Can I Go Outside During the Hillsborough County Safer at Home Orders?

By Product Expert | Posted in General Information, Tampa Bay, Tips and Tricks on Friday, March 27th, 2020 at 3:07 pm
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What Does Safer at Home Mean in Tampa Florida? 

As the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to escalate across the globe, many individuals have done their part in practicing social distancing to slow the spread. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has recommended that everyone practice social distancing by staying home whenever possible and when it is necessary to leave, keep a generous distance of six feet between yourself and those around you.  

The leaders of Hillsborough County have voted to put in place a safer-at-home order to stop the spread of COVID-19. Set to go into effect Friday, March 27 at 10 p.m., many locals are wondering what exactly these orders entail. While the order sounds like you have to stay indoors 24/7, did you know that it is okay, and encouraged, to go outside during all of this? Below we have laid out what exactly the safer-at-home order means for those in Tampa, FL.  

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What Can I Do During Safer at Home Orders in Tampa? 

Staying inside can get boring and you might start talking to your walls or hosting your own at-home cooking show with no camera or audience in sight. The name of this order makes it sound like you need to stay cooped up indoors throughout the duration of the order, but it is actually okay to leave your house as long as you continue practicing safe social distancing.  

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With the safer-at-home order in place in Tampa you are still able to: 

  • Visit convenience stores, grocery stores, and warehouse stores 
  • Pick up medications and prescriptions from the pharmacy 
  • Attend medical appointments 
  • Get food from local take-out restaurants and drive-thrus 
  • Visit a friend or family member who needs your care  
  • Walk your pets or visit the vet 
  • Enjoy the outdoors! Tampa Bay residents can take walks, hike, ride bikes, run, and enjoy being outside as long as they continue practicing safe social distancing 

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Best Practices During COVID-19 

As we’ve mentioned throughout this, maintaining safe social distancing is a great way to limit the spread of the coronavirus. This means you should always stay at least six feet away from those around you to limit exposure and the spread of germs.  

We hope all of our readers continue to practice social distancing and do their part to stop the spread of COVID-19 throughout Florida. If you have any questions about what Friendly Kia is doing amid the pandemic, visit our COVID-19 Q&A page or contact a member of our team.  

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