy.

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