Tuesday's Daily Pulse
What you need to know about Florida today
› Gulf Coast Community Foundation awards $40,000 grant to Hermitage Artist Retreat
The Hermitage Artist Retreat recently received a $40,000 grant from the Gulf Coast Community Foundation. These funds will be used to expand community programming, visibility and engagement as the Hermitage launches its Hermitage North programs.
› Could The Keys Close Again? Numbers Spiking On Island Chain
Spiking coronavirus numbers in the Florida Keys are causing consternation among public officials, and questions about whether the county will once again close to visitors. Andy Newman, spokesman for the county's tourism agency, said he had spoken with the Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association about increasing messaging to tourists about safety measures.
› Tech firm hires new leaders, including a former Netflix executive
National cybersecurity leader ReliaQuest, one of the fastest-growing tech firms in the region, has added two new executives: Erin Sweeney was named vice president of product marketing and Jim Galley was appointed vice president of business development.
› Tropicana Field reaches capacity early on first day of coronavirus testing
Hundreds of cars lined up outside Tropicana Field Monday morning for the stadium’s first day of COVID-19 testing, but the site reached capacity shortly after 8 a.m. Cars arrived before sunrise, drivers eager to learn whether they had contracted the novel coronavirus. But others were turned away a couple hours later when officials closed the line for the day.
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