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City of Tampa Partners with Safe & Sound and Extends Lift Up Local

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Mayor Castor is proud to announce her support for the Safe & Sound initiative founded by local small business owners who are committed to operating their businesses safely by following CDC guidelines during the COVID-19 pandemic. Safe & Sound and the City of Tampa encourage businesses to take the self-assessment survey and comply with the Safe & Sound standards in order to earn their sticker which can be prominently displayed at their place of business.

“I could not be more proud to call the City of Tampa home,” said Mayor Jane Castor. “This grassroots effort, among a myriad of efforts like Lift Up Local and OneTampa, exemplifies just how strong our community is as a whole. When we get knocked down, we come together to get back up. As we say goodbye to 2020 and welcome 2021 the Safe & Sound initiative is just one more tool in our tool-belt to keep our residents and businesses safe from COVID-19.”

“The founders of Safe & Sound are encouraged by the City’s partnership,” said Tom DeGeorge, Owner of Crowbar Ybor. “What started as a few establishments trying to keep our employees and residents safe, has turned into a movement. We look forward to a continued relationship as we all reopen responsibly.”

Take the Safe & Sound survey here

***Businesses who take the Safe & Sound survey will be evaluated and given a sticker (see below)

Safe and Sound Sticker
Safe and Sound Sticker

The City of Tampa will also extend Lift Up Local until the Spring to provide certainty to our businesses for safe outdoor options for patrons. 

Find the Lift up Local plan here.  

For more information on Safe & Sound, please contact Tom DeGeorge at 813.390.3587.

For up to the minute information on the City of Tampa’s recovery efforts for small businesses please text TAMPABIZ to 888-777