Coronavirus Updates

COVID-19 Coronavirus

Coronavirus sporeThe health, safety and well-being of our community is a top priority for everyone involved in city government. City officials continue to monitor public health and safety concerns related to the COVID-19 Coronavirus. Temple Terrace is participating in a coordinated response with regional, state and federal authorities to help minimize local impact. Precautionary measures, as well as updates to city services, program schedules and community events are published in real-time on the city’s web page and Facebook page. Please check these resources often to ensure you have the latest information available.


covid vaccine vial and needlePersons 12 years and older are eligible for a COVID-19 vaccine (age restrictions may vary depending on the type of vaccine). Register at or call a local pharmacy or grocery to secure an appointment. If you are a veteran, you may be able to get a vaccine through the Veteran's Administration. For a list of all available vaccine options in Hillsborough County, click here.

For more information about the vaccine, click here to see a presentation from the City's Medical Director Brooke Shepard, MD, MPH, FACEP, at a December meeting of the City Council. Dr. Shepard, an emergency medicine physician, spoke about the Country's response to the virus as well as to the safety and reliability of the new and pending vaccinations for the coronavirus. 


For a list of nearby testing sites go to or Pre-screening is not required. Neither insurance nor a doctor’s note is needed to be tested. Learn more about the virus and ways to protect yourself.

Temple Terrace Community

Rent or Mortgage Assistance

Residents of Unincorporated Hillsborough, Plant City and Temple Terrace, who are unable to make rental or mortgage payments due to COVID-19 may be eligible for assistance. City of Tampa residents are not eligible.

Who Can Apply?
Rental assistance will cover past due rental payments, including late fees, in a total amount not to exceed $7,500 and for a period not exceeding 3 months. Mortgage assistance will cover past due mortgage payments, including principal, interest, and insurance, in a total amount not to exceed $7,500 and for a period not to exceed 3 months


  • Current, legible, signed lease or mortgage statement/proof of homeownership
  • Current documentation showing past due rent or mortgage
  • Current documentation showing hardship due to COVID-19
  • Completed rental/mortgage assistance application
  • Photo ID of all adults in the household
  • Any other supporting documents requested by agency
  • *Household Income must be at or below 80% of Area Median Income

Please contact: Detra Smith, R.E.A.C.H., 855.487.3224 or by email at OR Housing & Education Alliance Program Intake at 813.932.4663. For more info, go to