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Hillsborough County Face Coverings Mandate Still in Effect

HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY, Fla. – Hillsborough County has extended its state of local emergency enacted in response to the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic. The declaration includes a mandate that face coverings must be worn in indoor locations of businesses, with certain exceptions.

Hillsborough County Administrator Bonnie Wise extended the declaration under authority authorized by the County’s Emergency Management Ordinance and the Board of County Commissioners.

The extension is in effect at least through Oct. 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 virtual regular meeting on Wednesday, Oct. 21, at 10:15 a.m.

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