Sadly, many local businesses continue to ignore the order. Restaurants and other businesses are operating without mask requirements, as required by Pinellas County, for servers and other employees. Businesses are putting economics over simple methods to offer protection for employees and guests.
The issue is closures. Spikes of coronavirus across the country are resulting in business curfews, restaurants being shut down and gatherings being limited by governors and mayors. We cannot stand another shut down that will bring additional businesses closing their doors and unemployment rampant.
HOT SPOTS – If you are traveling in Florida the counties with high incidences of the coronavirus are –
The safest counties include almost all of the panhandle, the southern interior of the state and Monroe county and the Keys.
The Good News – Death rates in Pinellas County and Florida continue to fall. Under 4 deaths a day in Pinellas County and about 20 average per day in the state. One death is too many!
Pinellas county once again extends the emergency order requiring masks and social distancing until November 20th. The complete order is here.
RESTAURANT NOTES: Both Maggie Mae’s and Backwaters continue to keep you safe. We monitor each employee daily with temperature checks and other symptom questions. Everything is cleaned constantly and table spacing is required. Masks are required for all employees and guests until seated.
NOTE: Backwaters and Maggie Mae’s will provide masks to guests who don’t have a mask or forget theirs.