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.
“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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.