Manatee County Government Administration Building Honorable Patricia M. Glass Chambers, First Floor 2:00 p.m. - April 28, 2020
REVISED April 28, 2020 - Virtual Emergency Meeting - COVID 19
Agenda Item #1

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


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.

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  The Board subsequently rescinded the curfew at the April 21 meeting and scheduled a meeting for April 28 to receive further updates on the COVID 19 event.
  • An update will be provided on the current status of test kits and testing since the Board approval on April 21 for the expenditure of up to $100,000 for test kits and PPEs (personal protective equipment).
  • The County Administrator will provide a report on efforts to draft re-entry processes throughout the County.

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:  Public Comments.pdf
Attachment:  On-going Issues Related to COVID 19 - BOCC 04282020 Presentation.pdf
Attachment:  COVID 19 Reopening Strategies - BOCC 04282020 Presentation.pdf
Attachment:  State of Florida Executive Order Quick Guide COVID-19.pdf
Attachment:  Manatee County BCC Resolutions Quick Guide COVID-19.pdf
Attachment:  Guidelines for Opening Up America Again.pdf
Attachment:  State of Florida COVID 19 Upates.pdf
Attachment:  Manatee County Government COVID 19 Updates.pdf
Attachment:  Additional Public Comments.pdf