Hillsborough Transitions COVID-19 Sites and Updates Guidelines for Face Coverings Inside County Facilities

Hillsborough Transitions COVID-19 Sites And Updates Guidelines For Face Coverings Inside County Facilities

HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY, FL. – With medical officials advising that Hillsborough County COVID-19 coronavirus transmission levels are declining, Hillsborough County is transitioning its COVID-19 testing, vaccination, and antibody therapy treatment sites and updating its guidelines regarding face coverings inside County facilities.

The following COVID-19 testing, vaccination, and antibody therapy treatment sites are closing: 

Hillsborough County Site Services Offered Address Permanent Closing Date 
Kings Forest Park Antibody therapy treatment 8008 E. Chelsea St., Tampa, FL 33610  Sunday, Nov. 14 at 5 p.m. 
Code Enforcement Complex COVID-19 testing  1101 E. 139th Ave., Tampa, FL 33613 Sunday, Nov. 14 at 5 p.m.   
Progress Village Park COVID-19 testing, vaccinations, and boosters 8701 Progress Blvd., Tampa, FL 33619 Wednesday, Nov. 24 at 5 p.m.  

The following COVID-19 testing and antibody therapy treatment site is opening: 

The West Tampa Community Resource Center, 2103 N. Rome Ave., Tampa, FL 33607, will open Monday, Nov. 15. It will provide COVID-19 testing and antibody therapy treatment daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Appointments are not required.

After the Progress Village Park site closes on Nov. 24, this site will become a one-stop-shop for all COVID-19 testing, vaccinations, and antibody therapy treatments.

Hillsborough County Site Address Services Opening Date 
West Tampa Community Resource Center 2103 N. Rome Ave., Tampa, FL 33607   COVID-19 testing, antibody therapy treatment Monday, Nov. 15  Daily, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. 
COVID-19 vaccinations – adult and pediatric  Saturday, Nov. 27  Daily, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.  

In addition, County Administrator Bonnie M. Wise updated an Administrative Directive that guides COVID-19 protocols in county facilities and for county staff. The updated directive that includes face coverings will strongly encourage, though not require, staff and visitors to wear masks in County facilities beginning Monday, Nov. 15.

The directive applies to facilities like libraries, recreation centers, and Frederick B. Karl County Center. However, the County follows Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines, and employees who interact with vulnerable populations will be required to continue to wear masks for indoor programming.

CDC guidance strongly recommends that unvaccinated people and those with weakened immune systems continue to wear masks.

County officials will continue to work with the Florida Department of Health and other medical experts to monitor the COVID-19 transmission levels in the county and will update indoor protocols accordingly for both staff and visitors to County facilities.

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