It’s easy to see the negative impact Covid-19 has had in our community. Some of us have lost friends and family members while others were forced to close the businesses they worked so hard to build. And then there’s that pervasive sense of uncertainty that hangs over all of us as the pandemic drags on with no end in sight.
But like in most bad situations, there’s usually a silver lining if we’re willing to look hard enough for it, and in part three of our St. Pete 2.0 survey, that’s exactly what we asked people to do. We also inquired about the biggest surprises they’ve experienced since the pandemic began. Here’s what we discovered:
A mandatory face covering ordinance has saved lives in Pinellas County, according to the chief medical officer at HCA Healthcare West Florida.
Dr. Larry Feinman was among a panel of doctors who told the Pinellas Board of County Commissioners that masks and social distancing are the primary tools available to control the spread of Covid-19 and that those tools are working in the county.
Tuesday on The Catalyst Sessions, our guest was Eckerd College professor of theater Jessica Thonen, who co-wrote her students’ first production of the semester, the ambitious, all-virtual Into the Wind.
Presented Sept. 24-27, Into the Wind is directed by Thonen’s co-writer, New York choreographer Jenn Rapp.
The protest movement that's taken to Tampa Bay's streets and to local budget hearings is just getting started.
"I feel like we're being heard. I feel like we are not seen as powerful enough yet," St. Petersburg-based community organizer and activist Ashley Green said in the latest episode of Political Party with Adam Smith.