Hillsborough Emergency Policy Group Meeting Scheduled for Thursday, March 19

COVID-19 Coronavirus Update No. 10

The Hillsborough County Emergency Policy Group will meet tomorrow (Thursday, March 19) at 1:30 p.m. The group will be provided a status report and update for responding to COVID-19 in Hillsborough County. The meeting will be at the Hillsborough County Public Safety Operations Complex, 9450 E. Columbus Drive in Tampa.

The EPG declared a state of local emergency at last Thursday's meeting, which must be extended every seven days by law.

The Hillsborough County Emergency Policy Group is comprised of three County Commissioners, the mayors from the cities of Plant City, Tampa, and Temple Terrace, the Sheriff, and Chairman of the School Board. Authority is granted by Article 8 of the Florida Constitution, Section 125.66 and Chapter 252, Florida Statutes. Hillsborough County enacted Hillsborough County Code of Ordinances and Laws Chapter 22, Article II, Sections 22-23 in order to protect the health, safety, and welfare of the County's residents during declared emergencies.