Hillsborough County Administrator: No Stay-At-Home Order issued

Hillsborough County Administrator Mike Merrill issued a new Administrator Order 20-06 Tuesday afternoon confirming that no stay-at-home order has been directed.

Here is the provision contained in this order:

Pursuant to the discussions which took place at the Emergency Policy Group meeting of March 23, 2020 the vote by the Group to not institute a Stay-at-Home Order at this time, and in order to ensure unity of action throughout the county, I am confirming that decision by directing that no Stay-at-Home order shall be applicable in any portion of Hillsborough County until further direction by the Emergency Policy Group, unless as may be necessary under my delegated authority.

The Florida Department of Health, along with its partnering health and safety agencies is reminding residents to stay vigilant and help stop the spread of COVID-19.

People with confirmed or suspected COVID-19 who do not need to be hospitalized, or people with confirmed COVID-19 who were hospitalized and determined to be medically stable to go home should restrict activities outside their home, except for getting medical care.

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Do not go to work, school, or public areas. Avoid using public transportation, ride-sharing, or taxis. Be sure to separate yourself from other people or animals inside your home. You should stay in a specific room and use a separate bathroom, if available.

Call ahead before visiting your doctor. If you have an appointment, call the healthcare provider and tell them your symptoms. This will help the office take steps to keep other people from getting infected or exposed.

Household members and caregivers who have close contact with someone who has confirmed COVID-19 should stay at home, monitor their own health and call their medical provider right away if they start developing systems.

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