Tampa adds social distancing alligators to the sidewalks


Of all the infographics about how to properly social distance, Florida’s alligator is by far my favorite. Earlier this week the city of Tampa’s transportation team transportation team and Tampa Parks & Recreation got creative to remind pedestrians to keep at least 6ft distance from others (in Tampa terms): roughly the length of a young manatee, small gator, or full-sized pirate.

This is one of the many creative ways the city has tried to brighten resident’s spirits amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

‪Earlier this week our transportation team & Tampa Parks & Recreation got creative to remind pedestrians to keep at…

Posted by City of Tampa on Friday, April 24, 2020

The City also just announced the #FaceTheFactsTPA campaign. Mayor Jane Castor and City Officials are collaborating with some of the area’s largest grocery/retail stores, pharmacies, and essential businesses to provide face coverings to essential employees and encourage customers to wear them too. 

On Saturday, April 25, Mayor Jane Castor stopped by Feeding Tampa Bay’s Mega Pantry this morning to help pass out pre-packaged groceries and necessities. Every Saturday, Feeding Tampa Bay serves 5,000 families in-need.

Through this difficult time, Tampa’s Mayor has provided daily COVID-19 updates for the local community. We commend our city officials, essential workers, the sanitation department, the mail carriers, the delivery drivers, and the healthcare workers keeping our city safe.

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Written by Andrew Harlan

Andrew Harlan

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