Impactful information that could affect your travel plans can be found HERE!
(LINK ABOVE PROVIDED BY TAMPA BAY BEACHES CHAMBER OF COMMERCE)
(link to news article provided by FOX 13 local news)
Tampa Bay has always been a place of connection. At our core, we’re about bringing people together, making them feel vibrant and alive. Out of darkness comes light—our powerful Florida sunshine that helps make this one of the best destinations in the world. But right now, we’re asking everyone to come together by staying apart.
The Pinellas County Board of County Commissioners have issued an executive order requiring everyone in the county to wear face masks while indoors at public businesses effective Wednesday 6/24/20.
According to the executive order, residents must wear face-covering that covers the nose and mouth and remains affixed or a face shield. A cloth face covering, or mask, maybe factory-made or sewn by hand and can be improvised from clothing or other household fabric items.
Exceptions to the order include:
- The mandate cannot conflict with the Americans with Disabilities Act.
- It does not apply if a person is strictly adhering to social distancing and there are 10 or fewer people in the location who are also maintaining social distancing.
- It does not apply to governmental entities such as schools, courthouses or city halls, although those entities are encouraged to develop procedures to protect employees and the public.
- If a person is under age 18, that person’s use of a face covering is left to the discretion of that person’s parent, guardian or an accompanying adult.
- Religious rituals such as various forms of singing are permitted provided that social distancing is strictly maintained.
- Exercising while social distancing, such as in a gym, is permitted without a face covering.
If you do not have a mask, one will be provided to you by the resort.
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WHAT WE ARE DOING AS A COMPANY
WHAT WE KNOW RIGHT NOW
- Helpful Q&As from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), including whether someone should cancel a trip (the answer is no)
- Information for Travel from the CDC
- Tampa International Airport’s update on increased cleaning and sanitation efforts.
- COVID-19 Guidance for Travelers
WHAT THEY ARE SAYING
- Beaches: open Monday, May 4th. Social distancing strictly enforced. Each city will decide on their parking availability.
- Vacation rentals are OPEN
- Florida is shutting down bars in an effort to slow the spread of coronavirus. The announcement did not come from the office of Gov. Ron DeSantis (R), but from Halsey Beshears, the secretary of the agency that regulates Florida bars. Beshears said that on-premise alcohol consumption will stop immediately, effectively moving the state back to an earlier phase of reopening. Some bars are opting for to-go orders. Further updates to come. CLICK HERE
Gov. Ron DeSantis announced Wednesday, June 3rd, that the majority of the state would take another step in his reopening plan and move to phase two on Friday, June 5th.
Under Phase 2:
- Restaurants can offer bar-top seating with appropriate social distancing
- Movie theaters, concert houses, auditoriums, playhouses, bowling alleys and arcades can operate at 50 percent of building capacity
- Retail establishments can operate at full capacity with social distancing and sanitization protocols
- Gyms can operate at full capacity with social distancing and sanitization protocols
- Personal services, including tattooing, body piercing, acupuncture, tanning and massage, to operate with appropriate safety guidelines as outlined by the Department of Health
- Pari-mutuel facilities to operate with a written request from the County Mayor or the County Administrator and after approval from DBPR
The Governor has also released Executive Order 20-139 that further outlines details. View Governor’s Presentation on Phase 2 guidelines including responsible individual activity, businesses restricted by previous executive orders, other affected business services and medical procedures.
- All persons traveling to Florida from New York, New Jersey, or Connecticut are required to self-isolate or quarantine for 14 days upon entry to the state or for the duration of their presence in the state, whichever is shorter. Click here for more information.
- Roadside checkpoints are set up on interstates to check for potential COVID-19 cases coming into Florida. Anyone traveling into Florida from Louisiana and other areas with substantial community spread of the virus will be subject to a mandatory 14-day self-quarantine. The checkpoints do not apply to commercial drivers or health workers. Click here for more information.
HOW TO PROTECT YOURSELF WHILE FLYING
STEPS TO TAKE
They are giving out free coffee to anyone who identifies as a front-line responder. The free coffee must be a tall hot or iced brewed coffee.
Krispy Kreme are giving healthcare workers free dozens of its original glazed doughnuts at drive-thrus, provided they show their employee badge.
Any healthcare worker or first responder (including police officers and firefighters) can contact their local Tropical Smoothie Café about this offer and the café with deliver free smoothies for their team.
Sling TV is offering free access to select on-demand movies, television shows, and ABC News Live.
Uber Eats is waiving delivery fees for all orders from independently owned restaurants through the duration of the COVID-19 pandemic.
U-Haul is offering 30 days of free self-storage for new customers with college IDs.
Scholastic is offering free, daily online courses on its recently launched “Learn at Home” website for students from pre-K to grades 6 and higher.
Dollar General stores are offering a discount for medical personnel, first responders, and National Guardsmen. Qualifying individuals can present their badge or I.D. to get a 10% discount off their purchase.