• COVID-19 Resources

  • Updated April 2, 2020

  • Florida Governor Issues Safer At Home Order

  • This Order is effective 12:01 am on April 3, 2020. This Order shall expire on April 30, 2020 unless extended by subsequent order.

    Based on guidance provided by the Florida Surgeon General and the State Health Officer, all persons in Florida shall limit their movements and personal interactions outside their home only to those necessary to obtain or provide essential services or conduct essential activities.

    For purposes of this Order and the conduct it limits, "essential services" means and encompasses the list detailed by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security in its Guidance on the Essential Critical Infrastructure Workforce, v. 2 (March 28, 2020) and any subsequent lists published.

    Other essential services may be added under this Order with the approval of the State Coordinating Officer, in close coordination with the State Health Officer. The State Coordinating Officer shall maintain an online list of essential services, as specified in this Order along with any approved additions. The online list shall be available on the Division of Emergency Management's website at www.floridadisaster.org and the Florida Department of Health's website at www.floridahealth.gov. Nothing in this order prohibits individuals from working from home; indeed, this Order encourages individuals to work from home. All businesses or organizations are encouraged to provide delivery, carry-out or curbside service outside of the business or organization, of orders placed online or via telephone, to the greatest extent practicable.

  • Safer At Home Order Issued by Hillsbrough County

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  • Hillsborough County has issued a Safer-at-Home Order to help prevent the further spread of COVID-19. This applies to all residents within Hillsborough County including the cities of Plant City, Tampa, and Temple Terrace, effective as of 10:00 p.m. on March 27, 2020. The order means all Hillsborough County residents are directed to stay at home as much as possible twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week, but provides exemptions to an extensive list of essential businesses and personnel as outlined in the below links.

    Non-essential businesses that are unable to maintain the required physical distancing (6 feet) to keep employees and customers safe, must close. Businesses who have questions about how the order impacts them can call the Entrepreneur Collaborative Center at (813) 204-9267.

  • South Tampa Chamber Statement & Chamber Operations

    The South Tampa Chamber continues to be in contact with local, state and federal governments, as well as healthcare officials to gather information and determine the best course of action to protect our community and assist local businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic. Click here to read a message to our members.  

    While we may not be able to currently meet face to face, we still want to provide valuable connection, collaboration and educational opportunities for our members – in a new virtual setting! 


    Please reach out to the chamber staff with any questions or concerns you may have, or if we may assist your business as we navigate this new experience together. Contact us at (813) 637-0156 or click here to see a staff contact list.

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