TAMPA, Fla. - Hillsborough County’s Emergency Policy Group extended the local state of emergency order Thursday.
The group, made of up city and county leaders, also focused a lot on testing, which saw a large boost over the last couple weeks.
The county expects 4,000 tests to be done this week, which is nearly double what was done last week. So far, nearly 2 percent of Hillsborough County residents have been tested for COVID-19.
The county currently has more than 6,000 tests available.
Any resident can get a test by calling 813-272-5900 to make an appointment.
The tests are free if done at one of the county’s four testing sites.
If you feel sick:
The Florida Department of Health has opened a COVID-19 Call Center at 1-866-779-6121. Agents will answer questions around the clock. Questions may also be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. Email responses will be sent during call center hours.
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