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    DOH-Sarasota reminder for community-based testing

    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

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    State COVID-19 Drive-Thru Testing Site Open

    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

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    Community encouraged to register for Alert Sarasota County

    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

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    Sea Turtle nesting season starts May 1

    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

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    Find a learning adventure online, with Sarasota County Extension

    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

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    DOH Sarasota New Drive-Thru Testing Sites

    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

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    COVID-19 Drive-Thru Tests Paused Until Tuesday

    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

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    DOH Sarasota To Offer Drive-thru Specimen Collection For COVID-19

    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

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    County operated beaches will close Saturday

    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

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    Changes to Tax Collector Services

    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

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    County cancels events in response to COVID-19

    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

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    Sarasota COVID-19 Call Center for symptoms

    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

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    DOH-Sarasota Identifies Hep-A

    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

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    Emergency Services partners with Schools

    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

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    Hepatitis A identified in food service worker

    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

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    DOH reminds you to protect yourself from flu

    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

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    Wellness study published in occupational medical journal

    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.

    07/23/2019

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    Neighborhood University helps residents make informed decisions

    Sarasota County's Neighborhood Services team is re-introducing Neighborhood University, a program specially designed to help residents make informed decisions in their neighborhood.

    07/16/2019

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    Sarasota DOH Recognized as Health Department of the Year

    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

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    Health Officials Advise of Wastewater Contamination

    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

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