Bradenton Area Convention Center One Haben Boulevard, Palmetto - Longboat Key Room 9:00 a.m. - August 11, 2020
August 11, 2020 - Regular Meeting
Agenda Item #35

Discussion of On-going Issues Relative to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Emergency

Briefing Provided Upon Request

Contact and/or Presenter Information

Jacob Saur, Public Safety Director, ext. 3585

Cheri Coryea, County Administrator, ext. 3468

Action Requested

Discussion of on-going issues relative to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) emergency.

Extension of the local State of Emergency for an additional seven days.

Enabling/Regulating Authority

Sections 252.38 and 252.46, Florida Statutes
Section 2-13-17 of the Manatee County Code

Background Discussion
  • On April 1, 2020, Governor Ron DeSantis issued Executive Orders 20-91 and 20-92, setting forth essential services and activities during the COVID-19 emergency.
  • On April 3, 2020, to further combat the spread of COVID-19, and to protect the health, safety, and welfare of the citizenry, the Board of County Commissioners adopted Resolution R-20-053, a supplemental resolution of the Board reaffirming a state of local emergency, establishing a curfew, prohibiting social gatherings of ten or more people, providing for enforcement on both public and private properties, and providing for penalties.
  • On April 10, 2020, the Board adopted Resolution R-20-056 reaffirming the State of Local Emergency; amending the local curfew; prohibiting gatherings of ten or more people; providing for enforcement on public property and in public spaces; providing guidelines when dealing with homeless persons; and providing for penalties.
  • At their meeting on April 17, 2020, the Board authorized and directed the Board Chair to extend the curfew set forth in Resolution R-20-056 through Tuesday, April 21, 2020.  The Board subsequently rescinded the curfew at their April 21 meeting.
  • At the Board's meeting of April 28, 2020, the County Administrator provided a report on efforts to draft re-entry processes throughout the County.
  • On April 29, 2020, Governor DeSantis issued Executive Order 20-112 outlining Phase 1 for a Safe. Smart. Step-by-Step. Plan for Florida's Recovery.
  • Executive Order 20-114 was put into place extending the State of Emergency for the State of Florida for 60 days.
  • On May 15, 2020, Governor DeSantis issued Executive Order 20-123 outlining the Full Phase 1 of the Safe. Smart. Step-by-Step. Plan for Florida's Recovery.
  • Executive Order 20-139 was issued by the Governor on June 3, 2020 (effective June 5, 2020) and outlines Phase 2 of the Safe. Smart. Step-by-Step. Plan for Florida's Recovery.
  • On July 7, 2020, Executive Order 20-166 was issued to extend the State of Emergency for the State of Florida for 60 days.
On July 27, 2020, the Board approved the implemetation ofEmergency resolution addresing a mandate for Face Coverings, during the local State of Emergency period.

County Attorney Review
Not Reviewed (No apparent legal issues)

Explanation of Other

Reviewing Attorney

Instructions to Board Records


Cost and Funds Source Account Number and Name

Amount and Frequency of Recurring Costs

Attachment:  Governor's Executive Order 20-91.pdf
Attachment:  Governor's Executive Order 20-92.pdf
Attachment:  Resolution R-20-041.pdf
Attachment:  Resolution R-20-045.pdf
Attachment:  Resolution R-20-053.pdf
Attachment:  Resolution R-20-056.pdf
Attachment:  Governor's Executive Order 20-112.pdf
Attachment:  Task Force Report.pdf
Attachment:  Governor's Executive Order 20-114.pdf
Attachment:  Governor's Executive Order 20-123.pdf
Attachment:  Plan for Florida's Recovery - Full Phase 1 Outline.pdf
Attachment:  Governor's Executive Order 20-139.pdf
Attachment:  FAQs for Florida's Phase 2 Plan.pdf
Attachment:  City of Anna Maria COVID 19 Order No. 2 - Vacation Rental Reservations - March 24 2020.pdf
Attachment:  Governor's Executive Order 20-166.pdf