TEMPLE TERRACE, Fla. (WFLA) – In light of the recent increase in COVID-19 cases in the state and Tampa Bay, officials at Temple Terrace have decided to implement mask requirements again in city buildings.
Effective immediately, people entering a city building are required to wear a mask and have their temperature checked.
“According to Hillsborough County, positive COVID cases have increased by 35% over the past week. The City Manager has made the decision to protect the health and safety of our employees as well as the public entering our buildings by reinstating the mask requirement for all facilities, ”said Laurie Hayes, City of Temple employee Terrace.
Hayes says that mandate includes city hall, public works and the family recreation complex.
“The city’s facilities will be cleaned and disinfected regularly to further mitigate any spread of the virus. All are encouraged to wash their hands frequently and to use hand sanitizer in dispensers placed in buildings. Social distancing is encouraged. People showing symptoms of the virus are urged to stay at home ”, a Facebook post from the city of Temple Terrace said.
If you are in Temple Terrace, you may have already seen messages posted on buildings regarding the new requirements. So what was the reaction?
“It sounds extremely positive. There are people who are going to oppose it, but we are doing our best to keep people safe, ”said Hayes.
Most people 8 On Your Side spoke with would agree with the masking again.
“It doesn’t matter to me, but I care about others. If it’s going to save others, I’ll say yes why not,” said Khikmatilla Yumusob.