Hillsborough County – Hillsborough closes its latest COVID-19 test, vaccination site and ends local emergency
Hillsborough County – Hillsborough closes its latest COVID-19 test, vaccination site and ends local emergency

Hillsborough County – Hillsborough closes its latest COVID-19 test, vaccination site and ends local emergency

COVID-19 Coronavirus Update # 374

Hillsborough County, Fla. (March 14, 2022)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. Pr. On March 10, the COVID-19 positivity in Hillsborough County was 2.9 percent.

West Tampa Community Resource Center, 2103 N. Rome Ave., Tampa, FL 33607, 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. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. until it is closed.

The walk-up site offers free COVID-19 testing, vaccinations, Pfizer pediatric vaccines and booster shots to those eligible. The site also offers COVID-19 Pfizer pediatric vaccine for children ages 5 to 11, which is accompanied by their parent or guardian to orally confirm the child’s age. For all benefits, proof of health insurance is recommended and should be presented at the time of the visit. People without health insurance will still be tested or vaccinated for free.

Residents can use other locations throughout the county, including local pharmacies that offer COVID-19 testing and vaccinations. VisitHCFLGov.net/COVID19orVaccines.gov for more information.

Hillsborough County will continue to monitor COVID-19 case numbers, increases and variations in the community to determine if there is ever a need to open a test or vaccination site in the future.

Hillsborough County COVID-19 numbers:

  • From March 25, 2020 to March 13, 2022, Hillsborough County administered 621,986 COVID-19 tests through several COVID-19 test sites and mobile sites.

  • From January 4, 2021 to March 13, 2022, Hillsborough County, Tampa City, and the State of Florida administered 446,487 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine through the numerous vaccination sites, Targeted Vaccine Area (TVA) missions, and mobile vaccination services provided to Hillsborough County residents.

  • From 19 August 2021 to 25 January 2022, the county administered a total of 12,768 monoclonal antibody treatments.

  • As of March 10, 2022, 69 percent of all eligible Hillsborough County residents have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.

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 March 12, 2020. The designation of a local emergency gave the county administrator and emergency managers the opportunity to quickly take certain actions to ensure community health, safety and welfare and provided a path to federal reimbursement of certain expenses, such as The county’s COVID-19 vaccination effort.

Last month, Hillsborough County updated its COVID-19 facial coverage policy for staff and visitors, which calls for wearing face clothing at County facilities but no longer makes it a requirement. The directive applies to Hillsborough County facilities, including libraries, recreation centers and the Frederick B. Karl County Center. Facial clothing will still be available at county facilities for visitors requesting one.

Get connected. Be aware.
For more information on COVID-19 and any other potential emergency in the county, visitHCFLGov.net/StaySafeand sign up for the HCFL Alert system. Additionally, you can follow Hillsborough County on social media on Facebook, Twitter and Nextdoor for updates. Residents without digital access are encouraged to call (813) 272-5900, the county’s most important information line.

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