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Coronavirus Information Center

Since it’s the holidays, a lot of places are closing…and that includes COVID-19 testing sites in the Tampa Bay area.

It’s a good idea to double-check or call first if you can.

Here is a list of the sites and the hours they will operate over the holiday week.

HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY

  • All public testing sites will be closed December 24-27 and January 1-3.
  • The Hillsborough County COVID-19 Coronavirus Testing and Information Line will remain open 24/7: (888) 513-6321.

PINELLAS COUNTY

  • The Tropicana Field testing site will be closed December 24-25.

Citrus County

  • The COVID-19 testing site in the Citrus Springs Community Center will be closed December 25.

Tampa Bay counties release coronavirus holiday testing schedules

(AP/WFLA)-President-elect Joe Biden on Tuesday expressed empathy with struggling families and applauded Congress for a passing the coronavirus relief bill as the nation deals with a COVID-19 surge that's casting a shadow over the Christmas holiday. President Donald Trump later suggested he may not sign the legislation, and called on lawmakers to increase direct payments for most Americans from $600 to $2,000.


6 Christmas Tree Safety Tips to Consider This Holiday Season

Few holiday decorations are as popular as the Christmas Tree, but they also have the potential for danger, especially if you plan on buying and decorating a fresh tree. That’s why Christmas tree safety tips are so important.

According to the American Christmas Tree Association (ACTA), “Christmas trees alone result in 13 million dollars, annually, in property damage.” Fortunately, the ACTA has plenty of tips to make sure your Christmas is merry, bright and safe for the whole family. Scroll below for six important Christmas tree safety tips.