Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information

Free COVID-19 testing and vaccination sites

Free COVID-19 testing is available 7 days a week from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the Bradenton Area Convention Center. Visit our COVID-19 Testing Information page for more information.

Free COVID-19 vaccinations are available by appointment only at the Florida Department of Health in Manatee. View more vaccination information.

If your COVID-19 vaccination card is lost or you need replacement COVID-19 vaccination card, please call the Department of Health at (941) 242-6646.

Monoclonal Antibody Therapy for COVID-19

Monoclonal antibody treatments can prevent severe illness, hospitalization and death in high-risk patients who have contracted or been exposed to COVID-19. Free antibody treatment is now available at Manatee Memorial Hospital Complex, 206 2nd Street East, Bradenton, daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Make an appointment online.

 

Financial Assistance Programs 

Applications are now being accepted for the Emergency Rental Assistance (ERA) Program, which provides funds to renters in Manatee County and its municipalities who are delinquent on rent and in need of rental payment assistance due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. The program can cover up to 12 months of assistance for rent between April 2020 and August 2022.

View our Recovery Resources page for local resources that also offer assistance including food distribution, clothing and personal hygiene, childcare and education, housing payments and other financial/legal aid and more. 

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
Email: covid-19@flhealth.gov