With their recent Super Bowl win, residents of Tampa, Florida, have cause to celebrate right now. But not everyone.
“I’m proud to say that the majority of individuals that I saw out and about enjoying the festivities…were complying,” Mayor Jane Castor, a Democrat, told reporters at a press conference on Monday, referring to the mask directive she put in place before Sunday’s big event. “But those few bad actors will be identified, and the Tampa Police Department will handle it.”
Castor’s executive order, which is in effect from January 28 to February 13, notes that “every person working, living, visiting, or doing business in the City of Tampa shall wear a face covering at any outdoor location located within (i) an Event Zone or (ii) an Entertainment District,” which encompass places where people were more likely to gather for sports-related fun.
But while she makes laws for others a photo of her surface where she is maskless during a hockey game while people around her are wearing masks.
It’s ok, she at a hockey game, not the Super Bowl. All smart people (Democrats) know you can’t transmit covid sitting indoors next to the ice.
The irony got bigger when today the mayor appeared to have a change of heart, announcing a celebration event later this week for the Tampa team.
‘We can’t have a historic event of this significance in our community and not celebrate it,’ Castor said. ‘We definitely have to celebrate this momentous occasion.’
It’s not clear what this celebration would look like, as Castor didn’t provide any further details. Typically, a sports team would have a parade in their city after winning a title.
‘Overall, I’m happy with the compliance,’ Castor said about COVID-19 restrictions being followed – almost a direct contrast to what she said earlier.
In any case, the first person to be arrested, identified.