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Emotional support is available during the coronavirus emergency

Here is a link to many coronavirus resources Social distancing is one of the best ways to keep the coronavirus from spreading out of control, but people are missing that personal connection and need emotional...
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Manatee County has more coronavirus deaths than any other Tampa Bay area county

Here is a link to many coronavirus resources Manatee County has more deaths than any other county in the Tampa Bay area, with 11. It also has the ZIP Code with the most positive coronavirus...

2 more COVID-19 deaths in Hillsborough bring total to 9

Here is a link to many coronavirus resources The Hillsborough County Health Department reported Thursday that two more Hillsborough County residents who tested positive for COVID-19 have died. This brings the number of Hillsborough deaths...
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Congress members Castor and Crist want governor to expand Florida’s unemployment compensation

Here is a link to many coronavirus resources Democrats are pressuring Florida Governor Ron DeSantis to improve the state’s problem-ridden unemployment compensation system. The online system is overwhelmed and not able to handle the rush...
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Teacher uses St. Pete school’s 3D printer to make coronavirus masks

Here is a link to many coronavirus resources Because of the coronavirus pandemic, many hospitals and communities are experiencing a shortage of personal protective equipment; so people are stepping up to help. A teacher at...
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Florida farmworkers want governor to provide coronavirus protections

Here is a link to many coronavirus resources We’ve all been told to keep a safe distance from one another to avoid the spread of the coronavirus, but on MidPoint, we heard from a farmworker...

Don’t Panic (yet): Financial & other resources for artists, arts organizations, and small businesses

List of resources for artists, arts organizations, non-profits, and small businesses for financial help with the coronavirus impact.
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Number of Florida coronavirus cases nears 10,000

Here is a link to many coronavirus resources According to the state’s Department of Health website, there have been 9,585 positive cases of COVID-19 in Florida as of Friday afternoon. One hundred sixty-three people have...
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“There’s no jobs, there’s no rent:” USF student organizing a rent strike

Here is a link to many coronavirus resources Unemployment applications in the U.S. continue to set records because layoffs are accelerating in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic; all those people out of work means...

Hillsborough County to Open 2 Quarantine and Isolation Sites

This morning, April 2, Hillsborough County will 2 open quarantine and isolation sites to house County residents and family members impacted by COVID-19 coronavirus. The sites will allow isolation of residents who have either tested...
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National Nurses United union says hospitals are putting staff and patients at risk

Here is a link to many coronavirus resources Registered nurses at fifteen hospitals in Florida and six other states will hold actions Wednesday and Thursday to protest what they say is a lack of coronavirus...
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Florida governor issues statewide stay-at-home order

Here is a link to many coronavirus resources On Wednesday, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis issued a statewide stay-at-home order to slow the spread of coronavirus. Federal and local pressure mounted for him to abandon the...

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