Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information

Emergency Resolution and Temporary Curfew

On April 3, Manatee County Commissioners approved a supplemental local emergency resolution creating a temporary local curfew from 11 p.m. to 5 a.m., seven days a week. It also gives law enforcement agencies the ability to enforce group gathering restrictions on private property, in conjunction with Governor DeSantis' Executive Order 20-91 & 20-92.

 

April 7 Update

On April 3, Manatee County Commissioners approved a supplemental local emergency resolution creating a temporary local curfew from 11 p.m. to 5 a.m., seven days a week.

On April 1, Governor Ron DeSantis issued a "Safer at Home" executive order for the state of Florida. The order states that "all persons in Florida shall limit their movements and personal interactions outside of their home to only those necessary to obtain or provide essential services or conduct essential activities." The order is in effect from 12:01 a.m. on Friday, April 3 through April 30. View FAQs about the executive order.

People over the age of 65 and anyone with high-risk conditions should remain in their residence and take all measures to limit the risk of exposure to COVID-19.

County-owned boat ramps and the County's public beaches are closed to the public. See full list of closures related to our parks and natural resources.

All Manatee County Government public buildings are closed to the public for walk-in services until April 30. See list of all closures and cancellations.

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.

To donate Personal Protection Equipment (PPE), call (941) 744-3939.

Recovery resources for businesses and employees are available at mymanatee.org/recovermanatee 

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

Manatee County Commissioners have declared a local state of emergency and Manatee County Government is monitoring coronavirus closely. Commissioners have approved a supplemental local emergency resolution creating a temporary local curfew from 11 p.m. to 5 a.m., seven days a week. It also gives law enforcement agencies the ability to enforce group gathering restrictions on private property, in conjunction with Governor DeSantis' Executive Order 20-91 & 20-92.

On April 1, Governor Ron DeSantis issued a "Safer at Home" executive order for the state of Florida. The order states that "all persons in Florida shall limit their movements and personal interactions outside of their home to only those necessary to obtain or provide essential services or conduct essential activities" and is in effect April 3 through April 30.

All bars, pubs and nightclubs in the state must remain closed. Restaurants can continue to offer delivery, carry-out or curbside service.

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Manatee County Government Updates

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.

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 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 weekend)

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

COVID-19 Protection Tips from FloridaHealth.gov

  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze. If you don’t have a tissue, cough or sneeze into your upper sleeve or elbow, not your hands.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water. If you don’t have soap and water, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
  • Try not to touch your face with unwashed hands.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces.
  • Don’t touch or shake hands with people who are sick.
  • Stay home when you’re sick, and keep your children home when they’re sick.
  • Protect yourself in gatherings and crowds (PDF)

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Manatee County Government Closures & Cancellations

Manatee County staff continue to serve the public and services will continue to operate despite the closure of public buildings. The public is encouraged to conduct transactions with the County online or over the phone whenever possible. Citizens can call 3-1-1 for more information.

Public Buildings

Manatee County Government public buildings will be closed to the public for walk-in services until April 30.

Public Meetings

As of March 18, the following meetings have been canceled or rescheduled:

  • March 23 Tourism Development Council Meeting - CANCELED
  • March 24 Port Manatee Meeting - CANCELED
  • March 26 Board of County Commissioners and Town of Longboat Key Joint Meeting - CANCELED
  • April 2 Land Use Meeting - Continued to May 7

Manatee County's Canvassing Board will still hold its scheduled public meetings on March 19 (4 p.m.), March 27 (4 p.m.) and April 1 (9 a.m.)

Other Events

 Additional events have been canceled. Check the relevant department and division webpages for the most up-to-date information.

Manatee County Government Social Media Updates

Manatee County COVID-19 Data Dashboard

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