Mayor Kriseman: 'Masks Are More Comfortable Than Ventilators'Effective yesterday at 5pm, St. Petersburg Mayor Rick Kriseman issued a mandatory face mask order, regardless of any contradictory orders from the Pinellas County Board of Commissioners.
Face Masks Required In Tampa Effective Friday, June 19 At 5pmChildren under 2 will be exempt. The city will provide masks to whoever needs one. The order will be enforced in the last resort with a civil citation. 
Taking Steps To Protect St. Pete, Mayor Rick Kriseman: '...Mask Up.'Beginning Friday, June 19 at 5:00 P.M., all businesses in St. Pete are required to have their employees wear masks/face coverings when in areas of the business open to the public.
Hillsborough Cty.: COVID-19 Numbers Up, More Testing Sites And MoreThe majority of COVID-19 fatalities in Hillsborough County are residents who were more than 65 years old. Residents who live in a senior care facility are at high risk for severe illness related to the virus, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
COVID-19 And Protests: Bay Area Doctor Urges ProtectionCW44's Price McKeon speaks with Dr. Peter Chang from Tampa General Hospital about the risks of protesting in such close proximity without proper protection. 
Latest COVID-19 Updates In Hillsborough CountyWatch the video for major updates and key points discussed at the meeting. 
Latest In Pinellas County: Some COVID-19 Restrictions Lifted, Favoring Personal ResponsibilityThe Pinellas County Board of County Commissioners lifted rules pertaining to public beaches, shared pools and playgrounds that exceeded the state’s requirements.
Latest Plans For Reopening Hillsborough CountyAs of May 18, Gov. Ron DeSantis’ full Phase 1 of the Safe. Smart. Step-by-Step Plan for Florida’s Recovery took effect.
Hillsborough County Health Dept: Approx. 20% Of COVID-19 Cases Associated With Long-Term Care FacilitiesOne of the higher points is a benchmark was reached in testing as nearly 2.5% of the population has been tested, up from 2%.
Week 1 Of Social Distancing On Pinellas County Beaches: 'People Were Taking It Seriously.'Pinellas County Commissioners recap week one of public beaches reopening to prepare for Memorial Day weekend.
Feedback From Local Businesses Guiding St. Pete's Different Approach To ReopeningSt. Pete Now Accepting Retail/Restaurant Applications For Temporary Outdoor Expansion