Correction: New Safety Protocols for County Facilities Go Into Effect Monday, Aug. 2

COVID-19 coronavirus Update No. 321

Note: Please see the below corrected news release specifying safety protocols for outdoor activities on County property.

Hillsborough County, Fla. (August 4, 2021) - The number of COVID-19 coronavirus cases in Hillsborough County is on the rise again, and County officials have revised guidelines regarding face coverings inside County facilities.

Effective Monday, Aug. 2, new guidelines will require face coverings indoors at County facilities at all times regardless of vaccination status. This directive applies both to County employees and visitors when indoors at County facilities such as libraries, recreation centers, and Frederick B. Karl County Center. Those participating in outdoor activities on County property are advised to follow the most current CDC recommendations.

Read the full Administrative Directive

This revised rule will affect in-person public comments at the Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) meetings, beginning Aug. 4.

The measure is being taken as a precaution for the health and safety of County employees as well as residents.

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