Pinellas County Extends State of Local Emergency Through Feb. 26

PINELLAS COUNTY, Fla. – Pinellas County has extended its State of Local Emergency for COVID-19 through Feb. 26.

The extension was issued Wednesday by County Administrator Barry A. Burton by delegated authority from the Board of County Commissioners. It keeps in effect a County ordinance requiring face coverings within public places, and restaurants and bars to serve only patrons who are seated.

County and public health officials continue to closely monitor the 7-day rolling averages for new COVID-19 cases, percentage of positive tests, hospitalizations and hospital bed capacity.

For comprehensive information about COVID-19 in Pinellas County, including testing locations and vaccination information, visit


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