HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY, Fla. (WFLA) – Hillsborough County is closing its last COVID-19 test and vaccination site this week due to lower COVID-19 cases in the county and a drop in demand for both testing and vaccinations.
Due to the low COVID-19 positivity rate in the county and the termination of COVID-19 testing and vaccination operations, Hillsborough County will allow the local emergency to expire on Thursday, March 17th. The local state of emergency was first issued on 12 March 2020.
Pr. On March 10, the COVID-19 positivity in Hillsborough County was 2.9 percent.
The West Tampa Community Resource Center, located at 2103 North Rome Avenue, closes permanently at 17:00 on Wednesday 16 March. The site will continue to offer free COVID-19 testing and vaccinations from 6 p.m. 9am to 5pm daily until closed.
Hillsborough County residents can use other locations throughout the county, including local pharmacies that offer COVID-19 testing and vaccinations by visiting county website.
The news comes when the Florida Department of Health announced it was switching to bi-weekly coronavirus test reports.