Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information

Update for week of July 6

Manatee County will host two virtual meetings to go over CARES Act relief funding for local businesses (July 9) and non-profit agencies and medical providers (July 10) that have been financially impacted by the coronavirus. See details at

On June 26, the Department of Business and Professional Regulation suspended on premises consumption of alcohol at bars in Florida, effective immediately.

The Florida Surgeon has issued a Public Health Advisory stating everyone in Florida should wear face coverings in any setting where social distancing is not possible. County Commissioners endorsed the Surgeon General’s advisory with a formal statement on June 24, 2020. Local cities may enact their own requirements.

Face coverings are required inside Manatee County Government buildings at this time. Face coverings are strongly recommended by the Department of Health in public settings throughout Manatee County.

View Manatee County's plan for phased re-opening of public facilities and spaces.The public is encouraged to continue to conduct transactions with the County online or over the phone whenever possible. Call 3-1-1 for more information.

6/10 Testing Update: There is now walk-up COVID-19 testing available at Home Depot (2350 Cortez Rd, parking lot). The state drive-thru COVID-19 testing site near the Mall at University Town Center and the walk-up testing site at Lincoln Park are also open seven days a week. MCR Health also has testing at some locations in Manatee County. Read more about COVID-19 testing options.

Manatee County government assists the Florida Department of Health in Manatee County on public health-related matters.

Receive local updates to your phone. Text ManateeReady (one word) to 888-777.

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Who do I contact?

The CDC's Coronavirus Self-Checker asks you a series of questions to help you make decisions about your situation if you think you might have Coronavirus.

Visit our COVID-19 Testing Information page to find out who to contact if you think you need to be tested.

Manatee Health Line

If you believe you've been exposed to COVID-19, contact the Manatee Health Line before seeking treatment or traveling to any physician's office, emergency department, hospital or urgent care center

Phone: (941) 242-6649

Coronavirus Questions

Florida Department of Health
24/7 State Hotline: (866) 779-6121

Complaints or Violations

Business Related

Other Local Violations

To report a potential violation of state or local emergency orders, call:

  • Code Enforcement: (941) 748-2071 (Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. -  5 p.m.)
  • Sheriff's Office non-emergency line: (941) 747-3011, ext. 2260 (evenings and weekends)

Dial 3-1-1 if you have additional questions or issues to report.

Manatee County Government Social Media Updates

Manatee County COVID-19 Data Dashboard

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