Florida Governor Gov. Ron DeSantis announced that Florida will start lifting stay-at-home orders starting Monday. In a plan he’s labeling, “Safe. Smart. Step-by-Step," DeSantis said the state will take a “very slow and methodical approach” to reopening in order to convince the public it’s safe. Schools will remain closed Restaurants will be allowed to do... Continue Reading →
Gov. Ron DeSantis announced on Saturday that all K-12 schools in Florida will continue to use distance learning through the end of the school year. DeSantis made the announcement during a news conference. Most state education leaders had anticipated this move on Monday. They were caught off guard, but not surprised, by the decision. It... Continue Reading →
The Tampa Bay Times reports: Several Pinellas County commissioners had wanted to ease beach restrictions, but the county’s 35 miles of pristine shoreline will remain closed until the coronavirus pandemic declines. During a County Commission meeting on Thursday, the seven commissioners decided against opening parts of beaches and condominium pools for exercise, although several on... Continue Reading →
Here is something to take your mind off of worrying about COVID-19. There have been several reports this week of what people believe is a three-foot-long Tegu that may have been a pet and now is roaming around South St. Pete. It has been spotted along the Pinellas bike trail and last night was under... Continue Reading →
Hello Neighbors, These are bizarre times we find ourselves in. I’m seeing people riding bikes or walking that I’ve never seen before; sometimes they pass many times a day. I’ve been able to keep up with my usual post-retirement chore list, as long as the home supply stores stay open. I hope you all find... Continue Reading →
This post is making the rounds this week and it is from a "prank" website. Do NOT pass it around. While you are at it- here are a bunch of other rumors and false information that you may have run into.
Is a business not complying with the Safer at Home order? Call the Pinellas Sheriff's Tip Line, (727) 582-TIPS (8477), if you see businesses or groups not complying with the Pinellas County Safer at Home order. Remember to maintain a six-foot distance from others as you patronize essential businesses that are open. Supermarkets and other... Continue Reading →
Boats Pinellas County boat ramps remain open. Starting this weekend, social distancing applies on the water. The latest Executive order from Governor DeSantis allows Florida Fish and Wildlife officers to enforce the following: · Recreational boats must keep a distance of 50-feet apart when not underway · Each vessel can have a maximum of 10... Continue Reading →