The county commission took over the control of the pandemic, removing the responsibility from the lap of the Emergency Policy Group.
Meanwhile, South Florida Baptist Hospital announced its plans to relocate to the other side of town off Exit 22 of I-4. Plant City Police Chief Ed Duncan announced his plans to retire by the end of the year. Members of the community were invited to tour the brand new Sadye Gibbs Martin Community Center.
The Greater Plant City Chamber of Commerce launched its adapted Plant City Candidate Forum, which featured in-depth interviews with a variety of candidates running for office. The videos streamed on the chamber’s website and acted as the perfect way for voters to do their research before heading to the polls.
The city’s budget workshop unveiled big changes ahead, including the proposed demolition of the former post office and the commitment to a PCPD body camera pilot program. Schools came back — sort of. Classes were switched to fully online at the last minute and teachers and students alike had to navigate a massive undertaking the school system had never experienced before. A week later, they were able to try to go to school in person — though many stayed home to continue with virtual learning.