The health, safety and well-being of our community is a top priority for everyone involved in city government. City officials continue to monitor public health and safety concerns related to the COVID-19 Coronavirus. Temple Terrace is participating in a coordinated response with regional, state and federal authorities to help minimize local impact. Precautionary measures, as well as updates to city services, program schedules and community events are published in real-time on the city’s web page and Facebook page. Please check these resources often to ensure you have the latest information available.
What is COVID-19?
COVID-19 is a respiratory disease caused by a novel (new) coronavirus, which is thought to be spread through person-to-person contact. The City of Temple Terrace is part of the Hillsborough County Emergency Policy Group, which is monitoring the spread of the virus in our area.
COVID-19 testing is being offered by Hillsborough County at Raymond James Stadium and three Community Resource Centers in east Tampa, Plant City and SouthShore. Persons wishing to schedule an appointment for a free test can call 813.272.5900 weekdays between 8 am and 5 pm. The call center will provide a confirmation number for the testing and further instructions. Pre-screening is not required. Neither insurance nor a doctor’s note is needed to be tested. Bring a photo ID with name and date of birth to your appointment. Learn more about the virus and ways to protect yourself.
Messages from the Vice Mayor
- March 26 - A video statement update regarding the City’s ongoing response to the COVID-19 Coronavirus. Watch the video.
- March 20 - A video statement update regarding the COVID-19 Coronavirus. Watch the video.
- March 13 - An open letter to the community explaining steps and precautions the city is taking to help protect the community from the COVID-19 Coronavirus. Read the full letter.
Messages from the City Manager
- Older adults and those with underlying chronic medical conditions are at greater risk for serious complications from COVID-19 and have been advised to limit contact with the general public. If you or someone you know – an elderly or ill neighbor, friend or relative – needs assistance in getting groceries or other supplies including medication, the City can help. Call 813.506.6406 or email email@example.com and we will do our best to make arrangements. Please share online or in person with those who might benefit.
- Families with school-aged children should note that Hillsborough County Schools has established Grab-and-Go feeding sites to ensure that students have access to nutritious meals. There are 23 locations, including King High School, that provide meals at no cost to children 18 years and under between 9am and 1pm daily. Parents and caregivers are encouraged to drive to the locations. Walk-ups are also accepted. More information is on the HCPS website.
Hillsborough Area Regional Transit Authority has announced a reduction of bus, van, and streetcar service levels. Get more information about the revised schedule.
The Supplement Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) is suspended until further notice. Please contact Hillsborough County for SNAP services. Note: SNAP is administered through Hillsborough County. If you would like to assist, call the City’s onsite coordinator Irene Soto at 813.987.6182 or contact Central Intake at 813.272.5250.
The season is suspended until further notice.