COVID-19: Hillsborough County extends State of Local Emergency, Mask mandate remains in effect

Hillsborough County’s state of local emergency enacted in response to the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic is extended through Jan. 21, according to county government officials.

Hillsborough County Administrator Bonnie Wise on Wednesday signed an extension of the declaration under authority authorized by the County’s Emergency Management Ordinance and the Board of County Commissioners.

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 regular meeting on Thursday, Jan. 21.

In addition, Hillsborough County says the mandate that face coverings must be worn in indoor locations of businesses, with certain exceptions, remains in effect.

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