BLOG: Coronavirus updates from Friday, May 15

Posted at 5:02 AM, May 15, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-18 04:44:15-04

FLORIDA – ABC Action News is committed to providing Tampa Bay area residents all of the updates on the coronavirus, COVID-19, and the impact it's having on our way of life. To help you stay on top of it all, we've compiled all the updates for Friday, May 15. For today's updates, visit Don't forget we are in this together!

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7:37 PM

  • Department of Health reports 44,138 positive COVID-19 cases, death toll is at 1,917

7:14 PM

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2:50 PM

  • Charges against Hillsborough County pastor arrested for holding church service during safer-at-home order dropped

1:14 PM

  • Beginning Monday, the City of Tarpon Springs will reopen some of their facilities, as long as social distancing is practiced.
  • The sports fields at Sisler Field, Jasmine Sports Complex, Riverside Field, Rotary Park and Dorsett Park will open for recreation, exercise and free-play.
  • Dog parks open with capacity limits
  • Richard Erwin Park and Highland Nature Park will be open.

1:06 PM

  • Gov. DeSantis announced that Florida was moving into a full Phase 1 on Monday.
  • Restaurants, retail stores, museums and libraries can be at 50% capacity
  • Gyms can begin operating on Monday - as long as they are practicing social distancing

12:10 PM

11:52 AM

  • Pinellas County closing COVID-19 tip line and email.

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