COVID-19 RESOURCES

A Safer-at-Home order has been issued for the State of Florida and Hillsborough County effective Friday, April 3, 2020. Details on www.HCFLGov.net/StaySafe

Alerts (Sign Up)

Alerts(Sign Up) 

  • Hillsborough County Alerts – https://www.hillsboroughcounty.org/en/residents/publicsafety/emergency-management/stay-safe 
  • City of Tampa text TAMPAREADY to 888-777 
  • City of Tampa in Spanish – text TAMPALISTA to 888-777
Centers for Disease Control (CDC)
  • Centers for Disease Control (CDC)
  • https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html
  • Travel Notices https://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel
  • New Social Distancing, Quarantine, and Isolation
  • New Use of Cloth Face Coverings to Help Slow the Spread of COVID-19
  • New Cloth Face Coverings: Questions and Answers
  • New COVIDView: A Weekly Surveillance Summary of U.S. COVID-19 Activity
  • New Airline Catering Truck Drivers and Helpers
  • New Aircraft Maintenance Workers
  • New Airline Customer Service and Gate Agents
  • Updated How to Prepare
  • Updated CDC’s role in helping cruise ship travelers during the COVID-19 pandemic
  • Updated Cases in the U.S.
  • Updated Testing in the U.S
Child Abuse Prevention
Childcare

YMCA Youth/child relief care for essential workers. For up-to-date information call 813-224-9622, https://www.tampaymca.org/ Early Learning Coalition of Hillsborough County www.elchc.org/child-care-resource-referral/

Department of Health COVID-19
  • Department of Health COVID-19 Call Center Available 24/7 
  • Florida DOH (866) 779-6121
  • Email
Disabilities

Disabilities

  • https://www.tampagov.net/accessibility/covid-19 
  • Autism Speaks, 1-888-AUTISM2 - Autism Response Team (ART), for families who need guidance and support with regards to disrupted routines, coping, home and online learning, etc., https://www.autismspeaks.org/covid-19-information-and-resources
Education/Learning Resources(Virtual)
Elderly

For seniors who attend dining centers or meal sites, or receive services through adult day care centers and home delivered meals should call (813) 272-5160 for information about the continuation of services. 

Employment 
Entertainment
Families First COVID 19 Response Act

Families First Coronavirus Response Act 

  • The Families First Coronavirus Response Act, phase II, will provide paid leave, food assistance and tax credits to individuals in the U.S. affected by the novel coronavirus
  • https://www.cda.org/Home/Newsand-Events/Newsroom/Article-Details/coronavirus-response-act-takes-effect-april-2-expands-fmlaand-paid-sick-leave-requirements#List item one
Financial Assistance

Financial Assistance – Rent, Basic Needs & Income Assistance 

  • ASO is currently operating as normal, consider using BOCC funds first for rent. 
  • Tampa Electric/TECO has suspended disconnections for non-payment at least through the end of March.
  • Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office has discontinued all eviction executions until April 20. Please contact your landlord for clarification if needed. 
  • Florida residents whose employment has been affected by COVID-19 can apply for Reemployment Assistance benefits. Florida Reemployment Assistance Program can help you get monetary compensation while unemployed. For information on eligibility and the application process click https://www.stateofflorida.com/articles/florida-unemployment/ 
  • Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University is offering a free trial. https://www.daveramsey.com/