COVID-19: Sarasota bans social gatherings of 10 or more


SARASOTA, Fla. (WFLA) – The City of Sarasota has extended its declaration of a citywide public health emergency through April 3.

Social gatherings in groups of 10 or more are prohibited. Those who do not voluntarily comply will be issued a citation.


  • Florida is reporting 85,926 cases and 3,061 deaths
  • Florida in Phase Two of reopening
  • Cases have spiked in past week, Gov. DeSantis says due to increased testing

Residents are strongly urged to stay home except for essential activities, such as shopping for necessary supplies, working, taking care of others or responsibly exercising outdoors.

Although city buildings are closed to the public, most city operations and services are still available.

The public is asked to conduct business with the city either online or by phone at 941-263-6000.


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