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  • New COVID Tracker Shows Hillsborough & Pinellas Counties Reopen Readiness

     
    Free County-by-County Online COVID-19 Tracker Shows if Your County is Trending in the Right Direction – the Analyses is Updated Daily
     
    TALLAHASSEE, FL (May 11,2020) – The Florida Chamber Foundation’s new daily COVID-19 Tracker shows that Hillsborough County and Pinellas County are moving in the right direction when it comes to meeting important White House Guidelines for Opening Up America Again.
     
    This free COVID-19 Tracker is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week on www.TheFloridaScorecard.org and provides county-by-county daily analysis of how each Florida county is performing against the federal 14-day rolling average decrease in the number of positive COVID-19 cases.
     
    “The key to getting businesses back up and running, and workers back on the payroll is health metrics. TheFloridaScorecard.org is making it easy for Floridians to monitor if the health metrics in their county are moving in the right direction,” said Florida Chamber Foundation Chief Economist Dr. Jerry Parrish.
     
    HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY ANALYSIS: It’s been 70 days since Hillsborough County reported its first case, and there are 1,432 confirmed COVID-19 cases. The average daily new cases are 27.4, and Hillsborough County’s percent of positive cases is decreasing, now standing at 5.4 percent. Click here to see the Hillsborough County Live Tracker
     
    PINELLAS COUNTY ANALYSIS: It’s been 62 days since Pinellas County reported its first case, and there are 861 confirmed COVID-19 cases. The average daily new cases are 12.4, and Pinellas County’s percent of positive cases is decreasing, now standing at 4.8 percent. Click here to see the Pinellas County Live Tracker
     
    After unveiling the county level COVID-19 tracker during our weekly local chamber of commerce virtual meeting with 235 chambers, Tammy Bracewell, the leader of the Florida Association of Chamber Professionals posted the following on Facebook: “The Florida Chamber has knocked it out of the park again with the addition of the COVID-19 box to the Florida Scorecard which allows you to pull data specific to every county in Florida.” 
     
    Already, leading local chambers are utilizing the analysis in their communities. The Chamber Foundation’s latest research is providing fact-based information on how coronavirus is impacting Florida’s 67 counties and 412 cities, and is available via www.theFloridaScorecard.org.  The Florida scorecard is maintained for the Chamber Foundation’s Community Development Partnership, and was made possible by a generous donation from the Huizenga Family Foundation.
     
    To see the latest COVID-19 data and analysis for your county, as well as key econometrics on education, economic development, innovation, competitiveness, infrastructure and quality of life, visit www.TheFloridaScorecard.org. Click the VIEW COUNTY DATA tab in the upper right corner to drop down to your county. 
     
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    The Florida Chamber Foundation is the business-led, solutions development and research organization working in partnership with state business leaders to secure Florida’s future. The Foundation’s “Six Pillars” serve as a visioning platform for developing the first-ever, long-term strategic plan for the state. The Foundation’s work focuses on:  1) Talent Supply and Education, 2) Innovation and Economic Development, 3) Infrastructure and Growth Leadership, 4) Business Climate and Competitiveness, 5) Civic and Governance Systems, and 6) Quality of Life and Quality Places. Founded in 1968, the Foundation is a critical voice for improving the state's pro-business climate to enable Florida to grow and prosper. For more information, visit www.FLFoundation.org.