City of Tampa Cancels 2020 Boom By The Bay due to Increasing COVID-19 Cases
With a recent spike in new COVID-19 cases in our community, the City of Tampa has decided to cancel this year’s Boom by the Bay celebration, urging residents to practice COVID-19 safety this Independence Day.
“While we would have loved to celebrate the 4th of July together in person, we have to put the safety of our community first,” says Mayor Jane Castor. “We are looking forward to an even bigger celebration next year once this virus is behind us, but we have to work together first to stop it.”
The City of Tampa and Mayor Jane Castor urge the community to continue practicing COVID-19 safety: wear a face covering in public settings, wash your hands often for at least 20 seconds, keep at least 6ft from others, avoid large gatherings, stay home and get tested if you feel ill (free testing is available for Hillsborough County residents by calling 813-272-5900).
For information and statistics about COVID-19 cases in our community, visit the Florida Department of Health COVID-19 Dashboard and select the County Report.