Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information

June 19 Update

After a number of COVID-19 cases were detected among County employees -- including two deaths of our work family this week -- the downtown County Administration Building at 1112 Manatee Ave. W. will close to the public today at 2:30 p.m. Employees are also being directed to leave the building to enable the entire facility to be disinfected, including fogging. The Manatee County Department of Health epidemiologists are now onsite initiating contact tracing.

County offices will reopen for regular business hours on Monday, June 21 at 8 a.m. When the County Administration Building reopens for regular business hours on Monday, June 21, face masks will be optional for the public and employees inside the facility.


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 November 2021.

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

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