Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information

Free COVID-19 testing and vaccination sites

The Florida Department of Health in Manatee County (DOH-Manatee) and Manatee County Government have teamed up to offer a location for free COVID-19 testing. Visit our COVID-19 Testing Information page for more information.

Free COVID-19 vaccinations are available by appointment only at the Florida Department of Health in Manatee. View more vaccination information.

If your COVID-19 vaccination card is lost or you need replacement COVID-19 vaccination card, please call the Department of Health at (941) 242-6646. 


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 August 2022.

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. 

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
Email: [email protected]