City of Gulfport
2401 53rd Street South
Gulfport, Florida 33707
#4 Post Date 3/13/2020 – 7:00 PM
PINELLAS COUNTY DECLARES LOCAL STATE OF EMERGENCY
The Pinellas County Board of County Commissioners held and emergency meeting at 3 p.m. today and voted to declare a Local State of Emergency due to the COVID-19 Pandemic.
In part, this declaration will allow for increased procedures for screening, reduced visitation at long-term care facilities (such as assisted living facilities and nursing homes), where currently some 13,500 Pinellas citizens reside, as well as cancellation of special events where large crowds would gather to protect the public.
Health concerns or questions should continue to go to the Florida Department of Health of Pinellas County 24-hour COVID-19 Hotline at (866) 779-6121.
If you are experiencing a medical emergency, call 911. If you have, or are being evaluated for COVID-19, notify the dispatcher.