Eckerd Connects will close some of its facilities in Pinellas and Pasco counties, according to information obtained by Spectrum Bay News 9.

What You Need To Know

  • More than 200 employees will be affected by closures

  • Locations are in Largo, Dade City, Trinity

  • BELOW: Read letter from Eckerd Connects to employees

A WARN (Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Notices) listing mentions locations in Largo, Dade City and Trinity. They will close at the end of the year, according to the notice.

More than 200 employees will be affected.

We'll post more details as they become available.

Under Investigation

The Pinellas County Sheriff's Department recently launched an investigation into Eckerd Connects.

Sheriff Bob Gualtieri says many children in Eckerd's care slept in unlicensed offices in "disgusting and deplorable" conditions. He also says several children have been injured or found themselves in other dangerous situations while in their care.

The investigation is still underway.

Eckerd Connects released this response in regards to the investigation.

"Eckerd Connects takes extremely seriously the criminal investigation announced today by the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office. Eckerd will provide its full cooperation to the sheriff’s office in its investigation. Eckerd Connects’ mission is to support the health and wellbeing of children and families in need in the Tampa Bay area, and we will not tolerate any acts of neglect or abuse by any of our staff or subcontracted agencies."