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Hillsborough Emergency Policy Group Meeting Scheduled for Monday, March 30

COVID-19 coronavirus Update No. 32

Hillsborough County, Fla. (March 30, 2020) - The Hillsborough County Emergency Policy Group (EPG) will meet on Monday, March 30 at 1:30 p.m. to discuss ongoing response to the spread of COVID-19 coronavirus. The meeting will again be conducted virtually, via telephone conference call. Media and the public can listen in live at:

  • Hillsborough County's Facebook page: HillsboroughFL
  • The County's official YouTube channel: YouTube.com/HillsboroughCounty
  • The County's HTV channels on cable television: Spectrum 637 and Frontier 22
  • The HCFLGov.net website by going to HCFLGov.net/newsroom and selecting the "Live Meeting" button
The meeting will be captioned on the screen as well.

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.

Other Hillsborough County Updates

Medical supplies are still urgently needed. Hillsborough County is accepting donations of supply items that can be used to help fight the spread of COVID-19 coronavirus.

Medical schools, dental clinics, elective surgery centers, private vendors, residents, and others are asked to donate ONLY the following items:
  • Impervious gowns
  • Face shields
  • Surgical masks
  • N95 masks
  • Tyvek suits
  • Exam gloves

The equipment must be medical grade personal protection equipment (PPE) and new in the box or unused. All sizes are needed. The supply of donated equipment will be used locally in hospitals, nursing centers, assisted living facilities, or other areas of need.

Donations can be dropped off at the former Sears Automotive shop at 250 Westshore Plaza in Tampa Monday through Friday between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m.

For questions contact a member of the Donations Team at (813) 641-6985.

Get Connected. Stay Alert.
For more information on COVID-19, and any other potential emergency in the county visit HCFLGov.net/StaySafe and sign up for the HCFL Alert system. Additionally, you can follow Hillsborough County on social media at Facebook, Twitter, and Nextdoor for updates. For general County information, call (813) 272-5900, the County's main information line.