Hillsborough BOCC Extends State of Local Emergency

HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY, Fla. – The Hillsborough Board of County Commissioners held a special COVID-19 meeting today and vote to extend the state of local emergency.

A state of local emergency can be in effect for only seven days, unless extended. The 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.

The COVID-19 state of local emergency also incorporates an executive order mandating face coverings be worn in indoor locations of businesses, with certain exceptions.

The next meeting of the County Commission to address emergency management issues related to COVID-19 is scheduled Thursday, Sept. 17, at 1:30 p.m.

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