Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information

Update for week of October 19

Applications for CARES Act Funding for Nonprofits (Community Health & Wellbeing) and Recover Manatee Safety First Small Business Grant Program are now open. Application for Manatee CARES Housing Assistance Program will reopen on Wednesday, Oct. 28.

On Sept. 25, Gov. DeSantis announced Florida will enter Phase 3 of reopening, effective immediately. View Executive Order 20-244. On Sept. 29, Manatee County Commissioners repealed a mandatory face covering resolution, replacing it with a position by unanimous proclamation that anyone in Manatee County should continue to wear masks if they're unable to socially distance indoors.

The state drive-thru COVID-19 test site formerly at UTC Mall has reopened at 100 Cattleman Road, Sarasota. View more COVID-19 testing information.

Manatee County Government is distributing 40,000 free reusable cloth face masks at public libraries.

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.

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
Email: covid-19@flhealth.gov

Manatee County Government Social Media Updates

Manatee County COVID-19 Data Dashboard

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