Hillsborough County Extends State Of Local Emergency For COVID-19Hillsborough County Emergency Policy Group members today extended a state of local emergency enacted in response to the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic.
County Commissioners Take First Step To Try to Take Over Hillsborough's COVID-19 ResponseHillsborough County Commissioners take a step toward taking power back from the Emergency Policy Group in regards to the COVID-19 response. 
Mayor Kriseman: "We're Encouraged By Some Recent Trends"In St. Petersburg Mayor Rick Kriseman's weekly address to the city, he highlighted optimism in local COVID-19 trends.
Hillsborough Cty. EPG Increases Available Appointments At COVID-19 Testing SitesHillsborough County Emergency Management Director Tim Dudley reported to the Emergency Policy Group today that 10,448 people were tested for COVID-19 coronavirus through Hillsborough's public testing initiative during the week of July 6.
Hillsborough Enters Phase 2 County's R3 Program: Includes Help For Small BusinessSmall business owners throughout Hillsborough County who were forced to close by the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic will be able to apply for more than $100 million in relief money on Monday, July 13, as the County’s Rapid Response Recovery Program (R3) enters application Phase 2.
Hillsborough County Is Distributing Free Reusable Face Masks Via 10 LibrariesBeginning today, you can obtain a free reusable face covering at 10 library locations throughout Hillsborough County. 
Hillsborough Schools to Require Face Coverings as Schools Set to Reopen August 10Students, staff and visitors will be required to wear face coverings at Hillsborough County Schools when classes resume August 10.
Revisions To Hillsborough County Face Covering Mandate Shifts AccountabilityHillsborough County business customers who don't follow the Emergency Policy Group's executive order requiring face coverings to help slow the spread of COVID-19 coronavirus may find themselves looking at a fine, while businesses that take specific actions to inform patrons about the order will not, in revisions made to the order by EPG members this afternoon.
Watch: Mike Merrill's Final Interview As Hillsborough County AdministratorMike Merrill commits his final on-camera interview as Hillsborough County's Administrator to CW44 News News At 10. He's spent the last 10 years in Hillsborough's top job, and more than three decades working for the county.
Hillsborough Cty. Mask Mandate Results In More Threatening/Racist EmailsHillsborough County's Emergency Policy Group met on Thursday for the first time since approving a controversial mandate to wear a mask. The racially-charged reaction to the mandate became the hot topic of meeting. 
Can Mosquitoes Spread COVID-19As the Southern US enters peak mosquito season, many are asking if mosquitoes can spread COVID-19. Science shows mosquitoes can spread some viruses to humans, but can it spread the novel Coronavirus that's created a worldwide pandemic.
Face Masks Required In Tampa Effective Friday, June 19 At 5pmChildren under 2 will be exempt. The city will provide masks to whoever needs one. The order will be enforced in the last resort with a civil citation. 
Tampa Bay Area Antenna TV Users: July 1, 2020 Is Rescan DayIf your television signal comes from antenna and you're in the Tampa Bay television market, you will need to rescan your tv on July 1, 2020. This will affect all views of CW44 and related "dot" channels. 
First Look At Belmont Elementary School, Hillsborough's $23M FacilityHillsborough County Public Schools (HCPS) is due to open a $23M elementary school facility this Fall in Sun City Center. CW44's Price McKeon was granted a first look tour of Belmont Elementary School, shortened to "BEST" which includes their mascot, Tigers. 
Hillsborough COVID-19 Cases Spiking, Officials Urge Free TestingJon-Paul Lavandeira: 'Were still fighting this beast so just stay on your Ps and Qs. There’s no reason why anyone shouldn’t take advantage of this and just know for sure."