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Locals Wear MasksYou can track local COVD-19 cases at
https://fdoh.maps.arcgis.com/apps/opsdashboard/index.html#/8d0de33f260d444c852a615dc7837c86 

Vulnerable Populations
Individuals older than 65 years of age and individuals with a serious underlying medical
condition (such as chronic lung disease, moderate-to-severe asthma, serious heart conditions, immune-compromised status, cancer, diabetes, severe obesity, renal failure and liver disease) can resume public interactions, but should practice social distancing, minimizing exposure to social settings where distancing may not be practical, unless precautionary measures are observed. Vulnerable populations should affirmatively inform their employer that they are a member of the vulnerable population so that their employer can plan accordingly. Non-vulnerable populations should consider minimizing time spent in crowded environments.
Social Gatherings
Public Beaches: Beaches should remain fully opened.
Recreation
Large Venues: (i.e. movie theaters, concert halls, auditoriums, bowling alleys, arcades, playhouses, casinos) These venues should re-open fully with limited social distancing protocols.
Bars, Pubs and Nightclubs
Bars, pubs, and nightclubs that derive more than 50 percent of sales from alcohol should operate at full capacity with limited social distancing protocols. Businesses should maintain adequate sanitation practices among employees and patrons during all hours of operation. Menus, if laminated, should be cleaned after each usage. Paper menus should be designed for single use and then disposed of immediately after use.
Large spectator sporting events should consider reducing capacity with limited social distancing protocols. Restaurants and food service establishments may operate at full capacity with limited social distancing protocols. Businesses should maintain adequate sanitation practices among employees and patrons during all hours of operation. Menus, if laminated, should continue to be cleaned after each usage. Paper menus shall be designed for single use and then disposed of immediately after use.
Local Government Meetings
These meetings should return to in-person quorum and public participation for local government bodies.
Travel
Employees should resume non-essential travel and adhere to CDC guidelines regarding isolation following travel
State Parks: State parks should be fully opened, including overnight accommodations. Theme parks may return to normal operations with limited social distancing protocols.
Gyms and Fitness Centers
Gyms and Fitness centers should open to full capacity but should maintain adequate sanitation practices among employees and patrons during all hours of operation. Personal Services Businesses, such as cosmetology salons, barber shops and nail salons, should operate under full capacity but should consider the following mitigation measures:

  • Continue to maintain adequate sanitation practices for employees and patrons.
  • Remove all unnecessary, frequent-touch items such as magazines, newspapers, service menus, any other unnecessary paper products and décor from customer service areas.

Retail Businesses
Operators of retail businesses should operate at full capacity but should continue to maintain adequate sanitation practices for employees and patrons.
Regularly clean and disinfect working stations and equipment between interactions with customers to the greatest frequency feasible.
Vacation Rentals
Vacation Rentals should resume normal operating procedures but should continue to thoroughly clean and disinfect the property between rentals.

Business Graphics for download
Be a Local poster   Face Coverings Required poster   Wear Wear Masks poster

Pinellas County Face Covering Ordinance Frequently Asked Questions
Am I now required to wear a face covering everywhere I go?
All county residents must wear a face covering while in most indoor public places within Pinellas County, although the Board provided several exceptions.
What places and activities are exempt from the face covering requirement?
Activities such as the following can take place without wearing a face covering:
- Attending or participating in religious rituals, such as various forms of singing, provided that social distancing is strictly maintained.
- Exercising while social distancing, such as when walking on the trail or working out at a gym.
- The requirement also does not apply if a person is strictly adhering to social distancing and there are 10 or fewer people in the location who are also maintaining social distancing.
I or someone I know has medical issues that affect the ability to wear a face covering. What happens in those situations?
Individuals with a medical issue that prevents wearing a face covering are not required to wear one, although they may consider other forms of protection such as a face shield. The application of the ordinance also cannot conflict with the Americans with Disabilities Act.
What about schools and government buildings?
Those facilities are exempt. However, governmental entities such as schools, courthouses or city halls and other similar entities are encouraged to develop procedures to protect employees and the public based on their respective needs. It is recommended that you check before going to any of those locations so you are aware of any specific requirements.
What about children and other people under the age of 18 – are they required to wear a face covering?
If a person is under age 18, that person’s use of a face covering is left to the discretion of that person’s parent, guardian or an accompanying adult.

City of Treasure Island employees must wear a face covering while on duty and while serving the public unless working in an area that is not open to the public where proper social distancing can be maintained. Team members will be wearing a face covering to protect you. Please adhere to these requirements to protect them and others around you. The CDC recommends face coverings as an additional step to help slow the spread of COVID-19 when combined with proper hand washing, staying home where you are sick, and maintaining a six-foot distance from others.

Pinellas County residents can get COVID-19 test at no cost
Pinellas County residents can get a COVID-19 test at no cost to them. Community Health Centers of Pinellas (CHC) is offering the COVID-19 tests without restrictions at three testing sites. Residents do not need to have symptoms or be a CHC patient. Testing sites will provide same day walk-ups and drive ups, but appointments are recommended to decrease wait times. Make an appointment by calling 727-824-8181 and selecting option 0. The following testing sites will be open Monday - Friday, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

  • 707 East Druid Road, Clearwater, FL 33756
  • 7550 43rd Street North, Pinellas Park, FL 33781
  • 1344 22nd Street South, St. Petersburg, FL 33712 (Johnnie Ruth Clarke Center)

A condensed electronic registration will be required at testing sites. Residents are asked to bring a valid ID.
The County will continue to closely monitor COVID-19 trending data throughout the step-by-step recovery. Trends indicated a flattening or downward trajectory in positive test results and demand on the hospital system. The governor’s Phase 1 order and County’s corresponding guidance do not have stated expiration dates, and no date has been given for possible advancement to Phase II.
To read County and state orders, and access a wide array of COVID-19 information, visit https://covid19.pinellascounty.org/

COVID-19 USEFUL LINKS 

Donations accepted at the Treasure Island Fire Station, 180 108th Avenue
Surgical Face Masks, P100 Masks, N95 Masks, Face Shields, Nitrile Exam Gloves, Powder Free, 5 and 7 mil Nitrile Gloves, Eye protection - Safety Glasses, Surgical Tear Away Gowns, Safety Eye Goggles, Hand Sanitizer (any size) 60% Alcohol, 91% Isopropyl Alcohol, 3% Peroxide, Clorox Wipes, Lysol Disinfectant Spray, Sani-Cloth Wipes


Food donations accepted at the St. Pete Free Clinic: https://stpetersburgfreeclinic.org
863 3rd Ave N, St. Petersburg, FL 33701

(727) 821-1200 ext. 114
Contact: https://stpetersburgfreeclinic.org/contact-us
Mondays, Tuesdays & Thursdays from 9:30 am. - 12:30 p.m.

For any questions about Coronavirus (COVID-19),  call the local health department at 727-824-6900. Click Here for Department of Health. Click Here for Center for Disease Control and Prevention

 
INDIVIDUALS
Vulnerable Populations
Individuals older than 65 years of age and individuals with a serious underlying medical condition (such as chronic lung disease, moderate-to-severe asthma, serious heart conditions, immune-compromised status, cancer, diabetes, severe obesity, renal failure and liver disease) can resume public interactions, but should practice social distancing, minimizing exposure to social settings where distancing may not be practical, unless precautionary measures are observed. Vulnerable populations should af�€�rmatively inform their employer that they are a member of the vulnerable population so that their employer can plan accordingly.
Social Gatherings
Non-vulnerable populations should consider minimizing time spent in crowded environments.
Travel
Non-essential travel may continue.