Jonah Hinebaugh

Jonah Hinebaugh is the WUSF social media intern for spring 2020.

He is a senior studying Journalism and Digital Communication at the USF St. Petersburg and works as the features and opinions editor for the school’s student newspaper, The Crow’s Nest.

Over the summer, Hinebaugh interned at the Sarasota Herald-Tribune covering general assignment stories as a reporter and photographer. After he graduates, Hinebaugh hopes to find a job as a photojournalist or multimedia reporter.

He’s excited to be at WUSF to help maintain and grow their social media and web presence.

The announcement of Gov. Ron DeSantis' plan to reopen the state amid the coronavirus pandemic has drawn both praise and criticism from a slew of representatives and local leaders across Florida.

Things are returning to normal across Tampa Bay.

Last week, Gov. Ron DeSantis floated the idea of possibly reopening some public schools in May.

Florida's statewide teachers' union was quick to urge DeSantis to rethink the opening of schools. Florida Education Association President Fedrick Ingram said doing so would "threaten the safety and well-being of all on campus."

WUSF asked parents and teachers what they think should be done in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic.

As Florida approached 8,000 cases of COVID-19, the disease caused by coronavirus, Gov. Ron DeSantis on Wednesday issued a statewide stay-at-home order.

DeSantis announced the 30-day executive order at a press conference, saying he made the decision after speaking with President Donald Trump.

The order will take effect at 12:01 a.m. Friday.

NOTE: This was post was updated to reflect a statewide stay-at-home order annouced by Gov. Ron DeSantis on April 1.

As coronavirus cases continue to swell in Florida, closures, cancellations, and curfews are increasing.

Proponents and critics reacted strongly to the Florida Legislature’s passage of a measure that will require minors seeking an abortion to get their parents' approval.