Covid-19 Update 11-22-2020

Average New Cases Rise to Summer Levels
Unfortunately, the number of new covid-19 cases continue to rise to the levels at the peak of the covid-19 pandemic. The trend is clear and health officials continue to warn that these levels could go even higher after holiday travel.

New Cases 11-22-2020

New Covid-19 Cases 11-22-2020

Sadly, many local businesses continue to ignore the order. Restaurants and other businesses are operating without mask requirements, as required by Pinellas County, for servers and other employees. Businesses are putting economics over simple methods to offer protection for employees and guests.

The issue is closures. Spikes of coronavirus across the country are resulting in business curfews, restaurants being shut down and gatherings being limited by governors and mayors. We cannot stand another shut down that will bring additional businesses closing their doors and unemployment rampant.

HOT SPOTS – If you are traveling in Florida the counties with high incidences of the coronavirus are –
The safest counties include almost all of the panhandle, the southern interior of the state and Monroe county and the Keys.

The Good News – Death rates in Pinellas County and Florida continue to fall. Under 4 deaths a day in Pinellas County and about 20 average per day in the state. One death is too many!

Pinellas county once again extends the emergency order requiring masks and social distancing until November 20th. The complete order is here.


RESTAURANT NOTES: Both Maggie Mae’s and Backwaters continue to keep you safe. We monitor each employee daily with temperature checks and other symptom questions. Everything is cleaned constantly and table spacing is required. Masks are required for all employees and guests until seated.



 The county says just call this number to schedule a FREE covid-19 test – 727-824-8181 – there are four locations to choose from here. Many pharmacies are beginning to have drive through test sites at varying costs. We are also being told the Florida Department of Health can help with tests by calling 727-824-6900


Latest COVID-19 Case Numbers for Florida & Pinellas County
944,745+ COVID-19 CASES
18,050+ DEATHS

Pinellas County
30,770+ COVID-19 CASES Total
872+ Total DEATHS

All of this information can be updated daily at this Florida site. A more detailed report is also available here.

Be Safe in all you do.
We are here for you!
NOTE: Backwaters and Maggie Mae’s will provide masks to guests who don’t have a mask or forget theirs.

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