Director of Public Safety Jacob Saur said local first responders and healthcare workers are in short supply of personal protection equipment (PPE), and asked community businesses to help donating unused N-95 masks, surgical masks and gloves. Businesses interested in donating these items are asked to call (941) 744-3939.


State Surgeon General Scott Rivkees’ advises that anyone who believes they may have been exposed to COVID-19 should contact the local health department prior to traveling to a doctor’s office or hospital. Manatee County residents or visitors should call DOH’s local hotline at (941) 242-6649 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekdays.

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