We appreciate your membership and are committed to keeping you updated on the latest developments. Greater Tampa REALTORS® is working hard to provide the latest and accurate information to the membership. We will continue to remain available to support our membership in the best possible way.

For official COVID-19 updates, please visit the CDC website or the 2021 Florida Executive Orders.

GTR Emergency Operations Plan

GTR has detailed a plan for reopening and operating to meet our highest priority – the safety of members and employees. These procedures shall affect all REALTORS®, Affiliates and employees and are for the benefit of our entire association.

The GTR Board of Directors adopted the plan by resolution on Thursday, May 14, 2020 and expects all members and employees to comply when engaging with GTR. Amid the challenges that have arisen during this pandemic, GTR is here to support you and your business. 

Members should review the entire document to understand the full scope of procedures enacted for their benefit. We ask for your partnership and cooperation in following these guidelines. Click here to view the most recent plan.

During this pandemic, while we are concerned about the health and safety of you, members and staff, we will continue our commitment to provide quality member services virtually. We miss the personal interaction and look forward to welcoming you back at the earliest opportunity.

COVID-19 Vaccine Update

Hillsborough County residents: Hillsborough County is administering free vaccinations on a first-come, first-serve basis at the below locations. Operations vary weekly depending on vaccine availability. No appointments necessary.

Second doses will be administered at Ed Radice Sports Complex and Vance Vogel Sports Complex during the scheduled time given at the first dose. Plant City Stadium will be administering second doses only on Wednesday, May 5 during the time of your scheduled appointment.


  • Florida residency required
  • Individuals age 18 and older
  • Individuals ages 16 and 17* with parental or legal guardian consent and accompanied by parent or legal guardian at the time the vaccine is administered

For more information, please visit the Hillsborough County website.

Pinellas County residents: Registrations for vaccines in Pinellas are made via the CDR Maguire Patient Portal at www.PatientPortalFL.com or, for information, call (844) 770-8548.

For up-to-date information on vaccine availability in Pinellas County, visit https://covid19.pinellascounty.org/vaccines/.

Pasco County residents: Anyone who is 16+ and wants to get the COVID-19 vaccine through DOH-Pasco must go to patientportalfl.com or call 1-844-770-8548 and create an account with CDR Maguire: Health & Medical. It is required to have an account with CDR Maguire to register for a vaccination appointment.

Appointments are mandatory. Pasco County residency is not required, but Florida residency is. Click here for more information on Florida Residency.


As an independent contractor, how do I apply for unemployment benefits?

New guidance from the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) for independent contractors: If you submitted an unemployment application on or before April 4, 2020, YOU NEED TO APPLY AGAIN. If you submitted your application on or after April 5, 2020, you do not need to reapply. In both cases, independent contractors will be denied state benefits when DEO processes your application. Once denied, DEO will contact you with instructions on how to apply for Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) benefits. This DEO flowchart helps explain the process.

For more information, click here.

Members with questions about unemployment benefits may contact the Legal Hotline at 407.438.1409.

Can I still purchase Supra lockboxes and store items?

Starting Monday, May 4 we will be offering the opportunity for our members to purchase electronic lockboxes via the REALTOR®  store on RAMCO. Visit tamparealtors.org/lockbox to purchase the lockbox and we will contact you to schedule a time to pick up the item at the W. Kennedy Blvd. location. Pickups will be by appointments only.

What is Member TeleHealth?

In response to the current health crisis, NAR is funding 2-months of access to Members TeleHealth at no cost to REALTORS®, via the Right Tools, Right Now program.

Members TeleHealth provides access to a network of more than 2,300 board-certified physicians, who can address non-emergency medical issues via smartphone, tablet or computer.

What is the Paycheck Protection Program?

The U.S. Small Business Administration designed a Paycheck Protection Program to help businesses retain workers, maintain payroll or make mortgage lease or utility payments.

It is being reported that Congress has not yet reached consensus on how to replenish the Paycheck Protection fund and reports are that the initial 350 billion allocated it fully committed. Florida REALTORS® is working to find out if applications can continue to be submitted until Congress votes to replenish the fund.

For more info: https://home.treasury.gov/news/press-releases/sm981

How may we show properties during COVID-19?

The CDC issued guidelines for REALTORS® to abide by during COVID-19. Click here to access the document: COVID-19 Property Showing Guide.

DISCLAIMER: Resource information changes daily and is provided for your and your family’s benefit. Greater Tampa REALTORS® researches the validity of information to the best of our ability, however, system disruptions, failures or changes are not the responsibilities of GTR. We appreciate your feedback on any concerns you may have regarding the resource referrals.