Tampa mayor says unmasked Super Bowl fans will be "identified"

by Jordyn Pair · Feb 9th, 2021 9:45 am

Last Updated Feb 10th, 2021 at 11:14 am

Mayor of Tampa, Florida, Jane Castor said during a news conference on Monday that unmasked football fans at Super Bowl celebration parties would be "identified."

"Everyone knows that simply wearing a mask dramatically reduces the spread of COVID-19," Castor said during a Monday news conference. "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."

The city mandated that people in Tampa's "Entertainment District" and in the "Event Zone" near Raymond James Stadium wear face coverings at all times. Those who did not comply would be fined up to $500.

"We had tens of thousands of people all over the city, downtown, out by the stadium...and very very few incidents," Castor said. "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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