Democrat Mayor Jane Castor hinted to identify and prosecute maskless Super Bowl fans however she may change her tune after a photo of her maskless at a sporting event went viral.
“It is a little frustrating because we worked so hard,” Castor said during a Monday morning news conference in regards to the maskless partying seen going on in Tampa after the Bucs won the Super Bowl. “At this point in dealing with COVID-19, there is a level of frustration when you see that.”
“We had tens of thousands of people all over the city, downtown, out by the stadium…and very very few incidents. So I’m proud of our community but those few bad actors will be identified and the Tampa Police Department will handle it.”
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“Everyone knows that simply wearing a mask dramatically reduces the spread of COVID-19. And I’m proud to say that the majority of the individuals that I saw out and about enjoying the festivities associated with the Super Bowl were complying,” Castor added.
But let’s remember the ruling class motto, “Restrictions for thee, not for me.”
After, Castor threatened to prosecute maskless fans a photo of her maskless at a Tampa Bay Lightning game went viral.
Tampa Mayor Jane Castor said that maskless fans at the Super Bowl will be “identified” by law enforcement and that police will “handle” the situation.
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Before the Super Bowl Castor issued an executive order that required masks to be worn in parts of the city to “protect the health and safety of Super Bowl fans and the community.” The mask mandate expires on February 13, it is in place for downtown Tampa and the area that surrounds Raymond James Stadium.
Castor did say the city will officially celebration the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ Super Bowl win.
“This win was from the Buccaneer team but this win was for our entire community.
“They deserve to be able to celebrate with the team. Everybody will be able to participate and participate safely.”
When asked if a parade could become a super-spreader event she noted, “It’s always going to be a concern. But, again, if we can get the majority of individuals wearing their masks, then we can tamp down and contain the spread of COVID-19.”
Written by February 9, 2021–
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