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.
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 April 22. 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, April 21.
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. Wearing face coverings in outdoor areas of bars and restaurants is strongly encouraged. For more information, go to HCFLGov.net/facecoverings.
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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.