BOCC Special Meeting: Local State of Emergency, COVID-19 (formerly EPG)

The COVID-19 state of local emergency declaration has been in place in Hillsborough County since March 12, enacted by the former Hillsborough County Emergency Policy Group.

On August 5, the BOCC approved an amendment to the County’s Emergency Management Ordinance that dissolved the EPG and restored emergency management authority for all disasters, hurricanes/tropical storms, emergency occurrences, pandemics, and other threats back to the Hillsborough County Board of County Commissioners (BOCC).

Until further notice the BOCC will hold a special meeting weekly on Thursdays at 1:30 p.m.

The special meetings will be conducted virtually, via a conferencing application. The public and the media can access the meetings live at:

Public comment will be accepted. Persons who wish to speak should go to the BOCC Special Meeting: Local State of Emergency, COVID-19 form for more information about the rules and to sign up.

See Archived EPG Materials