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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.

  • 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 October 1

Landlords can file eviction actions in court, however final judgments will be withheld until the moratorium is lifted.

Renters behind on monthly payments will need to file a motion in court proving they have a coronavirus hardship causing them to miss rent payments, such as a job loss or other income reduction.

And when the hardship passes, all accrued rent payments dating back to April when the moratorium was put in place will be due.


Click here for full story.


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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