For ways to experience the Bradenton/Anna Maria Island/Longboat Key Area safely from home,
please visit our Bring Bradenton Home page.

Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport is committed to meeting all CDC social distancing reccommendations and is making cleanliness their top priority. Please visit their non-stop flights page for routes that are currently operating to SRQ airport. 

Updated June 25th at 2:30 PM EST

The Bradenton Area Convention & Visitors Bureau (BACVB) is committed to the safety of its visitors, partners and community. We ask that all visitors and locals of the Bradenton Area follow health and safety recommendations from health professionals. We are monitoring the situation closely and are in contact with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Florida Department of Health. For conditions on the State of Florida, please visit the Florida NOW page on Visit Florida's website. 

The Centers for Disease Control has issued new face mask guidance and is asking people to wear masks when out in public. To learn more about face mask coverings, please visit the CDC's website

The CDC encourages to practice social distancing when out in public places. Here is more information about practicing social distancing.


Beaches, Parks & Preserves

As of Monday, May 4, 2020, Bradenton Area beaches are open. 

For more information, please visit Manatee County Parks & Preserves Closures Due to COVID-19.


Face Coverings

The City of Holmes Beach on Anna Maria Island has issued a mandatory face covering ordinance to take effect Sunday, June 28th at 5 p.m. Violators will receive one warning, then a $250 fine. A second offense carries a $500 fine.

The City of Anna Maria on Anna Maria Island has issued a mandatory face covering ordinance beginning at 8:00 AM on Saturday, June 27th. Violators will be fined $50 for every violation.


Travel Restrictions & Accommodations 

The Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation and the Executive Office of the Governor Ron DeSantis have approved the Manatee County Vacation Rentals Plan for Phased Opening, effective immediately. The plan will be reviewed at least bi-weekly and updated as necessary so please check back often.

To read the approved plan in its entirety, please click here.



Beginning June 6th, the Anna Maria Island Trolley will return to its normal schedule including evening service.


Restaurants, Bars & Retail

Effective May 18, 2020, restaurants and food establishments may allow on-premises consumption of food and beverages so long as they adopt appropriate social distancing measures and limit their indoor occupancy to no more than 50% of the building’s capacity. Outdoor seating is permissible with a minimum of 6 feet between parties, seating parties of 10 or fewer people only and keeping bar counters closed to seating. Restaurants statewide can remain open for delivery and take-out services.

Effective June 5, 2020, retail establishments may operate at full capacity with responsible social distancing and sanitization protocols.

Effective June 5, 2020, entertainment activities (i.e.: movie theaters and bowling alleys) may operate at 50% capacity.

Effective June 26, 2020 establishments that derive more than 50% of their gross revenue from the sales of alcohol beverages must suspend sales of alcohol for consumption on the premises. These establishments can continue to sell beverages in sealed containers for consumption off premises (package sales)


If you are a resident looking for information about government facility closures, please see Manatee County's COVID-19 information page

If you are a member of the Bradenton Area tourism industry, please see our industry resources page.