TAMA, Fla. - The issue of "safer at home" as it relates to the coronavirus is still up in the air in Hillsborough County.
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Officials want people to stay home for the most part, but if you do go out, practice social distancing.
“You will still be able to move about as long as you’re 6 feet apart from another," said Tampa mayor Jane Castor.
The second part of the directive, which could be voted on Thursday, is a 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. curfew Monday-Friday and 24 hours on the weekends.
The directive is critical for first responders. In Tampa, more than 40 police officers have been self-quarantined.
Fifty-eight officers have been monitored, 14 have been cleared to return to work, and the other 44 are still being monitored.
Fifteen of those were exposed in the line of duty. Seven had been on cruises.
"There’s no way cops can do their jobs without potentially being exposed to this virus. We can’t walk around with facemasks," said Police Chief Brian Dugan.
"We can’t walk around with personal protective equipment. There’s no way for us to do our job without potentially being exposed to this virus."
The county commission will vote on the issue Thursday, with implementation possible Friday.