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Carl Lisciandrello
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Carl Lisciandrello is digital news editor of WUSF Public Media.

Carl has worked in the Tampa Bay media for nearly 40 years, starting as a clerk and part-time reporter in the Clearwater Sun sports department. He spent nearly 30 years in various positions at The Tampa Tribune and TBO.com, eventually becoming digital editor before joining the Tampa Bay Times as digital news editor in 2016.

Carl is a New Jersey native who likely can be found near a beach, at church, anywhere near downtown Safety Harbor, or enjoying a cigar with his buddies. He is a University of Florida graduate.

WUSF will be providing the latest news and information on coronavirus in Tampa Bay and across the state. Here are the latest developments:

Host Matthew Peddie (on left half of the screen) speaks with Robert Niles of ThemeParkInsider.com (on right half of the screen).
The State We're In/Facebook / WMFE and WUSF Public Media

When the first of Florida’s theme parks reopen next week, Robert Niles predicts they will be taking a cautious approach towards welcoming visitors back.

“On the attractions themselves, that’s a managed environment. Once they enter the queue for an attraction, it’s relatively simple as a concept to keep people spaced apart,” Niles said. “It’s out there on the streets of the theme park where the challenge [arises].”

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After bottoming out earlier this month, gas prices in Florida have risen to their highest level since February, when the coronavirus pandemic limited demand.

WUSF will be providing the latest news and information on coronavirus in Tampa Bay and across the state. Here are the latest developments:

Florida Department of Health COVID-19 dashboard
FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH

The Florida Department of Health reported Saturday that 50,127 people have tested positive for the coronavirus; an increase of 676 cases since Friday. There were 108 new infections reported in the Tampa Bay region.

WUSF will be providing the latest news and information on coronavirus in Tampa Bay and across the state. Here are the latest developments:

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Hillsborough is among the latest counties to be approved to open short-term vacation rentals in Florida.

WUSF will be providing the latest news and information on coronavirus in Tampa Bay and across the state. Here are the latest developments:

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Daylina Miller/WUSF News

St. Pete Pride has canceled its 2020 event due to the coronavirus pandemic, according to a news release.

Hurricane Michael satellite image
NOAA

There’s a better-than-average chance that the 2020 Atlantic hurricane season will produce an above-average number of storms.

Catholic church parishioners wearing masks in service
DIOCESE OF ST. PETERSBURG

Two weeks after announcing Catholics across Tampa Bay can take part in public Masses from Monday through Saturday, parishioners now will be able to attend on Sundays.

WUSF will be providing the latest news and information on coronavirus in Tampa Bay and across the state. Here are the latest developments:

POLK COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT/FACEBOOK

Polk County Schools Superintendent Jacqueline Byrd on Tuesday announced her retirement effective next year in a strongly worded letter to the school board that cited “disharmony” among board members.

WUSF will be providing the latest news and information on coronavirus in Tampa Bay and across the state. Here are the latest developments:

Julie Marcus head shot
PINELLAS COUNTY SUPERVISOR OF ELECTIONS

Governor Ron DeSantis has appointed Julie Marcus as the new Pinellas County Supervisor of Elections.

She replaces Deborah Clark, who retired on March 31 after nearly 20 years to spend more time with her family.

WUSF will be providing the latest news and information on coronavirus in Tampa Bay and across the state. Here are the latest developments:

WUSF will be providing the latest news and information on coronavirus in Tampa Bay and across the state. Here are the latest developments:

Smoke from Pasco brush fire
florida forest service

Starkey Park in Pasco County is closed Friday due to a brush fire.

WUSF will be providing the latest news and information on coronavirus in Tampa Bay and across the state. Here are the latest developments:

DAYLINA MILLER/WUSF PUBLIC MEDIA

Publix will return to its normal hours of operation starting Saturday, another indication that businesses across the state are continuing the process of reopening.

Kathy Castor at podium
U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Ryan C. Grossklag

U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor (D-Tampa) has been appointed to one of five task forces established by presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden and chief rival Sen. Bernie Sanders in an effort to unify the party.

WUSF will be providing the latest news and information on coronavirus in Tampa Bay and across the state. Here are the latest developments:

JONAH HINEBAUGH/WUSF PUBLIC MEDIA

The Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg now has a definite scheduled date.

WUSF will be providing the latest news and information on coronavirus in Tampa Bay and across the state. Here are the latest developments:

FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Several road projects in the Tampa Bay area and across the state have been accelerated as traffic continues to be light due to the coronavirus pandemic.

WUSF will be providing the latest news and information on coronavirus in Tampa Bay and across the state. Here are the latest developments:

WUSF will be providing the latest news and information on coronavirus in Tampa Bay and across the state. Here are the latest developments:

Clearwater Beach
DAYLINA MILLER/WUSF PUBLIC MEDIA

As more folks flock to Pinellas County beaches now that they’re open, the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office has launched a tool that will help beach-goers plan their day.

WUSF will be providing the latest news and information on coronavirus in Tampa Bay and across the state. Here are the latest developments:

exterior of Westfield Countryside Mall
CARL LISCIANDRELLO/WUSF PUBLIC MEDIA

Several malls across the Tampa Bay area have either reopened or will today ... or in the near future.

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