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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:

DIOCESE OF ST. PETERSBURG

Some Catholics across Tampa Bay will soon be able to attend public Masses again. Just not on Sundays.

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The Florida Aquarium in Tampa has announced plans to reopen to the public on May 15.

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:

Honeymoon Island beach
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Florida’s state parks will reopen on Monday, part of Gov. Ron DeSantis’ Phase 1 of reopening the state.

During a Friday morning press conference at Little Talbot Island State Park in Jacksonville, DeSantis said the decision is “consistent with his safe, smart, step-by-step plan” to reopen Florida.

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WIKIMEDIA COMMONS

Most parks and preserves across Polk County will be begin to reopen Friday under social distancing guidelines.

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

CARL LISCIANDRELLO/WUSF PUBLIC MEDIA

Members of the Hillsborough Emergency Policy Group voted Thursday to rescind its stay-at-home order, beginning at midnight Monday. But it won't mean the end of social distancing - the governor's revised policy takes effect then.

In addition, some Hillsborough County parks, preserves and trails will be reopening within the next week.

WIKIMEDIA COMMONS

Manatee County beaches will reopen Monday under social distancing guidelines, and with restrictions on parking.

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Centers For Disease Control and Prevention

We want to hear from you. Let this be your forum to ask any questions you may have concerning the coronavirus outbreak.

Just fill out the form at the bottom of this story, and include your name and hometown. We are working with the staff at USF Health to address your comments, and select questions will be answered on Health News Florida and wusfnews.org.

DELANEY BROWN/WUSF PUBLIC MEDIA

Airports in Florida – and across the country – will be receiving a combined $1.187 billion in federal aid for airport safety and infrastructure grants through the CARES Act.

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

GOOGLE

The co-founder of Bern’s Steak House in South Tampa has died.

Gertrude “Gert” Laxer died Tuesday in Tampa. She was 93.

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

Structure being built on the water of Tampa Bay
Thomas Iacobucci / WUSF Public Media

The opening of the St. Pete Pier has been delayed.

HERNANDO COUNTY

Hernando County park and beach locations will reopen starting Wednesday.

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MARIA TSYRULEVA/WUSF PUBLIC MEDIA

Beaches and pools in Pinellas County will soon be reopened.

Pinellas County commissioners on Tuesday voted 6-1 to reopen beaches, parking lots and restrooms starting Monday at 7 a.m. following public comment both for and against the idea.

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

MARIA TSYRULEVA/WUSF PUBLIC MEDIA

Folks who have been hoping Pinellas County officials will move forward with a plan to reopen the county’s beaches now have a powerful ally.

Pinellas County Sheriff Bob Gualtieri.

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Courtesy: Governor's Press Office

The task force that will give a final report to Gov. Ron DeSantis with its recommendations for reopening Florida’s economy is soliciting public comment online.4

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FLORIDA PUBLIC RADIO EMERGENCY NETWORK

A line of heavy thunderstorms is crossing the Florida Peninsula this morning and is likely to continue throughout the day.

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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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Pasco County is reopening select parks, preserves and nature trails on a limited basis.

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

U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Philip Bryant

It appears Tom Brady will be reunited with his favorite receiver in Tampa Bay.

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:

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