Recently Upgraded Fire Safety Equipment Can Protect Against COVID-19Hillsborough County Fire Rescue rolls out millions of dollars of new equipment this week in a continual effort to improve firefighter safety.
Hillsborough County's Ninth COVID-19 Testing Site Opened On USF CampusHillsborough County and the University of South Florida (USF) have opened a free COVID-19 coronavirus public testing site on USF's main campus in north Tampa as of Thursday, Aug. 13, 2020.
St. Pete's Fighting Chance Fund Application Process Closes August 14St. Petersburg business owners impacted financially by COVID-19 have less than two days now left to apply for the city's Fighting Chance Fund.
West Wing Hotel Converted Into COVID-19 Care Site In Hillsborough CountyCOVID-19 positive patients in Hillsborough County, Florida can now go from the hospital to a hotel for continuing medical care.
Hillsborough Schools Begin August 24, e-Learning Only For First 4 WeeksAfter a 5 hour Special Board Meeting today, it was voted that Hillsborough County Public Schools would delay the Reopening Plan that was passed 2 weeks ago. Hillsborough County Public Schools will still begin August 24th, but e-Learning will be for at least the first 4 weeks.
The Florida Aquarium Welcomes Their Newest Adorable ResidentThere's a dapper new resident in Tampa! Meet Kini, pronounced Keen-EE. CW44's Price McKeon was given an exclusive introduction to the newest penguin at the Florida Aquarium!
2020 Primary Election Early Voting Now Open Through August 16 In Hillsborough CountyYesterday was the first day of Early Voting in the 2020 Primary Election in Hillsborough County, Florida.
Preparing For Hurricanes: Hillsborough County Supplies Free Pet 'Go-Bag' To ResidentsNow is the time to make plans to prepare for the possibility of a tropical storm or hurricane. For people with pets, that requires some extra work.
Hillsborough County EPG: Trending In Right Direction, But Long Way to GoLocal COVID-19 coronavirus data presented to the Hillsborough County Emergency Policy Group today showed encouraging trends in some measurements for the first time in a few weeks.
JET ICU Flies Twins Born Premature In Utah, Home To St. PetersburgTampa-based company, JET ICU helped a Pinellas County couple bring their twins home which were prematurely born in Utah.
Preparing For Hurricanes During COVID-19Preparing for hurricane looks a little different this year as COVID-19 continues to spread in the community. CW44's, Price McKeon spoke with Hillsborough County officials who help remind residents how to stay prepared for a hurricane while in the middle of a pandemic.
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.
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.
Hillsborough County Extends State Of Local Emergency For COVID-19Hillsborough County Emergency Policy Group members today extended a state of local emergency enacted in response to the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic.