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List: Restaurants and bars confirming Coronavirus cases in Tampa Bay

Here are the cases of Coronavirus I am aware of so far in restaurants that are confirmed in Tampa Bay.

All of the sudden there seems to be a large number of restaurants and bars in Tampa Bay reporting cases of Coronavirus among their staff members. Some are closing and some are not.

This is occurring at the same time as Florida coronavirus cases are spiking and fears of a shutdown are coming back into play. Governor DeSantis has swore there will be no shutdowns and this is the “new normal”.

Hillsborough County and Pinellas County leaders seem to be racing to come up with a plan to help slow down the rise in cases to prevent an issue later in hospitals. Mayor Kriseman announced a mask order today for employees of St. Pete businesses and he said a local order for the public is in the works.

Here’s what I’ve seen so far:

The Galley DTSP – 6/12

The Avenue DTSP and Park & Rec – 6/13

In The Loop Brewing – 6/13

Jannus Live – 6/16

Meat Market South Tampa – 06/16 (case discovered June 8)

CALI – St. Petersburg – 06/17

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Hey Cali fam, Three of our team members at the St. Pete Cali location recently tested positive for Covid-19. We want to assure our guests these team members contracted the virus through an isolated incident traced to a specific point of contact outside any of our restaurants. Those who tested positive, along with any team members they came in close contact with, immediately began self-quarantining. No team member displayed symptoms or contracted the virus in the store. We attribute this outcome to the very serious precautions we’ve been taking at Cali from day one. We closed our St. Pete store for a full day after learning of the diagnoses to be deep cleaned and we have partnered with a trusted health company that advised us in reopening. We absolutely would not have reopened if we felt we were putting anyone at risk. While it is unfortunate these team members contracted the virus through outside activities, the lack of spread to other team members within our restaurant proves that what we are doing is working. We will continue to follow the steps recommended by the CDC and the National Restaurant Association, which exceed the State of Florida’s recommendations. These include: – Partnering with Zero Hour Health to perform health screenings at the start of each shift – Requiring all team members to wear masks (properly) and gloves – Offering full-service dining all day to minimize lines at busy times ⁃ Removing all self-service stations to minimize contact with shared items/spaces ⁃ Rearranging our seating to keep parties six feet apart and reducing occupancy to 50% ⁃ Installing multiple new hand sanitizer stations – Performing rigorous cleaning checklists every 30 minutes and sanitizing more deeply at the end of each day ⁃ Continuing to provide contact-free pickup and delivery options ⁃ Providing clean new glasses for every refill and sparkling clean wrapped silverware We are grateful for our amazing team who have been taking these precautions very seriously all along. We also want to thank our Cali community for showing us so much love over the last few months and appreciate ya reading this message.

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Noble Crust – St. Pete – 06/17

Tampa Bay Brewing Co. – Ybor and Westchase – 06/17

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At TBBC we care about the safety and wellness of all of our patrons and staff. We also care about the trust you put in us both in the quality of our beer, but also us as a brand and family. With that said, a TBBC Ybor employee and a Westchase employee recently tested positive for COVID-19 and we want to let you all know the steps we are taking going forward.⁣ ⁣ -The employees who tested positive will not be returning to work until the required quarantine period per CDC guidelines.⁣ -A professional cleaning crew following CDC recommendations will be brought in daily to deep clean both taprooms, and weekly to deep-clean and sanitize the taprooms.⁣ -All TBBC staff will be required to wear masks at all times.⁣ -All TBBC staff will be washing/sanitizing their hands after handling any utensils, dishes, or high-touch areas.⁣ -All staff will be washing their hands every hour on the hour and on the half-hour.⁣ -Distance between tables and parties will be further increased.⁣ -All tap handles, door handles, and other high-touch areas will be sanitized regularly and often.⁣ -Tables and chairs will be sanitized after each party.⁣ -We will continue to provide numerous sanitizing stations throughout the taprooms .⁣ -Contactless curbside pickup will continue to be offered at both locations.⁣ ⁣ We want to continue being your favorite local hangout, a place where you can get a small feeling of normalcy for a bit. In order to do that we will have to adjust our hours to get both taprooms safely up to speed and ready to serve you safely per all CDC guidelines.⁣ ⁣ Westchase // Opening at 3pm⁣ Ybor // Opening at 5pm⁣ *times subject to change⁣ ⁣ We appreciate your patience with these measures that will keep our patrons and staff safe and healthy. If you have any questions feel free to reach out over social, over the phone, or over messages. ⁣ ⁣ Cheers, friends.⁣ ⁣ ⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣#coronavirus #cdc #covid19

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Forbici – South Tampa – 06/17

Water + Flour Soho – 6/18

Luv Child – 6/18

Rollin Oats St. Pete – 6/18

Cask Social – 6/18

Beef O’ Brady’s Brandon – 6/18

Soho Saloon – 6/18

Red Mesa Mercado – 6/18

Bar HWRD Tampa – 6/18

MacDinton’s + Yard of Ale – 06/16

Sweet Caroline’s Bakery in Palm Harbor – 6/20

The Orpheum – 6/20

Circle’s Waterfront Dining – 6/21

Carmelita’s St. Pete – 6/21

Caddy’s Waterfront – 6/22

Seabreeze Island Grill and Raw Bar – 6/22

OLIVIA Tampa – 6/22

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Last night our ownership team was informed that an employee of ours tested positive for Covid-19. The employee began showing symptoms while at home last week and was immediately tested and self-quarantined at home. This employee has not worked since last Saturday 6/13 and will remain in quarantine for 14 days. This employee was not in contact with any of our staff or guests since they began exhibiting symptoms. • OLIVIA will be closing for the next two to three days to meet with our management team and employees to ensure the proper measures are taken to ensure the health and safety of our guests and staff. We will be taking the proper precautions to fully sanitize the restaurant over the course of the next few days and plan to reopen this Thursday 6/25. We will continue to utilize single-use menus, take daily temperature checks of all employees, require masks be worn by all employees, sanitize all guest’s hands upon entrance into the building, dedicate staff to frequent sanitation of contact surfaces throughout our dinner service, and any employee showing symptoms will be required to have a negative test result before returning to work. • If you have any questions or concerns, please email oliviatampa@outlook.com and a member of our management team will be happy to assist. Thank you to our incredible team for taking all of our precautionary measures seriously and thank you to all of our guests for your continued support!

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Cody’s Roadhouse Baypines – 6/22

BakenBabes – 6/23

Stillwaters Tavern in DTSP – 6/24

Golden Dinosaurs Vegan Deli – 6/24

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6/24/2020 This morning, we were informed that a GDVD employee tested positive for COVID-19. In light of this information, we have decided to temporarily close our take-out and delivery service to allow time for deep cleaning and employee testing. This employee self-quarantined and was tested within hours of exhibiting symptoms, and hasn’t been at work in over 8 days. Thankfully, this employee is in good spirits and only suffered mild fatigue and loss of sense of smell and taste, and should fully recover. At this point, all exposed employees are getting tested, and no other employees are showing symptoms of the virus. Since the beginning of the COVID-19 outbreak, we have taken swift precautions in order to continue to safely serve our community. We discontinued on-site service on 03/22/20, and have since implemented a completely contactless pick-up and delivery system to further minimize the risk of spread. During this time we’ve taken many precautionary measures including: requiring all staff to be masked and gloved during drop offs and deliveries, regular hand washing, sanitization, daily symptom check-ins, and temperature checks. When we feel comfortable reopening, we will continue these practices for the foreseeable future. The fact that the virus has affected us even though we’ve been very strictly following all guidelines has led us to the decision to close and regroup while we determine the safest steps moving forward. Thank you for your continued support – we miss you all but we love you more!

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The Chattaway – 6/24

Mellow Mushroom Wesley Chapel – 6/24

Datz Tampa – 6/25

Sea Dog Cantina St. Pete – 6/25

Kahwa Coffee St. Pete 38th Ave. North – 6/26

Beef O’ Brady’s Wesley Chapel – 6/27

Brew Bus Brewing – 6/27

Rooster at the Till – 6/29

Felton’s Market – 6/30

Counter Culture Tampa – 6/30

Have you seen confirmed cases not on here? Send me tips below:

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