The first shipments of the coronavirus vaccine from Moderana vaccine will go to 50 hospitals in Florida for a total of 367,000 doses. The shipments left the factory in Tennessee Sunday, and since it doesn’t have to be stored at the extremely low temps that the Pfizer vaccine does it can go to more hospitals. For the full list of Florida and Tampa Bay hospitals that will have the vaccine click here. Once again, first responders will receive the vaccine first.
The Senate approved a $900 billion dollar Covid-19 aid package Sunday night that includes stimulus checks., help for businesses, those facing foreclosure or eviction, education, child care and more. The House will vote on the aid package today.
COVID-19 cases rose by 8,401 Sunday taking the state total of 1.6 million to 1,201,566. Florida resident deaths are now at 20,568. If you have questions or need more information from the Florida Department of Health, the COVID-19 Call Center is available 24/7 be calling 1-866-779-6121. You can also reach them by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Email responses will be sent during call center hours. BayCare is offering rapid result tests at nine Urgent Care Centers for asymptomatic individuals. This is one you’ll have to pay for up front at $150 and can make an online appointment for on the BayCare web site. The newest locations for free, drive through shots are at five Hillsborough County school locations which will require a reservation. You can take care of that by calling 813-307-8085 Monday through Friday from 8-5 pm. Other Free COVID-19 tests are available in Pinellas, Pasco and Hillsborough counties. For more please check in with us daily here.
The Bucs took what looked like a sure win away from Atlanta Sunday. coming back after they were down 17 points for a 31-27 win. There are just two games left in the regular season and the final game is at home once again be against Atlanta at home on January 3rd. First though they head to Detroit for a game against the Lions Saturday the 26th where a win would guarantee a playoff spot.
The Toronto Raptors are calling Tropicana Field home for now and are inviting a limited number of fans to watch their games. Ticket sales begin Thursday for up to 3,200 fans for the preseason and 3,800 for the regular season. That will start on Wednesday against New Orleans. To help maintain social distancing seats will be sold in pods of two or four and start at $35. No seats will be sold within 30 feet of the court and you must wear a mask.