As the CDC is looking for ways to slow down the coronavirus spread, many Tampa area companies are changing the way they do business to keep customers safe. So you can be prepared, here’s our running list. You can see our list of cancelled or postponed events here.
Over 300 Waffle House locations nationwide are temporarily closing, including a handful in the Tampa Bay area. Most will remain open for takeout.
All City of Tampa parks & park facilities are closed until further notice. The Tampa Riverwalk and Bayshore Blvd will remain open, as will boat ramps. however, the city wants to remind everyone to remember to practice social distancing.
Universal Orlando Resort will be closed until April 19th. This includes the theme parks and Universal CityWalk. The resort hotels have also temporarily suspended operations.
On March 27, the Disney Company announced that Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando and Disneyland Resort will be closed until further notice. They had previously announced they would be closed through the end of the month.
The company has announced Panera Grocery, a new service where custmers can "purchase high-demand pantry items such as milk, bread and fresh produce alongside their favorite Panera soup, salad or sandwich." Panera Grocery is available at participating cafes nationwide.
Bed Bath & Beyond stores are closed until April 4.
The Seminole Tribe of Florida have closed all of their casinos, including the Hard Rock until further notice.
Westfield Brandon, Westfield Citrus Park, Westfield Countryside, Westfield Siesta Key, Tyrone Square Mall, Tampa Premium Outlets and the Ellenton Premium Outlets are closed.
Stores are closing at 7pm instead of 9pm. Customers wait outside in a line to keep from overcrowding in the store.
Walmart will now open from 7 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. They will have 1 hour-senior shopping sessions every Tuesday for customers aged 60 and older one hour before the store opens.
Publix locations close at 8pm to give employees more time to sanitize the stores and restock shelves. A senior shopping hour is available Tuesday and Wednesday mornings at 7.
Their 20 food and drink vendors at Armature Works are closed until further notice.
Florida bars and nightclubs closed on 3/17 at 5p for the next 30 days per the Governor.
Stores will close at 9p daily. They are also reserving the first hour of shopping each Wednesday to support the elderly and people with underlying health concerns.
Dining areas are closed, but drive thru service is available. Burger King will offer free kids’ meals to help struggling families beginning this week.
Dunkin says they're limiting their service to drive-thru, carry out and delivery.
Sephora is among quite a few mall retailers that will close during the pandemic. Sephora says they will be closed until at least April 3. Abercrombie & Fitch stores are closed until at least March 28. Also closing: Macy's, Disney stores, Gap, J. Crew, Lush, Nike, Bath & Bodyworks, Nordstrom, REI, T-Mobile, and Ulta.
AMC Theatres announced all of its locations nationwide are closed for at least six to 12 weeks.
It's a blast from the past and with the current situation, drive-ins in Tampa, Dade City, Ruskin and Lakeland are thriving!
McDonald's has closed their dining rooms but will keep their take-out, delivery and drive thru service open.
In store seating areas are closed, but take out and drive thru remain open.
SeaWorld has closed all theme parks including Busch Gardens Tampa Bay. They will announce ride openings and new launch dates after normal operations resume.
Dining areas are closed, but take out and drive thru are available.
MOSI, along with The Glazer Children’s Museum, Tampa Museum of Art, Henry B. Plant Museum and The Florida Aquarium will close from Monday, March 16th - Sunday, March 29th.
Tampa Theatre will show no films until May. They are doing "virtual screenings" until then.
Closed through Sunday, March 29th
Kennedy Space Center has announced they are closed until further notice.
Columbia Restaurants locations have temporarily closed, but they are serving meals to staff. They are also offering a bonus to those who buy gift cards online.
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