HCSO Covid-19 Restrictions

As a result of the steady incline in COVID-19 cases across Hillsborough County, masks will now be required by anyone entering any of the detention-related facilities. For any questions regarding this safety measure, please call 813-247-8300.

What is Coronavirus?

A respiratory illness that has spread since December 2019. There is little-known about the virus. It has potential to cause severe illness and pneumonia in some people, especially people over age 60 or people with pre-existing conditions.

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How Does it Spread?

  • Air:  by coughing and sneezing
  • Touch: by touching a surface with the virus on it, then touching your mouth, nose or eyes
  • Contact: by close personal contact, such as touching or shaking hands
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What Are the Symptoms?

  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Mild to severe illness
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How Can I Prevent Getting (COVID-19)?

  • Wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid contact with people who are sick.
  • Stay home while you are sick and avoid close contact with others.
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or sleeve when coughing and sneezing.