April 24, 2020
8:15 a.m.
COVID-19 drive-thru testing available Tuesday in North Sarasota
The Florida Department of Health in Sarasota County will host another round of drive-thru COVID-19 testing for North Sarasota residents from 8 a.m. to noon Tuesday, April 28 , at Robert L. Taylor Community Complex, 1845 34th St.

The testing event is one of three sessions scheduled for locations throughout the county next week and is by-appointment only for individuals currently experiencing symptoms (fever, cough, or shortness of breath) or who work in a health care setting.

To be evaluated and scheduled for an appointment or for more information, call 941-861-2883 Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Callers will be screened using current CDC testing criteria. Appointments are limited, however, more testing opportunities may be scheduled in the future.
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All Faiths Food Bank
941-379-6333
Meals On Wheels
941-366-6693
Senior Friendship Centers
941-955-2122
United Way
Call: 2-1-1 or Text zip code to 893211

Resources for small business owners and employees impacted by COVID-19:




Project Resurrection Survey (Sarasota Chamber of Commerce)

Sarasota County Health Department:
941-861-2883 (Monday - Friday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.)

Florida Department of Health
1-866-779-6121 (24 hours/7 days a week)
Open:

Fishing piers, dog parks and outdoor spaces remain open to the public. Proper social distancing, as directed by the CDC, must be followed with no gatherings of 10 people or more.

The Sarasota Police Department is providing public safety services around the clock and will respond to emergency calls as usual. For other non-emergency calls, Chief DiPino has instituted a temporary Telephone Reporting Unit that will be operated by a sworn officer daily from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Closed:

Lido Beach, boat ramps, Bird Key Park parking lot, parks facilities and amenities, including playgrounds, basketball courts and tennis courts, are closed.

All shows at the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall are canceled through May 3. Staff are working diligently to reschedule shows. Visit www.VanWezel.org for updates.

All City of Sarasota buildings are closed to the public. Most operations and services are continuing with staff working remotely and a limited number of employees on-site.

To conduct business with the City, please send inquiries via email . Contacts and email addresses are available on www.SarasotaFL.Gov . Or call: 941-263-6000 .

City buildings are closed to the public. Please request services online at www.SarasotaFL.Gov or via the following phone numbers:
Building Permits
941-263-6455

City Commission Office
941-263-6412

City Manager Office
941-263-6402

Code Compliance
941-954-4125

Development Services
 941-263-6449

Economic Development
941-263-6280
Parking Division
941-263-6475

Parks & Recreation
941-263-6758

Sarasota Police - Front Desk
941-263-6025

Solid Waste/Garbage Collection
941-263-6170

Van Wezel - Box Office
941-263-6799

Water Billing
941-263-6260; 941-263-6261
For questions regarding Sarasota County services including SCAT, please contact the Sarasota County Contact Center: 941-861-5000.