COVID-19 Industry Update
June 26, 2020
As many of you know, effective at 5 p.m. yesterday, Wednesday, June 24, all individuals are required to wear face coverings when in most public indoor spaces. There are specific requirements that apply to our tourism business establishments---including a requirement for employees to wear face coverings.
Here is a digital packet containing a quick guidance document, sample signage you can print and display at your establishment and a copy of the ordinance.
SPORTS TOURISM REBOUND UPDATE WEBINAR
With the ever-shifting COVID-19 landscape, Visit St. Pete/Clearwater’s Sports & Events team held its second webinar covering the latest in sports tourism. Topics ranged from amateur athletics to college sports and what to expect in the near future regarding sports tourism. Watch the recorded webinar here.
CONNECTICUT, NEW YORK, NEW JERSEY ANNOUNCE SELF-QUARANTINE ADVISORY
The governors of Connecticut, New York and New Jersey said Wednesday they will implement a joint travel advisory requiring a self-quarantine of visitors from COVID-19 hotspots amid a surge in cases across nearly half the county. The advisory doesn’t stop anyone from traveling, but will require anyone coming in from states having a high infection rate to quarantine for 14 days, similar to what Florida required of New York and Louisiana weeks ago. Florida is one of eight states the advisory currently applies to.
EUROPEAN UNION INTENDS TO BAN AMERICAN TRAVELERS
On Wednesday, the European Union said it intended to ban American travelers from entering the bloc when it reopens its borders to the outside world on July 1. A final decision on who will be permitted to travel throughout the continent is expected next week.
MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL'S 60-GAME SEASON SET
Major League Baseball and its players have come to an agreement on a 60-game season slated to begin either July 23 or 24, with players reporting to home parks on July 1 and the season running through Sept. 27. No official schedule has been released but the Rays will play home games at Tropicana Field in St. Pete without fans.