County Administrator Updates Order Regarding COVID-19 Limitation for Establishments & Gatherings

COVID-19 coronavirus Update No. 12

Hillsborough County, Fla. (March 19, 2020) - Hillsborough County Administrator Mike Merrill amended the Administrator Order updating COVID-19 Limitations for Establishments & Gatherings following the approval of the provision by the Emergency Policy Group earlier today.

Section 4 of the order was updated to reduce the number of people that can be gathered in a single room or a single space at the same time from 50 to 10:

  • All public or private gatherings, including community, civic, public leisure, faith-based events, sporting events, concerts and any similar events that bring together more than 10 people in a single room or a single space at the same time are prohibited. This prohibition includes fitness centers, health clubs, private clubs and theaters, but does not include venues that provide essential goods or services such as grocery stores, hospitals, medical facilities, pharmacies, gas stations, bank/credit unions and shelters; nor does it include restaurants in which capacity restrictions are governed by the Governor's Executive Order 20-68.

Any gathering of 10 or less people should have the capacity to provide individuals with a 6 foot distance between each person

The amended order still provides for the County to comply with the Executive Orders issued by the Governor of the State of Florida, which includes Executive Order 20-68 and recommendations from the Center for Disease Control. All other provisions in the previous Administrator Order remain the same.

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