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Posted January 22, 2021 | 8:36 AM

COVID-19 State of Local Emergency Extended; Face Coverings Mandate Still in Effect

Hillsborough County's state of local emergency enacted in response to the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic is extended for another seven-day period. 

Commissioners approved extending the state of local emergency enacted in response to the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic. The extension will be in effect at least through Jan. 28. 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. See the order here.

Commissioners will discuss the state of local emergency and other COVID-19 issues at their next regular meeting on Wednesday, Feb. 3.

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 region, 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.

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