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Hillsborough County opening up two hotels to house families affected by coronavirus

Posted at 6:19 PM, Apr 01, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-01 18:19:33-04

TAMPA, Fla. -- Hillsborough County officials say they are opening up two hotels in Tampa to help out residents and family members affected by the coronavirus pandemic.

The county will open up two adjacent hotels on East Fowler Avenue with a total of 362 rooms. Hillsborough County has signed a six-month lease with both hotels to use as quarantine and isolation sites.

Below are the two sites:

  • Quality Inn & Conference Center, 2701 E. Fowler Ave.
  • West Wing Hotel, 2501 E. Fowler Ave.

Eligible Hillsborough County residents must be prescreened by DOH-Hillsborough before getting a room. Single individuals or family members, like a spouse or a child, can stay in the rooms.

When the quarantine and isolation sites are no longer needed, both hotels will go through a "medical-grade cleaning and sanitation" process, according to Hillsborough County.

For more information on the housing program, click here.