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Hillsborough is closing its last COVID-19 testing site

Child getting a covid vaccine
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The county is also allowing its state of local emergency to expire as cases decline.

Hillsborough County is closing its last COVID-19 testing and vaccination site effective March 17.

The county is also ending its state of local emergency the same day.

The West Tampa Community Resource Center on North Rome Avenue in Tampa will permanently close at 5 p.m. on March 16.

And due to the low COVID-19 positivity rate in Hillsborough County, officials will allow the state of local emergency to expire. As of last week, the positivity rate was 2.9%.

Hillsborough officials say they will continue to monitor COVID-19 data to determine if there is a need to open a testing or vaccination site in the future.

Residents who don't have transportation can receive a test at home by filling out this form or calling (813) 307-8000.

More information on coronavirus testing and vaccines across Tampa Bay can be found here.

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