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Mayor Jane Castor advocates to “extinguish” COVID-19 in 2021

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Residents are encouraged to celebrate the new year responsibly and continue COVID-19 safety best practices

As New Year’s Eve approaches, Mayor Jane Castor shares a few words of wisdom with residents, optimistic for a safe, healthy 2021. View the PSA message here. 

“Let’s be honest, we can all agree that 2020 has been a bit of a dumpster fire – but the end is in sight and we need you to be the fire extinguisher,” said Mayor Jane Castor.

Tampa residents and businesses are reminded to help the community “extinguish” COVID-19 and enter the new year responsibly:

Required Face Coverings: Executive Order 2020-42 requires every person working, living, visiting, or doing business in the City of Tampa is required to wear a face covering in any indoor location, other than their home or residence, when not maintaining social distancing from other person(s), excluding family members or companions. See more details, including information on the recent Hillsborough County Board of County Commissioners Order regarding face coverings and dance floors here.

Lift Up Local: Lift Up Local, the City of Tampa program allowing businesses to expand their outdoor seating capacity safely during the COVID-19 pandemic, has been extended until April 4, 2020. Learn more here.

Safe & Sound Initiative: Through the Safe & Sound initiative, the City has partnered with local small business owners who are who are committed to operating their businesses safely by following CDC guidelines. Businesses are encouraged 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.

More details can be found at tampa.gov/COVID-19. Toolkits including videos, PSAs, & print and digital collateral can be found at tampa.gov/MediaToolkit.