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What you need to know for Monday, Feb. 15, 2021

Good morning Tampa Bay!

TAMPA, Fla โ€” Good morning Tampa Bay! It's another Monday for the books!

Let's get started with the stories you need to know about. 

A boost for business 

We saw the changes Super Bowl LV made in response to the coronavirus pandemic: required masks, enforced social distancing and limiting attendance to the game. 

Other changes they made were helping turn around business for local entrepreneurs that had been hit hard by COVID-19. 

The Super Bowl Business Connect Program partnered with 200 local vendors, ranging from cleaning companies to caterers to security firms. 

Event-reliant businesses struggled during COVID-19 to secure their normal contracts because big events just weren't happening, but working the events leading up to and after the Super Bowl provided a huge boost in revenue that allowed some businesses to re-hire people they had laid off.

RELATED: Tampa-area businesses, organizations get boost from Super Bowl LV

Save a spot! ๐Ÿ’‰

 As COVID-19 vaccine shipments continue to arrive in Florida, the state is expanding distribution efforts to reach more people.  

Right now, the only people eligible to receive the vaccine in Florida are healthcare workers, residents and staff of long-term care facilities, and people age 65 and older. 

If you fall into one of these categories, here's where you can book an appointment. 

RELATED: Where to get the COVID-19 vaccine in Florida

A little heart to heart ๐Ÿ’•

This week on 10 Tampa Bay, we're going to be talking about heart health. 

Cardiovascular disease is the nationโ€™s number one killer, but doctors say it doesn't have to be that way.

Eating right and getting moving can make a huge difference when it comes to heart health.

RELATED: Here's how the American Heart Association says you can be heart healthy

If there's somebody in your life who makes heart health important to you, we want to know about them! Share their photo and story with us on Facebook or by texting us at 727-577-8522.