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Real Time Resource for Residents and Businesses Regarding COVID 19

Hillsborough County provides answers to coronavirus questions related to businesses, seniors and families, traveling, consumerism, childcare licensing, and much more at The StaySafe webpage, created in 2017 in response to Hurricane Irma and maintained year-round, is also one of the most comprehensive sources of COVID-19 coronavirus information in Hillsborough County. provides real-time information in one location and should be bookmarked and visited frequently.

Hillsborough County continues to assemble a wide variety of information, valuable links, and answers to your questions about COVID-19 coronavirus for residents on Additionally, visitors can sign up for HCFL Alert, Hillsborough County's official mass notification system to receive phone, text or email notifications.

The safety and well-being of the county's 1.4 million residents is Hillsborough County government's top priority. County leaders have implemented steps to maintain critical day-to-day services while at the same time taking swift action to prevent the virus from getting a foothold here, and mobilizing resources for the weeks ahead. is updated continuously as new information is known. Navigating the site is easy. Be sure to check the Latest County Updates tab for the latest in Administrator Orders, as well as cancellations, closures, and changes in service.

Vital Information for Businesses
Click the  Business & Employment Help button on for links to:

  • Information on the federal Small Business Administration's COVID-19 Disaster Assistance Loans program
  • A link to the COVID-19 Business Damage Assessment Survey
  • CDC Interim Guidance for Businesses and Employees
  • Links to the State of Florida's COVID-19 requirements for restaurants, bars, and nightclubs
  • Guidance from the CDC with advice for disinfecting and lessening the spread of the virus, and much more

Businesses in Hillsborough County can keep up-to-date on the latest information and announcements on business resources and assistance programs by subscribing to Hillsborough County's Entrepreneur Collaborative Center e-newsletter at The ECC staff is available to answer business questions and connect businesses to local resources at (813) 204-9267.

Also, Florida SBDC at Hillsborough County business consultants are available to assist small businesses prepare disaster loan applications and with other post-disaster challenges at no-cost. Visit Florida SBDC at Hillsborough County to request a phone or Skype appointment.

Crucial Information for Residents
Residents are encouraged to check the frequently to find:

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