The Bradenton/Anna Maria Island/Longboat Key Area is open for visitors. Please practice CDC guidelines while visiting our destination. For more information about visiting responsibly, click here


For more COVID-19 resources please visit the Mantee County COVID-19 Information page


Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport (SRQ) 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 October 2nd at 3:30 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.

Beginning July 27th face coverings are mandatory in all Manatee County businesses. Individuals in violation of this resolution will recieve a citation first in the form of a written warning, second as a $50 fine and finally as a $125 fine. 


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. 

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. 

The Town of Longboat Key is requiring face coverings in all outdoor and indoor public spaces. 

The City of Bradenton passed Emergency Ordinance #3067 that mandates that business owners display a sign at all public entrances that face coverings are "required or requested" inside the business. The Ordinance takes effect at 12:01 a.m. Friday, July 17 and is valid for 60 days unless otherwise extended or repealed before 60 days.


Travel Restrictions & Accommodations 

As of August 6th restrictions against travelers from the states of New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut have been lifted and no self isolation is required.

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 September 25, 2020 all establishments are allowed to open at full capacity while maintaining adequate sanitation practices.


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.