Hillsborough County Issues Health Advisory For Two Tampa BeachesTwo Tampa beaches have been identified as health hazards due to high bacteria levels in the water.
Law Enforcement Asks For Extra Awareness With Back To School TrafficMany Tampa Bay area students are returning to brick and mortar schools in Florida this week. With the return comes calls from local law enforcement for awareness and patience with the additional school traffic.
Disinfectant Company Embraces Technology As Students Return To SchoolAs schools begin to reopen, one Tampa Bay company says it's working to keep students returning to the classroom safe with new technology.
Tampa Bay Physician Discusses Return To School For Children With DisabilitiesDr. Escude, a family physician who spent most of his career focusing on those with intellectual and developmental disabilities, has been working with his company to identify risks that are often missed in individuals with mental health disabilities. He says there are ways around deciding what’s best for your child come August.
COVID-19 Testing In Hillsborough Has Nearly Doubled, Positive Cases Increase Nearly Seven-foldTim Dudley, Hillsborough County's Emergency Management Director, stated earlier this week that data suggests a slight decrease in testing demand at county-run COVID-19 testing site.
Revisions To Hillsborough County Face Covering Mandate Shifts AccountabilityHillsborough County business customers who don't follow the Emergency Policy Group's executive order requiring face coverings to help slow the spread of COVID-19 coronavirus may find themselves looking at a fine, while businesses that take specific actions to inform patrons about the order will not, in revisions made to the order by EPG members this afternoon.
UPDATE: University Of South Florida Consolidation Takes Effect July 1, 2020Consolidation provides a wide range of new opportunities for students and faculty and ensures that every student has an opportunity to earn their degree from a Preeminent State Research University.
Hillsborough Cty. Mask Mandate Results In More Threatening/Racist EmailsHillsborough County's Emergency Policy Group met on Thursday for the first time since approving a controversial mandate to wear a mask. The racially-charged reaction to the mandate became the hot topic of meeting.
HCSO Needs Help Identifying Suspects In Vehicle Theft/Burglary Spree“Knowing that guns have been stolen from some of these vehicles, identifying and locating these suspects is even more urgent. We do not want to see these weapons contributing to crime in our communities,” said Sheriff Chad Chronister. "Please, help us help you by locking your doors, taking valuable items inside or concealing them if you must leave them in your vehicle.”
Can Mosquitoes Spread COVID-19As the Southern US enters peak mosquito season, many are asking if mosquitoes can spread COVID-19. Science shows mosquitoes can spread some viruses to humans, but can it spread the novel Coronavirus that's created a worldwide pandemic.
Tampa Bay Area Lawyer Discusses Newly Mandated Face CoveringsFor the nearly 3 million people living in Pinellas, Hillsborough and Pasco Counties, getting used to face masks in a day or two won’t come easily. But now that it’s a requirement with enforcement intact, there isn’t much room for error either.
Tampa Bay Area Antenna TV Users: July 1, 2020 Is Rescan DayIf your television signal comes from antenna and you're in the Tampa Bay television market, you will need to rescan your tv on July 1, 2020. This will affect all views of CW44 and related "dot" channels.
Gov. DeSantis Announces Recommendations To Reopen Florida Education SystemsGovernor Ron DeSantis and Commissioner Richard Corcoran's recommendations for local communities to consider as they finalize plans to re-open safe and healthy schools that are set up for success.
Hillsborough COVID-19 Cases Spiking, Officials Urge Free TestingJon-Paul Lavandeira: 'Were still fighting this beast so just stay on your Ps and Qs. There’s no reason why anyone shouldn’t take advantage of this and just know for sure."
Tampa Reopens More Parks And Rec Centers Following COVID-19 ClosuresTAMPA (CW44 News At 10) - The City of Tampa announced the reopening of parks and rec centers. Watch CW44's Price McKeon break down everything you need to know before head to the park!