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Posted November 25, 2020 | 3:09 PM

Hillsborough COVID-19 State of Local Emergency Extended Effective Nov. 26

COVID-19 coronavirus Update No. 241

Hillsborough County, Fla. (Nov. 25, 2020) - Hillsborough County's state of local emergency enacted in response to the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic is extended for another seven-day period effective Thursday, Nov. 26.

Hillsborough County Administrator Bonnie Wise today signed an extension of the declaration under authority authorized by the County's Emergency Management Ordinance and the Board of County Commissioners.

The extension will be in effect at least through Dec. 3. A state of local emergency can be in effect for only seven days, unless extended. The emergency declaration gives the County Administrator and emergency managers the ability to quickly take certain actions to ensure the health, safety, and welfare of the community, and provides a path for federal reimbursement of certain expenses.

Commissioners will discuss the state of local emergency and other COVID-19 issues at their next regular meeting on Wednesday, Dec. 2.

Read the Board of County Commissioners Order.

Face Coverings Mandate Remains in Effect
The mandate that face coverings must be worn in indoor locations of businesses, with certain exceptions, remains in effect. For more information, go to HCFLGov.net/facecoverings.

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.