Gov. DeSantis Pushes Back Against Corporate Masking, Business Owners RespondLocal businesses are responding after Florida state officials announced changes to Covid-19 masking guidance.
Ukranian USF Students React To Russia's Assault on UkraineJust before dawn Thursday, Russia’s attack on Ukraine was apparent with a series of airstrikes followed by long-range artillery invading the country from all fronts.
Tampa Bay Veterans Aiding American Evacuations From UkraineAs Ukraine shifts to a war footing and political tensions rise Wednesday, many are buckling down amid warnings of an invasion from Russia. A Tampa Bay nonprofit group, on the other hand, is working to get Americans and American allies out of the country.
RECALL NOTICE: Ice Cream Distributed To Florida Recalled Over Listeria ConcernsThe Royal Ice Cream Company of Connecticut is expanding a recall on ice cream distributed to Florida and multiple other states over listeria concerns.
Medical Experts See Decline in Positive Pediatric Covid-19 CasesAfter the latest Covid-19 surge, Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital is finally beginning to see a decline in pediatric patients testing positive for the virus.
Local Health Experts Break Down "Stealth Omicron", BA.2 Sub-variant of OmicronAs Omicron cases begin to slightly decrease across the U.S., doctors now have their eyes on a sub-variant widely referred to as “Stealth Omicron”. Researchers say it could be even more contagious than the original variant.
Health Officials Warn of Increase in Covid-19 ScamsAs the demand for testing increases in 2022, so does the risk for potential scams. The Florida Department of Health is warning residents about potential Covid-19 scams hitting the bay area.
Florida's Monoclonal Antibody Treatment Sites Shut Down Following FDA DecisionThe Florida Department of Health closed all monoclonal antibody treatment sites Tuesday following a decision by the Food and Drug Administration to revoke emergency authorization.
Manatees at Risk of Freezing During Colder MonthsIt wasn’t hard to notice Tuesday was frigid across Tampa Bay and since we’re already as far south as we can get, our next best bet is a thicker jacket - something our local manatees don’t have.
Tampa Bay Health Officials Clarify Questions on TestingAmid another surge in coronavirus cases, Tampa Bay health officials are getting ahead of unanswered questions by breaking down the differences between PCR and rapid tests and what to consider before taking one.
USF Survey Measures Public Opinion on Handling of Covid-19Researchers at the University of South Florida and Florida International University have released new findings on a nationwide survey measuring public opinion on a variety of current policy issues.
'We Will Invade Tampa!': What You Need To Know for Gasparilla 2022Grab your beads and your pirate uniforms because Gasparilla season is back this year. Tampa city officials joined first repsonders to discuss plans and everything you need to know.
Florida Ranks Second in U.S. for Total Number of Melanoma CasesKnown for it’s soft white sand and beautiful beaches, Florida ranks high on the list for many things. But it also ranks second in the U.S. for total number of melanoma cases. E
'We're In a Different Place': Hillsborough County Students Return From Winter BreakAs students and staff return from winter break, the Hillsborough County School District is ramping up its efforts to stop the spread of the virus inside it’s classrooms amid the most recent surge of Covid-19.
Florida Health Department Takes a Look Back At 2021Between launching a Covid-19 early treatment network and expediting healthcare worker licensure, 2021 was no walk in the park for health officials. In an effort to further Governor Ron DeSantis’ approach to Covid-19 responses in 2022, the Florida Department of Health is taking a look back at their efforts on improving the health of Floridians.