Hillsborough County offers residents new survey to gather opinions on reopening

Posted at 3:25 AM, May 28, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-28 08:01:23-04

HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY, Fla. — Hillsborough County leaders want to know your concerns and challenges as they re-engage with work, businesses and social activities.

An anonymous survey, offered in English and Spanish, will measure respondents' attitudes about a variety of factors related to the COVID-19 pandemic. The survey will help create a community-wide conversation about economic efforts, public safety measures and other recovery actions.

County officials will use information from the survey as they prepare plans to carefully reopen County services and facilities and offer resources to residents and businesses. The data will be analyzed by a number of factors, including demographic and geographic information, to gain perspectives that reflect the County's diverse makeup.

Visit to participate in the survey.

You can also participate by texting reopenHC to 73224 or reopenHCEspanol to 73224.

Survey questions focus on gaining insight from residents, business operators, and employees/workers about the following:

  • Attitudes about phased reopening
  • Attitudes about employer actions in the workplace
  • Intention to continue to take personal safety precautions
  • Comfort level with patronizing in-person businesses
  • General knowledge of COVID-19 coronavirus

Dr. Eric Eisenberg, Dean of the University of South Florida College of Arts and Science, will lead the two-week project on behalf of Hillsborough County.

The survey is open to all residents of Hillsborough County, including anyone living in Tampa, Temple Terrace or Plant City.