Social Distancing Tips

We appreciate Pinellas County residents’ efforts to stay home as much as possible to slow the spread of COVID-19, and we recognize that staying home all day is not always as easy as it sounds. We’ve compiled some resources to help you make the most of your time at home.


Grocery Delivery and Pickup

Note that delivery times are longer than usual for many delivery services due to the large demand at this time; be sure to plan a few days ahead.

Local Restaurants Open for Takeout and Delivery

One way to support our local restaurants during this trying time is by ordering takeout or delivery.

Meal Delivery Apps

Free Prescription Medication Delivery

You may also want to ask your pharmacist if you can fill a 90-day supply of your monthly prescriptions instead of a 30-day supply.

Staying in Touch

We may be physically distancing ourselves from others, but that doesn’t mean you can’t stay connected to your friends, family, coworkers and clients. Here are a few tools for staying connected:

Free Conferencing Apps

Several conferencing apps offer free versions of their services:

Is Zoom Your Constant Companion? Download Visit St. Pete/Clearwater’s Beachy Backgrounds to Make Things More Fun!

Social distancing times are tough, and people are zooming from all corners of their homes (some of them not-so-tidy). Don’t let your friends and colleagues judge what’s going on in the background of your zoom calls. Throw on a beachy top and get the virtual party going with a custom St. Pete/Clearwater Zoom background.

  1. Download one of Visit St. Pete/Clearwater’s beautiful beach photos.
  2. Have Zoom walk you through how to enable your background
  3. Start that virtual party!

Security While Working/Studying from Home

Tips for Making Your Home Workspace More Ergonomic

Virtual Learning Resources for Children

  • Storyline Online streams videos featuring celebrated actors reading children’s books alongside creatively produced illustrations.
  • Go Noodle offers movement and mindfulness videos created by child development experts.
  • Scholastic is offering a free digital hub to help keep kids learning.
  • Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office is offering virtual story time for children.

Things to Do at Home   


Join a virtual fitness class to stay fit and emotionally resilient while social distancing: 

Learn Something New 

Explore the Tampa Bay area virtually 


  • Check out free audiobooks or e-books from the library using the OverDrive app or website (active library card required). 

Connect with Others  


Many fun crafts can be created using items your family already has at home. Here are some ideas to get you started: 

Games & Other Activities 

TV & Movies

  • Don’t want to sign up for a trial period? Try one of these completely free streaming services:
    • Crackle
    • Hoopla (access using your library card)
    • IMDb TV
    • LG Channels (available on select LG Smart TV models)
    • Kanopy (ad free; must have library card or be a student or professor at a participating university)
    • Pluto TV (includes 11 Spanish- and Portuguese-language channels on Pluto TV Latino)
    • Redbox (Now offers a free, ad-based live service that it intends to broaden in the coming months)
    • The Roku Channel (includes a new “Kids & Family” section featuring more than 7,000 ad-supported movies and TV episodes)
    • Samsung TV Plus
    • SnagFilms
    • Stirr
    • Tivo+ (requires a TiVo device)
    • Tubi TV (includes 1,200+ children’s movies and TV shows on Tubi Kids)
    • Vizio WatchFree (available on Vizio TVs – access by pressing the Input button on the Vizio TV remote control.)
    • Vudu
    • WatchYour.TV
    • Xumo
    • YouTube (includes free movies in the Free to Watch section under Movies & Shows)