Covid-19 cases top 100 in St. Petersburg

There were 101 confirmed cases of Covid-19 coronavirus in St. Petersburg as of Tuesday night, an increase of four cases since earlier in the day Tuesday.

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BayCare CEO: Health system is prepared for a Covid-19 surge

Hurricane preparedness and snowbirds have positioned BayCare Health System to handle the Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic.

The system is accustomed to increasing the number of intensive care beds during the winter, when there is in an increase in temporary residents in the Tampa-St. Petersburg area, said BayCare CEO Tommy Inzina. Annual hurricane threats have gotten the health system accustomed to dealing with crisis, he said.

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Arts Relief Fund begins first wave of distribution

The Pinellas Community Arts Relief Fund began distribution of more than $55,000 in emergency funds Tuesday, for 100 Pinellas County artists in all disciplines.

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Tampa Bay Beaches CEO talks coming economic peak of Covid-19

On this episode of Chamber Coronavirus Impact Insights, Robin Miller, CEO of the Tampa Bay Beaches Chamber joins Chris Steinocher, CEO of the St. Petersburg Chamber and Joe Hamilton, publisher of St. Pete Catalyst to talk about the impact of Covid-19 on our beloved Tampa Bay beach businesses.

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‘Catalyst Sessions’ recap: Jeremy Douglass with Rebacca Zapen

Musician Jeremy Douglass was our guest for Tuesday’s edition of The Catalyst Sessions, covering a wide range of subjects including the origins of his bay area super-band, the Florida Bjorkestra.

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A game of chess: Ruth Eckerd Hall booking, postponing and re-booking concerts



Your daily dose of levity: Hope you can eat, courtesy of Feeding Tampa Bay, St. Petersburg Foundation, St. Pete Rising

Today’s edition is all about food. There are so many local organizations doing incredible work providing food to Tampa Bay residents in need, first responders and the healthcare heroes we love.

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Roundup: USF plans virtual commencement; TAO Connect and SalonCentric offer help; Cyber Florida, FTC take on scams

Today’s roundup includes news about University of South Florida, TAO Connect, SalonCentric and Cyber Florida.

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Crist calls for new mobile app to handle Florida unemployment claims

A mobile app may be one solution to Florida’s beleaguered unemployment system, according to Rep. Charlie Crist.

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We Need a Covid-19 Vaccine—Let’s Get It Right the First Time [Wired]

The flu shot campaigns of 1976 and 2009 offer key lessons for how (and how not) to distribute, monitor, and communicate about vaccines. But will anyone listen?

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