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Feature Story An online meetup of St. John's staff on Zoom.

How a Tampa church adapts under the threat of coronavirusCreating new connections, sensible ways to show up

Churches, synagogues, mosques, and temples had to close their doors when #covid19 came knocking, but prayers and worship continue. Learn how one church is coping in Tampa.

Buzz Toilet tissue and a sense of humor help TFO Cellist Doniyor Zuparov survive social distancing.

WSMR broadcasts recorded concerts by The Florida Orchestra

Need a little pick-me-up in this age of social distancing and staying home with the TV? Check out new broadcasts of past performances by The Florida Orchestra playing on WSMR.

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Hillsborough County issues urgent plea for medical supplies

Hillsborough County is putting out a plea for donations of medical supplies that can be used to help fight the spread of COVID-19 coronavirus. Drop off at Westshore Plaza former Sears Automotive.

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AARP Florida posts information helpful to seniors, caregivers

Across Florida, about 170,000 older people live in nearly 700 skilled nursing facilities, commonly known as nursing homes, and more than 3,000 assisted living facilities. AARP Florida is offering coping tips and tools for seniors and their caregivers.

Feature Story 3 Daughters Brewing is among dozens of small breweries scrambling to keep workers on the payroll.

Opinion: An open letter to our elected officials

Mike Harting, CEO of 3 Daughters Brewing in St. Petersburg, calls on elected officials to step up for small businesses to keep the economy humming in the face of coronavirus.

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UT will stream spring play online for free to public

The University of Tampa will offer a free, virtual production of Molière's Les Femmes Savantes (The Learnéd Ladies), a staged reading performed remotely by the students from their computers and streamed live through Zoom conferencing software on opening night.

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Video: Tampa organist records Brahms, Bach to help promote calm amid coronavirus chaos

Since the outbreak of the coronavirus and the temporary suspending of public gatherings in Florida, including church services, Organist Haig Mardirosian has started recording pieces and posting them to YouTube for the enjoyment of members of the congregation and others looking for a bit of respite from the chaos.

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Where to get takeout? Tampa Bay Area restaurants keep kitchens open, people working

As a public service and to support local workers, the duPont Registry is starting a new daily Top Ten column listing restaurants that are keeping their kitchens open and offering takeout meals during the time of coronavirus.

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Tampa Theatre launches ticketed streaming, exclusive content during COVID-19

Historic Tampa Theatre launches new "virtual'' ticketed streaming service that features exclusive content, new and popular movies unavailable elsewhere. First up? Saint Frances and Fantastic Fungi.

Feature Story Lauren Wong's view outside back home in Chicago.

University of Tampa senior pivots in the face of coronavirus

For high school and college seniors about to graduate with the Class of 2020, life as they anticipated it is forever changed in ways they still can’t fathom. Read about 83 Degrees Media student intern Lauren Wong.

Feature Story Palladium Executive Director Paul Wilborn works from home during the coronavirus outbreak.

Honey-do lists and other highlights of life in the time of coronavirus

Inside the St. Petersburg home of Paul Wilborn and Eugenie Bondurant: Read the hour-by-hour experience of one day in the life of one well-known local couple coping in the time of coronavirus.

Innovation News Joey deVilla leading neighborhood sing-along in Tampa.

Accordion player leads social distancing sing-along in Tampa

Italians singing from their balconies inspired Seminole Heights neighbors in Tampa to do something similar. Read how you can participate.

Innovation News Presenters at a recent 1 Million Cups forum with Greenhouse staff members.

St. Pete 1 Million Cups goes virtual for first time

The Greenhouse has teamed up with St. Pete-based tech company Lunchpool to go virtual with 1 Million Cups St. Pete for the first time in response to safety concerns about the spread of COVID-19.

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COVID-19 update: Solutions designed to help bridge Tampa Bay through this crisis

COVID-19 got you down? Need food? Access to medicine? Coronavirus testing? A business loan? In an effort to use our solutions journalism media platform to help communicate and inform, 83 Degrees has compiled the following information based on expert advice, news releases, and social media.

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Free content: Breaking news plus latest coronavirus stories in Florida #covid19

In an effort to help better inform the public about the spread of coronavirus, the Tampa Bay Times has temporarily lifted its paywall so that anyone can access stories about COVID-19 in Florida for free.

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Tired of waiting at the doctor's office? Free app can cut your time there

DocClocker, a free app developed by Tampa physicians, lets you check wait time in doctor's office before you arrive, thus reducing exposure to other people and potentially contagious germs like coronavirus.

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How to stay safe in the face of coronavirus

Donna Petersen, the dean of the University of South Florida’s College of Public Health, says if you can work from home, you probably should.

Development News An art wrap in Clearwater.

Clearwater wraps up creative neighborhood arts project

Clearwater’s art wraps have brought attention to local artists and beauty to intersections throughout the city.

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Hair of the Dog in Seminole Heights in Tampa

Hold the biscuits! You'll have to wait a few weeks to visit Hair of the Dog. Like most bars in Florida, the neighborhood dog park that doubles as a place for humans to hang out and enjoy a local brew with friends, is on temporary hiatus till the coronavirus passes.

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A guide to working remotely by locals who do it daily

The 83 Degrees team and many of our connections, especially those working in Tampa Bay Area tech and online media, are experienced at successfully working remotely. Here are our top tips for first-time remote workers to consider while we all keep our distance and await the outcome of #COVID19.

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