Manatee County extends closure of public buildings to April 30

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Manatee County extends closure of public buildings to April 30
Posted on 04/01/2020

MANATEE COUNTY, FL (April 1, 2020) – In accordance with Gov. Ron DeSantis's "Safer at Home" direction today (Executive Order 20-91) Manatee County Government offices will remain closed to the public through April 30.

County and municipal officials are thoroughly reviewing the governor's order this evening and tomorrow morning before announcing whether additional local actions will be taken.

"Today's message is reemphasizing to our citizens that we must do more to prevent the spread of the coronavirus," said County Commission Chair Betsy Benac. "We’ve got to make sure everyone is following CDC direction on social distancing to ensure our residents are being as safe as possible."

Manatee County Government buildings were initially closed to the public on March 18. Nearly all County employees have transitioned to home offices or remain working in the field to serve the public. The public is encouraged to conduct transactions with the County online or over the phone whenever possible. Citizens can call 3-1-1 for more information.

Manatee County Area Transit services continue to operate, but they are asking passengers to limit trips to essential travel only.

Miscellaneous updates

Manatee County Animal Services distributed free pet food, kitty litter and pet treats to another 200+ pet owners today at Manatee County Cat Town, 216 6th Ave E, Bradenton. The freebies were donated by Florida State Animal Response Coalition, and the Greater Good. Additional free food and treats will be given out again tomorrow from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. while supplies last. No cat food is left.

Jiggs Landing Outpost cabin and boat rentals, boat tours, concessions and restrooms are now temporarily closed.

For a full list of closures and cancellations, visit

For more information on Manatee County Government, visit or call (941) 748-4501. You can also follow us on Facebook at and on Twitter, @ManateeGov.