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Posted on: November 21, 2019

Important Announcements

Important Announcement

Face Coverings Available to City Residents

The Hillsborough County Emergency Policy group enacted an order to require face coverings in all County businesses, including those in Temple Terrace, beginning on June 24. The County has provided the City with face coverings to disperse to residents who need them. The masks are available in packs of five for pick-up in front of the Temple Terrace Public Library, 202 Bullard Parkway, M-F between 10am and 4pm until supplies are depleted. One pack per person please. Please call 813.506.6406 if you need assistance. A limited supply of masks are available to the Temple Terrace business community. For more information, email 

Rent / Mortgage Assistance

Residents of Unincorporated Hillsborough County, Plant City and Temple Terrace who are unable to make rental or mortgage payments due to COVID-19 may be eligible for assistance. 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. For more information, contact Detra Smith at 855.487.3224 or by email at or click here to learn more about the program.


Hillsborough County is partnering with the State of Florida in operating a drive-thru vaccination site at University Mall, 2200 E. Fowler Ave., Tampa, FL 33612 for seniors age 65 and older and front-line health care workers. Appointments are mandatory. No walk-ups will be accepted. Individuals can pre-register for appointments and be notified when openings are available in their area by visiting In Hillsborough County,  persons without access to the Internet can call 866.280.3896 (TTY 844.251.5532) to pre-register. Qualified individuals under Phase I of the governor of Florida's vaccination distribution plan are also encouraged to check with their health care provider as they may be able to provide a vaccine. If you are a veteran, you may be able to get a vaccine through the Veteran's Administration. Click here for more information about the vaccines being administered through the James A. Haley Veteran's Hospital. For more information on the County's vaccination efforts click here.

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