Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information

May 22 Update

Manatee County's plan to reopen local vacation rentals has been approved by state officials and is effective immediately.

View Manatee County's plan for phased re-opening of public facilities and spaces.

Free face masks are being distributed in locations around the area, including all MCR Health locations in Manatee County. Read more about the times and locations for free mask distribution.

5/18 Testing Update: A state drive-thru COVID-19 testing site is now open 7 days a week from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. near the Mall at University Town Center. The Department of Health in Manatee County and Manatee County Government host another round of drive-through testing for Manatee County residents at the Bradenton Area Convention Center May 20 - 22 and May 29. To make an appointment, call (941) 748-0747. MCR Health also has testing at three locations in Manatee County. Read more about COVID-19 testing options. 

All Manatee County Government public buildings are temporarily closed to the public for walk-in services. County staff will continue to work and County services will continue to operate. The public is encouraged 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.

Florida is currently under the Governor's order for "Phase 1: Safe. Smart. Step-by-Step. Plan for Florida's Recovery." View FAQs about the executive order.

  • Restaurants and retail businesses can open at 50% capacity 
  • Barbershops and cosmetology salons may open with social distancing and precautionary measures.
  • Gyms and fitness centers may reopen at 50% occupancy with social distancing measures in effect for classes and sufficient sanitation supplies provided for a patron’s self-cleaning of surfaces and machines following each use.
  • Stand alone massage therapists are not included in the Full Phase 1 of the Governor's Reopening Plan. The Governor’s most recent order opens cosmetology establishments so that a massage therapist can proceed if it operates within a licensed cosmetology establishment.

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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

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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