PINELLAS COUNTY, FL (March 18, 2020)
Following state guidance, Pinellas County Administrator Barry A. Burton on Tuesday announced a new restriction aimed at slowing the transmission of COVID-19 over the next 30 days: Effective on Wednesday, and continuing throughout Pinellas County’s Local State of Emergency (including any extension), all restaurants and any other establishments licensed to sell alcohol for consumption on premises not limited by the governor’s executive order must cease serving alcohol by 10 p.m. Burton, together with Pinellas County Sheriff Bob Gualtieri at an afternoon press conference, also reiterated the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidance that all beach visitors and individuals gathering in public practice their social responsibility by: Limiting group gatherings to no more than 10 people; and,By keeping a distance of at least six feet from other parties.The beaches remain open at this time.
Pinellas County is under a Local State of Emergency. Pinellas County’s Emergency Operations Center is partially activated. Citizens with questions or concerns can call the Citizen Information Center at (727) 464-4333 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. through Friday. Those with hearing impairment can chat online at www.bit.ly/PinellasChat
Additional resources for businesses impacted by COVID-19.Florida Small Business Emergency Bridge Loans: http://www.FloridaDisasterLoan.orgPinellas County businesses report economic impact/damages at: www.PCED.org/damagePinellas County Government COVID-19: http://pinellascounty.org/emergency/covid19Help from FSBDC @ PCED with your loan application: www.pced.org/SBDChelpFloridaSBDC: http://floridasbdc.org/services/business-continuationFlorida Chamber of Commerce: https://www.flchamber.com/follow-facts-not-fear###
About Pinellas County Economic Development: Pinellas County Economic Development (PCED) works with existing businesses to encourage expansion and seeks to attract new companies with high-wage careers to our community. Through investment tools, business classes, professional consulting services, trade missions to open new markets, and strategic partnerships, PCED fosters a pro-business environment and promotes the ideal business climate of Pinellas County, Florida. Learn more at www.PCED.org and find customized business consulting to grow your company at www.PCED.org/sbdc.