Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information

Update for week of September 21

On Sept. 25, Gov. DeSantis announced Florida will enter Phase 3 of reopening, effective immediately.

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.

Visit one of our six branches to receive a pack of five masks.

On July 27, County Commissioners enacted a local resolution requiring face coverings inside businesses in Manatee County. Local cities may enact their own requirements. On Aug. 25, Commissioners voted to amend the local face mask resolution, removing the requirement for houses of worship.

Applications are temporarily closed for the Manatee CARES Housing Assistance Program, the Recover Manatee Safety First Small Business Grant Program and Manatee CARES Act Funding for Nonprofits.

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

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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