COVID Update 1/2

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Article by Dr. Charles Lockwood, Dean of USF Medical School, from the Tampa Bay Times on down-to-earth advice about living with the Omicron variant

Article by Dr. Monica Gandhi from Time Magazine discussing the move away from decisions based on case counts and the future of public health

Clip by Dr. Anthony Fauci from MSNBC discussing less severity of Omicron variant and child hospitalization numbers - December 30,2021

Clip by Dr. Paul Offit from CNBC about childhood hospitalizations

Article by the Cleveland Clinic about face masks and Omicron 



COVID Update 12/22



COVID Update 9/2

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Diocesan Testing and Vaccination Sites

Diocese of St. Petersburg Covid-19 Testing and Vaccination Sites (as of 8.25.21)

Diócesis de San Petersburgo Lugares de Prueba y Vacunación Covid-19 (a partir del 8.25.21)


Hillsborough County

COVID-19 Vaccination Info for Hillsborough County / Información de vacunación COVID-19 para el condado de Hillsborough

COVID-19 Testing Info for Hillsborough County / Información de Pruebas COVID-19 para el condado de Hillsborough

  • Testing Locations: The following temporary locations will open on Saturday, Aug. 7 and will be open seven days a week from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. No appointments needed. 
  • Lugares de prueba: las siguientes ubicaciones temporales abrirán el sábado 7 de agosto y estarán abiertas los siete días de la semana de 9 a.m. a 5 p.m. No se necesitan citas.
    • Palm River Park Community Center, 725 S. 58th St., Tampa, FL 33619
    • Code Enforcement Complex, 1101 E. 139th Ave., Tampa, FL 33613
    • Cordelia B. Hunt Center at Al Lopez Park, 4602 N Himes Ave, Tampa FL 33614
    • Albert “Al” Barnes Park, 2902 N 32nd Street, Tampa, FL 33605

Pasco County

COVID-19 vaccination appointments are available Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. at the following DOH-Pasco clinic locations:

Las citas de vacunación COVID-19 están disponibles de lunes a viernes de 8:00 a.m. a 5:00 p.m. en las siguientes lugares de clínicas DOH-Pasco:

  • 13941 15th, Dade City, FL 33525
  • 10841 Little Rd., New Port Richey, FL 34654 then Option 2 for Immunizations. More information here. Más información aquí.
  • COVID-19 Testing Sites for Pasco County / Lugares de Prueba COVID-19 para el condado de Pasco
  • DOH-Pasco has partnered with Nomi Health to provide drive-thru COVID-19 (PCR) testing at the Gulf View Square Mall in Port Richey 7 days a week from 7 am–7 pm Appointments not required, but highly recommended. Make an appointment here.
  • DOH-Pasco se ha asociado con Nomi Health para proporcionar pruebas COVID-19 (PCR) en el Gulf View Square Mall en Port Richey los 7 días de la semana de 7 am a 7 pm No se requiere cita, pero se recomienda encarecidamente. Concierte una cita aquí.

Pinellas County

COVID-19 Vaccination Sites in Pinellas County / Sitios de vacunación COVID-19 en el condado de Pinellas

COVID-19 Testing Locations in Pinellas County / Lugares de prueba de COVID-19 en el condado de Pinellas

FDOH in Pinellas is offering free walk-up testing (rapid and PCR) at the Center for Health Equity, 2333 34th Street South in St. Petersburg. Open 9am – 5pm, daily.

FDOH en Pinellas ofrece pruebas sin cita previa (rápida y PCR) en el Center for Health Equity, 2333 34th Street South en St. Petersburg. Abierto de 9 a. M. A 5 p. M., Todos los días.


Citrus County

COVID-19 Vaccination available at the Lecanto Health Department on specific days in Au-gust.

Click here for the full schedule and details.

Langley Health Services– To schedule an appointment for vaccine or testing, please call 352-419-5760 EXT: 4818. More information HERE.

Additional Testing Locations:

  • Brashear’s Pharmacy (Inverness Only) - Rapid antigen testing, no appt needed
  • G & R Pharmacy—Rapid test, appt needed, 352-527-3111
  • Quick Care Med—Rapid and PCR test, appointment needed
  • Citrus Care Clinic in Crystal River, 352-794-6385
  • B&W Rexall Drugs in Inverness, 352-726-1021

Hernando County

Vaccine - Use Florida Vaccine Locator.

Testing - COVID-19 Testing Sites in Hernando County

Get tested at the Hernando County Fairgrounds, 6436 Broad Street in Brooksville.

Appointments recommended (not required). 7am—7pm daily.

COVID Diocese 8/26

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COVID Update 8/25

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COVID Update 8/23

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Parent Meeting Cancelled

August 12, 2021

Dear Parent/Guardian,

Due to the high rate of COVID-19 transmission in the West Tampa area, we have decided to cancel the upcoming parent night on August 19. You may connect with your child’s teacher via Remind or email if you would like to communicate with them. We hope we can have more family involvement in the future when covid numbers drop. 

You and your family are in my prayers.

God’s blessings,

Mrs. Brenda Budd



12 de agosto de 2021

Estimado Padre / Tutor,

Debido a la alta tasa de transmisión de COVID-19 en el área de West Tampa, hemos decidido cancelar la próxima noche de padres el 19 de agosto. Puede comunicarse con el maestro de su hijo a través de Remind o correo electrónico si desea comunicarse con ellos. Esperamos poder tener más participación familiar en el futuro cuando disminuyan los números de covid.

Usted y su familia están en mis oraciones.

Bendiciones de Dios,


Sra. Brenda Budd


COVID Update 8/12

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COVID Update 8/11

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