Pinellas nursing homes ordered to screen visitors under emergency order

Pinellas County Administrator Barry Burton is ordering every nursing home, assisted living facility and adult day care center in the county to screen visitors.

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Kriseman, Hayes, Steinocher offer business advice for uncharted pandemic territory [Video]

The St. Petersburg Chamber of Commerce presents: Coronavirus Impact Insights. Watch the full video version of the episode with Steinocher, Hayes and Kriseman in the Catalyst studio.

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The two strains of Coronavirus, the mortality rate and more insight from Dean of USF Medicine [Audio]

Dr. Charles J. Lockwood, Senior Vice President for USF Health, Dean of the Morsani College of Medicine and Professor of Ob/Gyn and Public Health at the University of South Florida, knows a thing or two about public health. He shared important insights and answered questions from the crowd at the Vinoy Business Alliance Thursday afternoon.

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Pinellas County, state launch business survey to measure impact of coronavirus

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis has activated a business damage assessment survey to assess the impact of the Covid-19 coronavirus on Florida’s local businesses, including those in Pinellas County.

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Updated story: Arts organizations cancel and postpone

Numerous shows and events across the bay area have been canceled, and some “postponed until further notice,” as the spread of coronavirus makes it prudent to avoid large crowds of people.

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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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Catalyze 2020

Catalyze 2020: Tash Elwyn

We partnered with the St Pete EDC and asked some of St. Pete’s best and brightest citizens to share one catalyzing idea for making St. Pete a better place to live. We asked not for lists of problems, but for meaty, actionable and impactful solutions, no matter how big or how small.

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Dr. Tonjua Williams
St. Petersburg College

Focus: Zoom

Exclusive: Zoom CEO Eric Yuan Is Giving K-12 Schools His Videoconferencing Tools For Free [Forbes]

As the Covid-19 virus sweeps across the planet, leading to quarantined cities and shut-down schools, Zoom has emerged as one of the leading tools to keep businesses up and running and students learning.

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Telemedicine Is a Safety Valve for a Strained Health Care System [Wired]

“Virtual visits” can be an effective way to decide who needs to be tested for Covid-19. But remote doctors can't diagnose or treat illness.

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