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The State of Florida, City of Tampa and Hillsborough County have all declared a state of emergency to institute measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19.  The Governor of the State of Florida has asked that local governments limit or postpone…
Updated: 03/13/2020 - 02:42 pm
In an effort to practice safe social-distancing we will be holding a media availability  via Facebook Live at 4:30 pm. WHO: Mayor Jane Castor, Superintendent of Hillsborough County Public Schools, Addison DavisWHAT: Facebook Live Update on COVID-…
Updated: 04/06/2020 - 07:47 am
As cases of COVID-19 continue to rise across our state and community, the City of Tampa is taking additional measures to remind the public to practice COVID-19 safety. Variable Message Boards have been activated on major roadways across the City,…
Updated: 12/07/2020 - 08:10 am
Out of an abundance of caution, several events in the City of Tampa have been canceled or postponed. The City of Tampa has postponed the 2020 Mayor’s River O’Green Fest scheduled for this Saturday, March 14. "We take our responsibility to protect…
Updated: 09/10/2020 - 09:01 am
Due to a recent increase in the number of COVID-19 coronavirus testing kits, Hillsborough County’s call center is continuing to schedule testing appointments for symptomatic individuals that meet the testing criteria.Drive-thru testing will ONLY be…
Updated: 04/07/2020 - 09:52 am
Late yesterday afternoon a large transmission water main coming from the David L. Tippin Water Treatment Facility was hit by a third party performing work in the area. Work crews have been working through the night to effect repairs. That work…
Updated: 12/08/2020 - 07:08 am
Mayor Jane Castor will share updates regarding limitations of large gathering places like bars and restaurants via Facebook Live.The City of Tampa continues to work closely with local hospitals, the Florida Department of Health, and other experts to…
Updated: 03/16/2020 - 02:15 pm
In an effort to practice safe social-distancing we will be holding a media availability via Facebook Live at 4:30 pm. WHO: Mayor Jane Castor and Eileen Rodriguez, Regional Director of the SBDC at USFWHAT: Facebook Live Update on COVID-19WHERE: www.…
Updated: 04/08/2020 - 10:00 am
Mayor Jane Castor will be providing a update on the status of the transmission break that occurred yesterday afternoon at the David L. Tippin Water Treatment Facility. WHO: Mayor Jane Castor, Brad Baird, Deputy Administrator of Infrastructure,…
Updated: 12/08/2020 - 07:59 am
City of Tampa, Mayor Jane Castor, Congresswoman Kathy Castor, Senator Janet Cruz, and TGH to host a press conference on COVID-19 update, federal relief and state relief.  WHO: Mayor Jane Castor, Congresswoman Kathy Castor, and Senator Janet CruzWHAT…
Updated: 03/17/2020 - 08:54 am
In an effort to battle COVID-19, Tampa Parks and Recreation staff members are diligently sewing face masks and have produced approximately 600 masks to date. A team of 13 Recreation Division staff, as well as 2 senior volunteers from the Recreation…
Updated: 04/15/2020 - 09:19 am
Businesses and non-profit organizations operating in Tampa city limits now can pick up bulk quantities of bottled water and masks from a dedicated “business only” site. The City of Tampa Parks and Recreation Department added the additional site to…
Updated: 12/09/2020 - 12:18 pm
The Florida SBDC at University of South Florida will facilitate the loan process for the Florida Small Business Emergency Bridge Loan Program, for small businesses in the Tampa Bay region. The Florida Small Business Emergency Bridge Loan Program,…
Updated: 03/18/2020 - 08:40 am
(Facebook Live is now M-W-F only)In an effort to practice safe social-distancing we will be holding a media availability via Facebook Live at 4:30 pm today. WHO: Mayor Jane Castor and Ocea Wynn, Administrator of Neighborhood and Community Affairs …
Updated: 05/27/2020 - 08:05 am
With the holiday season upon us, the City of Tampa has launched a series of new initiatives throughout the month to emphasize COVID-19 safety. The latest is an offshoot of the #HappyATHomeTPA campaign, which the City created in March at the start of…
Updated: 12/14/2020 - 03:01 pm
City of Tampa to Launch Tampa Recovery Hotline for Social Recovery and Business Relief in the face of COVID-19Tampa, Florida (March 18, 2020)--The City of Tampa is launching a new Tampa Recovery Hotline to keep residents informed on the latest…
Updated: 11/30/2020 - 06:12 am
The 2020 Disaster Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday begins on Friday, May 29, 2020, and ends on Thursday, June 4, 2020. During this sales tax holiday period, qualifying items related to disaster preparedness are exempt from sales tax.The sales tax…
Updated: 05/29/2020 - 11:00 am
As the state of Florida surpasses 20,000 deaths, the City of Tampa will ring the bell of Old City Hall 20 times at sundown today (around 5:37 p.m.), December 16th and will light up the City of Tampa blue in support of frontline workers and to remind…
Updated: 12/16/2020 - 05:10 pm
Mayor Jane Castor is adding her voice to a call by the U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) to ensure that resources flow directly to American cities in response to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. As Washington prepares a response package, American…
Updated: 03/19/2020 - 06:01 pm
The City of Tampa, in response to last night’s violence, will institute a citywide curfew which will apply to all businesses and persons with in the City of Tampa from 7:30 PM - 6:00 AM until further notice. “What I saw last night was not a call for…
Updated: 06/02/2020 - 07:19 pm