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

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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.


WHAT TO KNOW:

  • Florida reporting 5,704 cases and 71 deaths
  • Gov. Ron DeSantis holding off on issuing ‘stay at home’ order
  • Pinellas and Hillsborough counties implementing ‘safer-at-home’ orders
  • Travelers from NY tri-state area and New Orleans coming to Florida must quarantine for 14 days under new executive order
  • Florida schools closed through at least May 1

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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