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Covid 19 Cancelled Events Tampa
COVID-19 has reached Tampa at perhaps a greater speed than many could have anticipated. It is paramount to slow the spread and reduce potential overloading of local hospitals. While the danger may be low for a majority of the population, the lack of any vaccine makes COVID-19 significantly more contagious than the common flu.

Most people who contract the virus won’t face anything worse than a fever, body aches, and a dry cough, but the elderly and immunocompromised are at risk of more severe, potentially life-threatening symptoms. Social distancing and self-isolation are not only for the benefit of the healthy, but also for the sake of those who are most vulnerable.

Therefore, this list is compiled as a resource to track how long certain services around Tampa will be closed or postponed, not as an endorsement to locate any events that remain open.

 

Government & EducationStatus
Lettuce Lake Conservation ParkClosed
Hillsborough County Governmental MeetingsClosed until April 13
Hazardous Household Waste CollectionClosed
Hillsborough County LibrariesClosed
The Florida AquariumClosed through March
The Glazer Children’s MuseumClosed through March
Henry B. Plant MuseumClosed through March
MOSIClosed through March

 

SportsStatus
St. Petersburg Grand PrixCancelled
Tampa Bay Lightning SeasonPostponed
Tampa Bay Rays Spring TrainingPostponed
Tampa Bay RowdiesPostponed

 

Entertainment & LeisureStatus
15th Annual Taste of South TampaPostponed
Art Garfunkel ConcertPostponed
Bands on the Bay 2020Postponed
Bay Area Renaissance FestivalCancelled
Busch GardensClosed through March
Chasco FiestaPostponed
Country in the ParkCancelled
Florida OrchestraClosed through April 5
Florida’s Largest Home ShowPostponed
Gasparilla Film FestivalPostponed
Kenny Chesney ConcertPostponed
River O’ Green FestPostponed
Tampa Bay Airfest 2020Cancelled
The Straz CenterClosed through April 19
Universal OrlandoClosed through March
Wrestlemania 36Cancelled

 

Safe Activities During Self-Isolation

It’s understandable that staying cooped up inside your home is not an ideal situation to remain in for longer than a few weeks. There are a few safe activities which can be conducted from within the home, or spread-out from others with minimal opportunities for contact.

1. Take Advantage of the Internet

Connecting with others via social media or communication services such as Skype, FaceTime, or Discord can be a perfect, cost-effective way to stay in touch with family and friends, or even make new connections with like-minded people. There are even services that allow you to play board games with others online!

Have you always wanted to catch up on a particular book series, or learn a new skill? Many websites offer free trials for online lessons in a huge variety of topics, from painting to bartending to new languages.

Are your children out of school? Take advantage of your time at home and engage with their interests. If they love playing a particular video game, ask if you could join them. They would be thrilled to teach you, and you could bond in a way that they’ll appreciate.

2. Go for a Drive

Even if you can’t come into contact with other people, sometimes going for a drive around town can instill a bit of normalcy and a renewed sense of freedom. Go for a drive down Bayshore and admire the sunset, or roll through Hyde Park and count the number of dog walkers or point out the most beautiful bungalows.

Some families across America are starting up a new initiative to set up their Christmas lights, to help bring some joy and color to the COVID-19 pandemic. If families around your neighborhood are putting their lights up, you could go for a drive to admire them from the safety of your vehicle!

3. Spend Some Time Outside

Densely populated areas or events should be avoided as much as possible. Some outdoor areas, such as parks or nature preserves, can be a safer place to visit and stretch your legs, as contaminants are much less likely to be unavoidable as they may be in crowded areas.

Always be sure to check the schedule and status of local nature parks around Hillsborough or the surrounding counties. Some remain open, but others are closed. If you arrive at a park which appears crowded, use your best judgement and determine whether you can safely traverse the park without any risk of contact with others.

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Our attorneys are dedicated to helping the injured and disabled. While COVID-19 has slowed down many aspects of our economy, auto accidents, personal injury, and the need for SSI benefits still exist. If you are seeking counsel, contact us at (813) 873-0180. We have proudly been serving the injured and disabled in the Tampa metro area for over twenty years.

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