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ST. PETERSBURG — Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority received notification over the holiday weekend that another bus operator has tested positive for COVID-19. This is the fifth driver that has tested positive.

Pinellas County continues to show an uptick in COVID-19 cases with 226 added to the count on Monday, bringing the total to 8,759. Florida Department of Health also reported that one more resident has died due to the novel coronavirus, upping the death toll to 199.

ST. PETERSBURG — Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority received notification from a bus operator June 29 that the operator had tested positive for COVID-19. This is the fourth public-facing employee testing positive for PSTA.

Pinellas County government and area chambers of commerce will help with COVID-19 safety efforts of many local businesses by hosting a face mask distribution initiative, which started over the weekend.

CLEARWATER —Tampa Bay Water’s Board of Directors approved the utility’s 2021 fiscal year operating budget with no rate increase, maintaining a wholesale drinking water rate of $2.56 per 1,000 gallons for the 10th consecutive year.

After more than six hours of discussion and listening to more than 100 public comments, Pinellas County commissioners voted 6-1 to require all persons wear a face covering while in any indoor public place countywide.

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