Space at the tableBy E. Adam PorterEditor, News of SCC & South County I love Christmas, the entire holiday season. From the moment the turkey comes out of the oven on Thanksgiving until we toast the new year, my spirits are up, and there’s a gleam in...
In this issue…
Get to know the members of the Cygnet Yacht Club, meet the candidates in the SCCCA Board run-off election to be held February 3, explore the history of Old Town Hall, see how the Holiday Spirit is alive and well in SCC & South County, learn how teamwork made the holiday bright for local families, discover Iceland’s Wild West, have “Breakfast with Buddha,” note a policy change at the SCC Emergency Squad, and ride along with a News reporter who took the COVID antigen test.
And be sure to check out the Club News, Kings Point News, Community News, Arts, Military, and Sports sections to help you plan your month.
Read the January 2021 Issue of The News
Florida is in Phase 3. Get the latest updates.
Florida hospitals and county health departments have received hundreds of thousands of vaccine doses. More are coming. Learn how these will be distributed and get more information at the Florida Department of Health website, “floridahealth.gov.”
Testing Centers in Hillsborough County
Hillsborough County has a new testing reservation line. Call 888.513.6321 to make an appointment for a test at any of the seven county testing locations, including three in South County:
Redeemer Lutheran Church, 701 Valley Forge Blvd., Sun City Center
Wimauma Opportunity Center, 5128 SR-674
SouthShore Community Resource Center, 201 14th Ave. SE, Ruskin
Suncoast Community Health Centers, 313 S. Lakewood Drive, Brandon
Lee Davis Community Resource Center, 3402 N. 22nd St., Tampa
Plant City Community Resource Center, 307 N. Michigan Ave., Plant City
Raymond James Stadium, 4201 N. Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa
Reservation call center hours are weekdays, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Individuals arriving without an appointment will not be tested. You must have your confirmation code, as well as a photo ID with the name and date of birth of all persons being tested, when you go for the test.
For further testing information, visit “www.hillsboroughcounty.org” and search “getting-tested”. In the results, scroll down to “Testing & If You’re Sick”.
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