City of St. Pete bans big gatherings, orders restaurants to cut occupancy in half

The city of St. Petersburg is taking what Mayor Rick Kriseman calls unprecedented steps to contain the spread of Covid-19 coronavirus.

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Pinellas, state election officials say voting will be safe Tuesday

Florida election officials say they are taking steps to protect against the spread of Covid-19 coronavirus, as voters prepare to go to the polls for the presidential primary and municipal elections on Tuesday.

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Tampa edtech company Knack helps universities, colleges as teaching goes online

Knack, a Tampa company that connects college students with tutors and mentors, is working with its campus partners as they move to online classes.

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PitchLyst Startup Report: Allen Clary, Quit to Start

Author Allen Clary joins Joe Hamilton in the Catalyst studio.

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Will the show go on? Jobsite Theater facing unprecedented new drama

The effects of the coronavirus pandemic, and the voluntary closures of public gathering places, are being felt at every level. Jobsite Theater, the professional nonprofit company housed in Tampa’s David A. Straz Center complex, was just hours away from opening a new play when the entire Straz operation was temporarily shut down.

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The Shuffle

Jackleen Houchens
Advocate Health Advisors


The Hustle


Lunchpool is using their software to help businesses lunch together during the coronavirus pandemic. Check out their Hustle story here.

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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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Jason Mathis
St. Petersburg Downtown Partnership

Focus: Fun

#QuarantineLife: Add some levity to your day

People all over the world are working, learning and meeting from home today and for the foreseeable future. #QuarantineLife is currently trending on Twitter, so we wanted to bring you some of the best social posts we’re seeing today. Take a break and enjoy. We’re going to get through this, together.

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Coronavirus outbreak ramps up calls for more U.S. biotech, including in Tampa Bay

Local and national leaders say the coronavirus outbreak has demonstrated why there needs to be more medical supply production and biotechnology development in the United States.

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