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Daily Flash Report


The Sarasota County Emergency Operations Center is at a Level 2 (Partial) and has issued a flash report.

To view the flash report click here. A pdf. version is attached to this e-mail. Images on the flash report link can be enlarged by clicking on them.  

April 21, 2020

Foundations, Donors Grant Over $1.8 Million for COVID-19 Relief

Gulf Coast Community Foundation and Charles & Margery Barancik Foundation have awarded over $880,000 in grants from their joint COVID-19 Response Initiative, providing relief to nonprofit organizations leading the region’s COVID-19 assistance efforts. Click here to donate.

COVID-19 / Season of Sharing.


At the Community Foundation of Sarasota County, we are fortunate to be part of a caring, generous, and resilient community. The health and safety of our partners, staff, neighbors and community is always our top priority. Click here to donate.


COVID-19 Testing


Residents  who have symptoms consistent with COVID-19, and health care workers wanting to be testing can call (941) 861-2883 to be evaluated and scheduled for an appointment.


The following state-run COVID-19 testing sites have been established for anyone regardless of symptoms, with no appointment necessary. 

  • Robert L. Taylor Community Center Walk-up testing site, located at 1845 34th St. Sarasota, open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, or until capacity is reached.

  • The Mall at University Town Center Drive-thru testing site, located at 299 University Town Center Drive Sarasota, open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, or until capacity is reached.

  • Publix at Port Charlotte Crossing, located at 4265 Tamiami Trail, Port Charlotte, open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.,or until capacity is reached.



DeSantis Extends Moratorium on Evictions, Foreclosures Until September 1

The current moratorium is set to expire Saturday. DeSantis signed an executive order Wednesday to extend it until 12:01 a.m. on Sept. 1, 2020.


If you know of anyone who is facing eviction, or need legal advise please contact Linda Harradine at Manasota Legal Aid, 941-366-0038 or


A Message from FPL

FPL’s response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic:


We remain committed to helping those customers still experiencing hardship. Where there is hardship, we’re continuing to waive late fees and offer customers additional payment extensions to help them manage past-due FPL balances.


We urge customers struggling to pay their bill to take action now and call us directly, toll-free, at 800-226-3545, to discuss their situation, as they remain responsible for their outstanding FPL balance.


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