Pinellas County commissioners have approved the broad outlines of a program that would give cash assistance to small businesses in the county as well as individuals who have been hurt by the Covid-19 pandemic.
In Pinellas County, where the Census Bureau says 82.6 percent of the population is white and 11.1 percent is black or African American, the newly released data shows the black population has disproportionately more confirmed cases of Covid-19 and more hospitalizations, but fewer deaths.
The City of St. Petersburg, its many departments and its employees are rapidly responding to the ramifications of Covid-19. But the city is also managing its responsibility to provide essential services and to mitigate the negative effects of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Mayor Rick Kriseman provided an update to City Council via Zoom, describing how the city itself is responding to and functioning within the pandemic.
On this episode of Chamber Coronavirus Impact Insights, Adriana Generallo, VP of Client Experience at Big Sea joins Chris Steinocher, CEO of the St. Petersburg Chamber and Joe Hamilton, publisher of the St. Pete Catalyst to talk about her special project to help out St. Petersburg service workers, St. Pete Virtual Tip Jar.
Wednesday’s Catalyst Sessions began on a lighthearted note, with actor Giles Davies reciting the quasi-Shakespearean “Madlib Sonnet” created by Jobsite Theater’s friends, fans and family members, as a sort of fun, fundraising contest, in late March.
A 2,000 pound pilot whale, Jonah was the “star attraction” at the Aquatarium, the $3.5 million marine park that opened on St. Petersburg Beach in the summer of 1964.
Flipper, a series of hit family movies, would soon be all the rage as a Saturday night TV series, and tourists would surely pay good money to see bottlenose dolphins leaping through hoops, tossing beach balls and towing little dogs around on little surfboards. Why not a whale?