Special Meeting of the Hillsborough BOCC to Address State of Local Emergency, COVID-19

HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY, Fla. – The Hillsborough County Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) will hold a special meeting at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 17 to discuss extending the state of local emergency in Hillsborough County and other issues related to managing the ongoing response to the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic.

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 meeting will be conducted virtually, via a conferencing application. The public and the media can listen in live at:

  • Hillsborough County’s Facebook page: HillsboroughFL
  • The County’s official YouTube channel: YouTube.com/HillsboroughCounty
  • The County’s HTV channels on cable television: Spectrum 637 and Frontier 22
  • The HCFLGov.net website by going to HCFLGov.net/newsroom and selecting the “Live Meeting” button

The meeting will be captioned on the screen as well.

The BOCC has set aside 20 minutes at the beginning of each meeting to hear from the public. Residents who wish to speak during the meeting should go to our sign up page: Speak at a Virtual BOCC Special Meetings: Local State of Emergency. This page provides more information about the rules for speaking during the meeting and a link to sign up to speak.

Residents who wish to submit written public comment for the meeting and do not wish to speak can email boccrec@hillsclerk.com. Those emails will be entered into the official record.

Get Connected. Stay Alert.

For more information on COVID-19, and any other potential emergency in the county, 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.

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