SUMMARY: COVID-19 and the City
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Coming this week, in support of social distancing, widely believed to be a key COVID-19 mitigation strategy, Mayor Kriseman announced today that tennis courts, pickleball courts, skate parks and dog parks will close. The implementation of a curfew is NOT on the table at this time.
Since Deputy Mayor and City Administrator Dr. Kanika Tomalin announced on April 3, 2020, the city's 'Fighting Chance Fund,' created to offset financial losses by local small businesses and eligible employees, Mayor Kriseman reported that they have processed 1,800 business and individual grants totaling $77,000 to date. Kriseman advised that funds are still available and encouraged eligible businesses and individuals to keep applying. Go here to apply: http://www.stpete.org/assistance/fighting_chance_fund.php
Additionally, The mayor advised that there will be a second phase of the Grant which has been expanded to be more inclusive.Go here for details: