TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) – Tampa Bay Buccaneers followers obtained the last word present this season – a Tremendous Bowl win; and with an enormous win comes large duty, particularly on the subject of crowds.
A boat parade will take place on Wednesday afternoon at 1 p.m. to have a good time the workforce’s historic victory. However the metropolis has maintained that it is going to be a socially-distanced occasion ensuring everybody retains the coronavirus publicity to a minimal.
Simply ask the co-owner of Ella’s, the wildly fashionable Seminole Heights restaurant.
“We don’t need to be a humiliation to the remainder of the nation. We’ve obtained to do what we will to do it proper and it may be accomplished proper if persons are accountable,” mentioned Melissa Deming.
Deming says her restaurant has taken further precautions throughout COVID-19 to maintain prospects glad and wholesome.
“It’s been onerous sufficient to get by way of the pandemic and get to the place we at the moment are. So, we will’t go backwards, we have to go forwards,” Deming instructed 8 On Your Aspect.
This Tampa staple additionally occurs to be one of many founding members of the ‘Safe and Sound’ initiative in the city which is promotes being open with COVID-19 security measures in place.
“You mainly should take a pledge that you simply’re going to be accountable, make individuals put on a masks, socially distance and restrict your capability,” Deming defined.
She’s hoping Buccaneers followers might be celebrating an epic and historic win whereas additionally ensuring to masking up on Wednesday.
“The Bucs successful is a superb factor however now we have to be accountable. We’ve to recollect, we’re in the course of a pandemic,” Deming mentioned.
Masks might be required outside in all occasion zones and leisure districts together with downtown and alongside the Tampa Riverwalk per Mayor Castor’s executive order.
The Buccaneers boat parade might be live-streamed by Information Channel 8, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and the Metropolis of Tampa.