DOH Sarasota is reminding the community about its by appointment only COVID-19 drive-thru testing sites available in the community this week.
05/05/2020 1:32 PM
A drive-thru, community-based COVID-19 testing site opened Sunday, May 3, at the Mall at University Town Center. Testing will be available for individuals over the age of 18 regardless of symptoms.
05/03/2020 10:42 AM
To help residents stay informed, Sarasota County is launching a mass-notification system called Alert Sarasota County, hosted by Everbridge, as part of a partnership with the state of Florida, the cities of Sarasota, Venice, North Port and Town of Longboat Key.
04/30/2020 3:43 PM
Sea turtle nesting season starts May 1, with Sarasota County beaches playing host to the largest population of nesting sea turtles on the Gulf Coast of Florida, averaging over 200 nests per mile
04/23/2020 12:04 PM
Feeling walled in, as you practice social distancing to help stem the COVID-19 outbreak? Sarasota County Extension continues to develop online learning opportunities to help you break out, virtually.
04/20/2020 8:00 AM
DOH Sarasota is scheduled to host three by appointment only COVID-19 drive-thru testing sites throughout Sarasota County next week. This community based COVID-19 testing is for anyone who is currently experiencing symptoms (fever, cough, or shortness of breath) or who works in a health care setting.
04/18/2020 1:37 PM
The Department of Health in Sarasota County, Sarasota County Government along with Sarasota Memorial Hospital have decided to pause the COVID-19 Drive-Thru testing site located at Twin Lakes Park in Sarasota until Tuesday, March 31.
03/28/2020 3:10 PM
The Department of Health in Sarasota County, Sarasota County Government along with Sarasota Memorial Hospital have partnered to establish a COVID-19 appointment only drive-thru specimen collection site for symptomatic people who meet current CDC testing guidance.
03/26/2020 3:00 PM
In continued efforts to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 in our community, and in alignment with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines, Sarasota County will close county operated public beaches at 6 a.m. Saturday, March 21.
03/19/2020 4:15 PM
The Sarasota County Tax Collector serves 1,400 customers a day. In order to protect customers and staff from the spread of COVID-19 and follow the CDC guidelines, some in-person services are being restricted.
03/17/2020 2:30 PM
To help slow the spread of COVID-19 in our most vulnerable populations, Sarasota County will be canceling all events with anticipated attendance of 250 individuals or more at county facilities for the next 30 days beginning Friday, March 13.
03/12/2020 6:20 PM
The Sarasota County Health Department has established a COVID-19 call center for Sarasota County residents that believe they may have coronavirus (COVID-19).
03/12/2020 6:10 PM
DOH-Sarasota conducted an epidemiological investigation and have determined an individual who worked at Beef 'O Brady's, located at 1037 Sumter Blvd., from November 30 to December 20 may have been infectious.
12/20/2019 6:00 PM
Through a collaborative effort with Sarasota County Emergency Management, Sarasota County Schools has received a $1,057,700.00 grant from the Florida Division of Emergency Management to make improvements to select schools currently serving as hurricane evacuation centers. The grant also provides fun
11/22/2019 2:05 PM
The Florida Department of Health in Sarasota County (DOH-Sarasota) has identified a positive case of hepatitis A in a food service worker in Sarasota. DOH-Sarasota conducted an epidemiological investigation and have determined an individual who worked at P.F. Chang's, located at 766 South Osprey,
11/19/2019 5:45 PM
The Florida Department of Health in Sarasota County is reminding all Floridians to get their flu shot before the height of the upcoming flu season. Flu activity can begin as early as October and last as late as May. The best way to avoid the flu this season is by getting a flu shot soon.
11/01/2019 10:33 AM
A study conducted by the Sarasota County Health and Benefits staff was recently published in the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (JOEM), chronicling the results of a six week process that looked at how positivity practices impacted an individual's health.
Sarasota County's Neighborhood Services team is re-introducing Neighborhood University, a program specially designed to help residents make informed decisions in their neighborhood.
The Florida Department of Health in Sarasota was recognized by The National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) as a Large Local Health Department of the Year for 2019 during a ceremony Wednesday evening in Orlando
07/12/2019 12:40 PM
The Florida Department of Health in Sarasota County (DOH-Sarasota) today issued a health advisory to residents and visitors near Grand Canal on Siesta Key.
07/10/2019 4:15 PM