Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information

Update for week of May 10

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.


Manatee County is no longer holding first dose vaccination events. If you have already received your first dose at a Manatee County-operated vaccine site, you can find your second dose date herePlease print and complete a consent form to bring to the site. 

COVID-19 vaccinations are also available at select CVSPublix, Walgreens, Walmart and Winn-Dixie locations in Manatee County. Visit the Florida Department of Health website for a list of other vaccination locations.

View more vaccination information.


The regional testing site is located to 5400 Bradenton Road, Sarasota. See more COVID-19 testing information.

Other Updates

Free Mask Up Manatee masks are available at  Manatee County Public Library locations while supplies last. View library locations and hours.

On Sept. 25, Gov. DeSantis announced Florida will enter Phase 3 of reopening, effective immediately. View Executive Order 20-244. On Sept. 29, Manatee County Commissioners repealed a mandatory face covering resolution, replacing it with a position by unanimous proclamation that anyone in Manatee County should continue to wear masks if they're unable to socially distance indoors.

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

Manatee County Government Social Media Updates

Manatee County COVID-19 Data Dashboard

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