Hillsborough County Commissioners Take Another Step Toward Dissolving County's EPGFor decades, the EPG typically only activated during hurricanes. The EPG, not the county commission, currently has the power to renew the state of local emergency. Of the 67 counties in Florida, Hillsborough is the only county that operates in this manner. The board of commissioners aims to end this, and Tuesday's meeting was yet another successful step in that direction.
Hillsborough County EPG: Emergency Officials Extend Face Coverings OrderWith community transmission of COVID-19 coronavirus widespread in Hillsborough County, a majority of the members of the Emergency Policy Group today voted to extend their face coverings executive order for at least another seven days.
FL State Rep. Anthony Sabatini Files Lawsuit, Claims Face Mask Mandate Is UnlawfulRepublican Florida State Representative Anthony Sabatini addressed a group of supporters at a press conference Friday about a lawsuit he filed. The lawsuit he filed is against Pinellas County and the unconstitutional nature of the face mask mandate.
County Commissioners Take First Step To Try to Take Over Hillsborough's COVID-19 ResponseHillsborough County Commissioners take a step toward taking power back from the Emergency Policy Group in regards to the COVID-19 response.