What does it mean for Hillsborough County Residnets?
Hillsborough County 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. Residents do not require a pass or a letter to show to authorities. Safer-at-Home means all residents are directed to stay at home as much as possible twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week, except in those circumstances outlined below. Read the entire order.
How does effect the Master Association?
For the safety of our staff, board members and residents the Master Association offices are closed for as long as this order is in effect. Please be assured that whether in the office or at home our staff will continue working on behalf of the residents of King Point to keep things operating as normally as possible during these trying times. Additionally, irrigation services will continue although response times may be slower than normal. In regards to irrigation, we respectfully request that you do not approach or engage in conversation with any technicians who may be working in your Association. You are welcome to observe them work from a distance. However, if questions or comments persist the technician will leave the Association and move on to his next assignment. For irrigation questions or concerns or any other Master Association related issues, please email our staff at email@example.com and we will make every effort to get back with you as quickly as we can. Your patience and cooperation will are greatly appreciated.
How long will it last?
The order is in place until it is rescinded by the Emergency Policy Group.
What you can do
- Go to the grocery, convenience or warehouse store
- Commute to and from work if your employer is an essential business or has ensured you can maintain at least 6 feet from your co-workers or customers
- Go to the pharmacy or other medical establishments to pick up medications and other healthcare necessities
- Go to medical appointments (but first, check with your doctor or medical provider)
- Go to a restaurant for take-out or drive-thru
- Care for or support a friend or family member in need
- Take a walk, run, or exercise outside - just remember to practice social distancing -- that means at least 6 feet between you and others in the community
- Walk your pets or take them to the vet
- Take your child where they need to go if its directed by a custody sharing agreement or order
- Grocery stores
- Restaurant delivery and drive thrus
- Airlines, taxis and other private transportation providers
- Gas stations
- Veterinarian offices
- Businesses engaged in food cultivation, including farming, livestock, and fishing
- Businesses that provide shelter and social services
- Hardware and gardening stores
- Firearm and ammunition supply stores
- Newspaper, television, radio and other media services
- Businesses that provide food and shelter
For more information please visit www.hillsboroughcounty.org.
There is currently no vaccine to prevent coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to this virus.
The virus is thought to spread mainly from person-to-person.
- Between people who are in close contact with one another (within about 6 feet).
- Through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes.
These droplets can land in the mouths or noses of people who are nearby or possibly be inhaled into the lungs.
Protect yourself and our community from COVID-19
- Wash your hands frequently with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom, before eating, and after blowing your nose, coughing or sneezing.
- If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick, and stay home when you are sick.
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Watch For Symptoms
Reported illnesses have ranged from mild symptoms to severe illness and death for confirmed COVID-19 cases.
The following symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure.
What To Do If You Are Sick
Call your doctor: If you think you have been exposed to COVID-19 and develop a fever and symptoms of respiratory illness, such as cough or difficulty breathing, call your healthcare provider immediately.
Steps to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 if you are sick:
- Stay home except to get medical care
- Separate yourself from other people and animals in your home
- Call ahead before visiting your doctor
- Wear a facemask if you are sick
- Cover your coughs and sneezes
- Clean your hands often
- Avoid sharing personal household items
- Clean all “high-touch” surfaces everyday
- Monitor your symptoms
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Frequently Asked Questions
Is Florida considered "high risk" for coronavirus?
Cases of coronavirus have been detected in Florida and in Hillsborough County. Currently, Florida is considered to be at a low-risk level for widespread coronavirus cases, however, the situation is constantly evolving and it is important that all residents do their part to stop the spread of germs in our community.
Who is at the greatest risk of getting ill?
Elderly residents and those with pre-existing health conditions are at the highest risk of developing severe symptoms. All individuals should take extra precautions to wash their hands, stay away from sick people, and seek medical attention if they become ill. All residents, regardless of age or medical history, should follow the CDC’s recommendations for preventing the spread of coronavirus to protect themselves and the most vulnerable members of our community.
How many confirmed cases of coronavirus are there in Florida?
For the latest Florida-specific coronavirus case count and additional useful information, visit the Florida Department of Health’s COVID-19 page.
How is coronavirus spread around the world?
Coronavirus (COVID-19) is primarily spread through human to human contact. However, the virus may also be spread by touching objects that are contaminated with the virus.
Generally, the virus does not survive long outside of the human body and commonly expires after 30 minutes without a host (possibly up to 2 hours on cold metal objects and porous surfaces).
For the latest global situation report, visit the World Health Organization's site.
What are the symptoms of coronavirus?
According to the CDC, the effects of COVID-19 can range from mild to severe symptoms of respiratory illness, including:
- Difficulty breathing
- Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to COVID-19.
You can learn more about coronavirus symptoms on the CDC’s website .
What can you do to protect yourself?
The CDC has released the following recommendations to help prevent the spread of coronavirus:
- Wash your hands frequently with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
- If soap and water are not available, use hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.
- Stay away from individuals who are sick, and if you do become sick, stay home and seek medical care.
- Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue and throw the tissue away immediately.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces.
What should you do if you get sick?
If you suspect you may have been exposed to COVID-19 and develop a fever and symptoms of respiratory illness (such a cough or difficulty breathing), call your healthcare provider immediately.
Those who are sick should also:
- Stay home except to get medical care.
- Avoid public areas (do not go to work, school, public gathering, etc) and avoid public transportation.
- Stay away from others, including other individuals in the home
- Call ahead before visiting your doctor. This will help healthcare professionals prepare for your visit to prevent others from getting exposed and potentially infected.
- Wear a facemask if you are sick or if you are caring for others who are sick
- Cover your coughs and sneezes. Throw used tissues in a lined trash can and wash your hands immediately after coughing or sneezing with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
- Wash your hands frequently
- Avoid sharing personal household items
- Clean “high touch” surfaces daily
- Monitor your symptoms and seek medical attention if your illness worsens.
- Alert the Health Department: ask your healthcare provider to notify local and state health departments.
- If you are experiencing a medical emergency, call 911 and notify the dispatcher that you have, or are being evaluated for COVID-19. If possible, put on a facemask before interacting with medical professionals.
- or questions about Coronavirus, call the Florida Department of Health’s COVID-19 Call Center (open 24/7) at 1-866-779-6121 or email COVIDfirstname.lastname@example.org.
Should I cancel my travel plans?
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention provides travel recommendations by location through Travel Health Notices: Watch Level 1, Alert Level 2, and Warning Level 3. Stay up to date on Travel Health Notices from the CDC .
If you are planning to travel, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has provided the following precautions:
- Avoid contact with sick people.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands.
- Clean your hands often by washing them with soap and water for at least 20 seconds or using an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains 60%–95% alcohol. Soap and water should be used if hands are visibly dirty.