Hillsborough Emergency Policy Group Meeting Scheduled for Thursday, May 21

COVID-19 coronavirus Update No. 118

Hillsborough County, Fla. (May 21, 2020) - The Hillsborough County Emergency Policy Group (EPG) will meet on Thursday, May 21, at 1:30 p.m. to discuss the ongoing response to the spread of COVID-19 coronavirus. The meeting will be conducted virtually, via a conferencing application. The public and the media can listen in live at:

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

The EPG has set aside 20 minutes at the beginning of each meeting to hear from the public. Speakers are limited to the first ten sign-ups. In order to sign up to speak, residents should fill out this form online. The Chairman will call on speakers by name. Prioritization is on a first-come first-served basis. Each speaker will be allowed two minutes to address the EPG.

Residents who wish to write the EPG can email the group at Those emails will be entered into the official record.

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.

Get Connected. Stay Alert.
For more information on COVID-19, and any other potential emergency in the region, visit 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.


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