Historic Uptown on COVID-19: Neighbors Helping Neighbors

Dated: March 25 2020

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Round Lake Park

COVID-19 has thrown a wrench in social activies and economic functions alike. While Pinellas County, Florida only has 45 cases of COVID-19 as of 3/24/2020, the numbers are increasing daily and those considered high risk are already practicing social distancing. With local businesses being closed and neighborhood events being cancelled, the small neighborhood association of Historic Uptown is stepping in to make sure their community is taken care of. Tuesday evening March 24th at 5:30pm volunteers from around the neighborhood met at Round Lake Park to help hand out flyers with safety guidelines and resource information for those residents that may not have access to internet or email (or even be aware of the neighborhood association, aka HUNA, at all).

In the coming weeks, volunteers will be available for assisting via phone to help those unfamiliar with delivery service apps, and potentially with delivery of foods, medications, and pet supplies if services like Instacart and Uber Eats are either too overwhelmed to keep up with demand or unavailable. Priority will be given to "those who are housebound due to health issue/quarantine, the elderly, and/or a single-parent family with young children." 

The neighborhood also included a crossword puzzle on the back of the flyer for some social isolation entertainment. In a time when everyone is in a state of uncertainty, Historic Uptown is again proving why they're one of the best neighborhoods in St. Petersburg to live in.

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