Faced with ‘alarming trend’ in COVID-19 cases, Pinellas County expects to issue new rule on masks

“In Pinellas, between one in five and one in six patients who develop COVID-19 are hospitalized and in Pinellas between one in four and one in five of those patients who are hospitalized go on to die,” Fineman said. “Right now the mortality rate of people who develop COVID-19 and test positive is 3.7 percent. You have a three times greater chance of dying from COVID-19 than you do from open heart surgery. To me that’s terrifying.”

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Pinellas County tops 200 new COVID-19 cases in one day

There have been 2,887 total confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Pinellas County as of Thursday morning, an increase of 203 cases from Wednesday, according to the Florida Department of Health.

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Lynching memorial marker planned for St. Pete

A memorial marker will be installed in St. Petersburg to provide a visual reminder of the city’s racial history, while raising awareness of the painful legacy borne from lynchings and racial violence.

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Impact Catalyst Episode 26: TBBCA performance finale to support scholarship winners.

The Charlie Hounchell Art Stars Scholarship winners perform.

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‘Catalyst Sessions’ recap: Kasondra Rose with Colleen Cherry

Unlike her initial Sessions appearance April 1, Rose spent a majority of Wednesday’s half hour discussing life – and music-making – within the parameters of the pandemic.

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The Shuffle

Nico Guidicessi
Top Hat



Tech recruiter launches local chapter of Blacks In Technology

A national organization focused on Black women and Black men in the technology industry now has a home in the Tampa-St. Petersburg area.

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ICYMI: Employees of St. Pete businesses required to wear masks starting Friday, patrons soon to follow

Kriseman announced that the employees of all St. Petersburg businesses would be required to wear masks while in areas of the business open to the public. The order is intended for all businesses, including restaurants, bars, gyms, retail establishments, salons and barbershops. It goes into effect at 5 p.m. Friday.

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Chad Nuss

The Work Around


The current “soft opening” at the St. Pete location, 136 4th St. N., includes the entire second floor; the building’s third floor is also part of the WorkLodge experience and will debut at the official grand opening, expected this August.

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Welcome to the glass cliff, 2.0 [Vox]

Companies bringing in new leaders to help with race might also be setting them up to fail.

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