Hillsborough extends county government closures through May 15

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Posted at 5:32 PM, Apr 28, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-29 08:18:49-04

TAMPA, Fla. -- Hillsborough County is extending all existing government closures through May 15.

Hillsborough County said the the extension allows the county "sufficient time to ensure its operations and services align to any Executive Orders issued by the Governor."

The county said "closure and cancellation extension impacts only those departments under the County Administrator and does not extend to other agencies, such as the Metropolitan Planning Organization, Environmental Planning Commission, Hillsborough County City-County Planning Commission, Clerk of the Circuit Court, 13th Judicial Circuit Court, Tax Collector, Property Appraiser."

On the other side of the Howard Frankland Bridge, Pinellas County announced it will reopen its public beaches and pools. Swimming pools at hotels and condominiums can reopen Thursday morning and public beaches will reopen Monday, May 4 in Pinellas County.

On a state-level, Florida has been under a "safer-at-home" order since early April but Governor Ron DeSantis is expected to make an announcement on Wednesday, April 29.

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