Here at Dririte, a damage restoration company that offers mold removal in Tampa FL, we couldn’t be happier that places are starting to reopen in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. But, we recognize that even though Florida has entered Phase 1 reopening, it doesn’t mean social distancing is over.
According to the Hillsborough County government page, “Phase 1 includes provisions that encourage Floridians to limit personal interactions outside the home and exercise responsible individual activity, but allows the conditional reopening of certain activities, stores, restaurants, fitness centers, and cultural facilities.’” However, they are still recommending vulnerable individuals stay at home.
What this means is that some of this mold removal in Riverview FL company’s favorite places are back open, but it also means everyone is encouraged to practice social distancing. This means keeping at least 6 feet between individuals when socializing and socializing in groups of no more than 10 people.
Fortunately, for those of us who live in the Tampa Bay area, there are many places that allow for adequate social distancing now open. Here are some of our recommendations.
At press time, some of the Tampa Bay area state parks have reopened with precautions in place. The parks are asking guests to practice social distancing, wear face mask coverings, and stay at home if exhibiting any cold or flu-like symptoms. One thing to keep in mind when visiting state parks is that many of the amenities, such as restrooms and water stations, remain closed. Before you head to a park, check online to be sure it is open to the public. Also, if parks become too overcrowded, they will be closed.
Another fantastic way to get outdoors and get some exercise is to head to one of the area nature preserves. Hillsborough County has opened its nature preserves at the beginning of May. The different nature preserves offer opportunities for walking, bird watching, hiking, fishing, and more.
Dririte is deemed an essential business because we deal with Tampa FL water damage. But the beach is essential to Tampa residents. That’s why everyone is thrilled that many of the beaches in the area have reopened, including Ben T. Davis Beach, Cypress Point Beach, Davis Islands Beach, and Picnic Island Beach. Plus, Clearwater Beach and St. Pete Beach have reopened. Keep in mind that social distancing and groups of 10 or less are required. Additionally, the county is using beach capacity cameras to keep everyone updated throughout the day on whether beaches are full, near capacity, or closed.
If you have never gone on a safari to see your favorite animals up close and personal, now is a perfect time. Several nearby wildlife adventures are offering safari, or drive-thru experiences, in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, including Horsepower for Kids, Safari Wilderness, and Wild Florida.
Even though Florida is in Phase 1 of reopening, movie theaters are still closed. But that doesn’t mean you have to watch movies at home or binge on Netflix. Instead, head to a drive-in theatre, like the Ruskin Family Drive-In Theatre, for the ultimate social distancing movie experience.
Zoos and Aquariums
If your family is missing visiting the zoo and aquarium, you will likely be able to visit soon. Both Florida Aquarium and Clearwater Marine Aquarium have re-opened, and Zoo Tampa will be opening towards the beginning of June. By limiting the number of guests allowed to enter, visitors will be able to practice social distancing and enjoy their favorite animals and marine life.
Enjoy the fruits of your labor by taking the family to a farm to pick some of your own fruits and veggies. This is a great outdoor activity that allows for social distancing. Check out popular spots like The Southern Peach Company and Upicktopia in Masaryktown. There are also area farms offering u-pick sunflowers.
Take in some artistic views on an area mural tour. In June, guided mural tours (walking or by bike) will resume in downtown St. Petersburg, where guests will get to see more than 30 murals decorating the area. If you can’t wait until the tours resume, you can always use the Ultimate List of Street Art in St. Pete to take your own tour.
We’re Here for You as Your Reopen
We’re just as excited as you are that things are slowly starting to reopen. Even during this period of transition, we remain open to help with everything from mold removal in Tampa FL to water damage to fire damage. Call us day or night, and our team of professionals will help you restore and reopen with confidence.