FL Cruise COVID Rules Reinstated + Red Tide Rally + Largo Medical

Good day, people of Tampa! It’s me again, Carlos Hernandez, your host of the Tampa Daily.

In this issue, you’ll learn the latest about Cuban Americans protesting the government in Cuba, another turn in the Florida cruise CDC lawsuit, workers begging action on red tide, and more. Now, let’s get started.

First, today’s weather: Humid and mostly cloudy throughout the day. High: 89 Low: 77.

Here are the top stories in Tampa today:

1. COVID-19 restrictions on Florida-based cruise ships will remain in place after a federal appeals court temporarily blocked a previous ruling from a Tampa judge that sided with Florida challenging the regulations. (WFLA)

2. City of Tampa Mayor Jane Castor joined thousands of Cuban Americans protesting in a march on Saturday. The Tampa City Council approved a resolution in a 5-2 decision supporting the protests in Cuba. Council members John Dingfelder and Bill Carlson voted no. (Patch)

3. Hundreds of out-of-work anglers are pleading for Governor DeSantis to declare a state of emergency and joined at the St. Petersburg Pier on Saturday in a “rally for red tide.” (Fox 13 Tampa Bay)

4. Largo Medical Center is now the first hospital in the country to offer a newly FDA-approved technology to help doctors detect colon cancer early. The Artificial Intelligence (AI) is called GI Genius by Medtronic. (ABC Action News)

5. Embarc Collective in downtown Tampa has launched a new Freelancer Program. It is a four-week, intimate workshop-style course led by the coaches of Embarc Collective to help local freelancers learn how to serve the needs and challenges of startups in the Tampa Bay area. (St. Pete Catalyst)

Today in Tampa

  • HART Board of Directors Hybrid Meeting. (9:00 AM)
  • Tampa Bay Water Board Meeting. (9:30 AM)
  • Jovē Water’s Greatest. Summer. Ever! Hydration Truck. (10:00 AM)
  • Mothercraft at Community Roots Collective. (10:00 AM)
  • Kitten Flutters at Painting with a Twist Tampa West. (2:30 PM)
  • Let’s Play in Spanish at The Kids Social Club. (3:00 PM)
  • West Tampa Community Redevelopment Area (CRA) Community Advisory Committee Special Workshop Meeting at David M. Barksdale Active Older Adult Center. (5:30 PM)
  • Intro to Ukulele at TRIBE Seminole Heights. (5:30 PM)
  • Summer Programs At Hillsborough County Libraries. (6:00 PM)

Tampa Patch Notebook

  • The Tampa Fringe Festival is coming soon starting July 29th.
  • The Florida Department of Health Hillsborough Director Dr. Holt is warning that not enough people are vaccinated to stop COVID-19.
  • The National Institutes of Health has awarded USF a $70 million grant to support research into the causes of type-one diabetes.
  • Christian pop duo for King & Country is coming back to Tampa’s Amalie Arena this fall.
  • Tampa Bay Times: “Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis called this week on the administration of President Joe Biden to greenlight a plan to trans…” (Facebook)
  • Tampa Bay Times: “Texas has no plans to reimburse Florida for the costs of sending personnel to the border. DeSantis used the trip for …” (Facebook)
  • Tampa Bay Times: “A new study found that a small section of Biscayne Bay appears to be a previously unknown hammerhead “nursery,” the f…” (Facebook)
  • Tampa Bay Times: “Florida reports 45,604 coronavirus cases over a seven-day period. That is nearly double the week before and more than…” (Facebook)

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Carlos Hernandez

About me: Hello my name is Carlos Hernandez and I am a food writer with over 10 years of experience in the industry. I write the food blog Carlos Eats (http://www.carloseats.com) and also contribute to several newspapers and magazines with food-related blogs and articles.

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