COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Are the beaches of the Bradenton Area open?
A: Yes, all public beaches in the Bradenton Area are open and ready for visitors.

Q: Are Bradenton Area parks open?
A: Yes, the parks and preserves in the Bradenton Area are open. Per a federal Executive Order, masks or face coverings are required on all federal sites, including De Soto National Memorial in Bradenton.

Q: Are masks mandatory in the Bradenton Area?
A: While Manatee County does not have a mandatory mask mandate, we ask all visitors and residents to follow CDC Guidelines regarding face coverings in public.

Q: Are Bradenton Area restaurants and shops open? At what capacity?
A: Effective September 25, 2020 all establishments are allowed to open at full capacity while maintaining adequate sanitation practices.

Q: Are international visitors allowed to visit the Bradenton Area?
A: All air passengers coming to the United States, including U.S. citizens, are required to have a negative COVID-19 test result or documentation of recovery from COVID-19 before they board a flight to the United States.

Q: Are masks required on public transportation such as the Anna Maria Island trolley?
A: Per a federal executive order, masks are required on planes, buses, trains, and other forms of public transportation traveling into, within, or out of the United States.

Q: Who can be vaccinated in Florida? 
A: Starting April 5, 2021, anyone 18 and older is eligable to recieve a COVID-19 vaccination.