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Hillsborough rescinds curfew

April 16, 2020 - The Hillsborough County Emergency Policy Group voted unanimously to rescind a curfew it had put in place earlier this week to control the spread of Covid-19. Hillsborough County Sheriff Chad Chronister called the curfew redundant and confusing because all of Florida remains under a Stay at Home order. Several other members of the policy group said they acted too hastily in approving the curfew. County Commissioner Les Miller, who heads the Emergency Policy Group, said he had proposed the curfew because he wanted to save lives in the county. While Hillsborough County has not seen the level of cases that New York and other communities have experienced, "that does not mean it will not happen," Miller said, citing projections that show Covid-19 cases will not peak until late April or early May in Florida. After the debate, Miller joined other members of the group in voting to rescind the curfew.

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