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List: Restaurants and bars confirming Coronavirus cases 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