Here’s what you need to know to get emergency financial help from Pinellas County

Pinellas County will start taking applications today for an emergency financial aid program for low-income individuals and families who lost jobs or had work hours cut because of the Covid-19 crisis.

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Tampa International Airport plans masks, shields, six-foot markers to stop spread of Covid-19

Get your face mask ready for your next trip to Tampa International Airport.

The airport is urging guests and passengers to wear face masks, among several steps it is taking to reduce the spread of Covid-19 once passenger traffic starts to pick up.

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Partnership report shows St. Pete, other area neighborhoods hit hardest by layoffs

The Tampa Bay Partnership has developed an interactive map showing the ZIP codes in the area with the highest concentration of claims for unemployment benefits.

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Economic Development head expects Pinellas CARES dollars to help all eligible businesses

On this episode, Mike Meidel, Director of Pinellas County Economic Development joins Chris Steinocher, CEO of the St. Petersburg Chamber and Joe Hamilton, publisher of St. Pete Catalyst to talk about Pinellas CARES, a local effort to allocate federal funds from the CARES Act to small businesses within Pinellas County.

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‘Catalyst Sessions’ recap: Bob Devin Jones

Man of many talents Bob Devin Jones was Tuesday’s guest on The Catalyst Sessions, discussing all things biographical (he arrived here from his native California more than 20 years ago), theatrical (he has had a long career as a working actor, director and playwright) and personal (his unshakeable belief in the depths of St. Pete’s talent pool continues to motivate him to produce, promote and advocate on behalf of others).

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The Shuffle

Covid-19 Cases by Zipcode


Vintage St. Pete

Seventy smokin’ years: Ted Peters’ unlikely fish tale

Sixty-eight years later, Ted Peters Famous Smoked Fish is still there, on the same land and in the same brown open-air wooden building Ted built with his half-brother and business partner Elry Lathrop, for their hard-earned and saved-up $15,000.

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St. Pete City Council member Robert Blackmon shares phased reopening plan

City Council member Robert Blackmon took to Facebook Wednesday to preview his thoughts on a plan for reopening the St. Petersburg economy prior to the City Council Committee of the Whole meeting scheduled for Thursday on the subject.

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Brandes: New 2nd District Court of Appeals building likely for downtown St. Pete

Covid Stories

What It’s Actually Like When a Loved One Has COVID-19 [Charlotte Magazine]

Jared Misner lost his best friend Alison to Covid-19. She was 29. He wrote this about the experience before her death.

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Community Voices: The rise of pets and pet friendly in a post Covid-19 world

When the gates are opened, these closely knit bonds are going to reshape the way we look at pet friendly in businesses of all kinds and in cities, too. What was once a nice to have is now going to be a must do.

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