Manatee Health Line for those that believe they may have COVID-19 – available 24/7 – 1 (866) 779-6121 or email COVIDfirstname.lastname@example.org or 941-242-6649 8am – 5pm Mon-Fri
Manatee County 311 Call Center – Mon-Fri 8am-8pm; Sat-Sun 8am-5pm – open to the public for general questions
View Information about the coronavirus and Manatee County updates to include local closures and cancellations.
Businesses impacted by COVID-19 are encouraged to participate in the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity’s business damage assessment survey. Gathering data on the impact caused by COVID-19 now will help ensure that Florida communities can recover as quickly as possible.
Business Damage Assessment Survey – Floridadisaster.biz
Short term, interest-free working capital bridge loans for Florida small businesses. Applications accepted through May 8, 2020.
Florida Small Business Emergency Bridge Loan Program
Longer term, low interest loans up to $2 million in economic assistance to help small businesses overcome the temporary loss of revenue resulting from the disaster. These loans may be used to pay fixed debts, payroll, accounts payable and other bills that can’t be paid because of the disaster’s impact.
SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loans
Manatee County Business Recovery Resource- Your Go To Business Information Kit
Employees negatively impacted due to mitigation efforts to stop the spread of COVID-19 may apply for unemployment benefits, now referred to as Reemployment Assistance
Apply for Benefits – Reemployment Assistance
Employment resource for employers and those seeking employment. See whose hiring; employers post your jobs
Resources to help with financial hardships during the crisis – Call 211 or visit United Way’s website
United Way Suncoast Coronavirus Assistance Center
Community Facebook Page – share your positivity or how you can help your community get through the trying times #ManateeStrong
Volunteer your time to help out in the community
Donate to your local food bank