My heart and prayers go out to everyone and their families throughout the city, state, country and world as we go through the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). Please be diligent in following the guidelines of the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and stay tuned to the local and federal updates.
To receive coronavirus updates by phone, text Manateeready (one word) to 888-777.
You can also bookmark these links:
Manatee County Government - information on closures and news in unincorporated Manatee County.
City of Bradenton - information on closures and news in the city of Bradenton.
Manatee County School Board - information on virtual learning and food distribution
Recovery resources for businesses and employees are now available at mymanatee.org/recovermanatee
This is an enormous challenge for everyone. The virus is impacting people of every age, race, gender, and income level. We are in this together. During this stressful time, it’s important to look not only at our physical health, but our emotional health as well. Consider reviewing the CDC’s site on Stress & Coping.
While practicing social distancing, take advantage of technology. Zoom, FaceTime, Facebook Messenger, whatsapp - all allow you to connect via video with friends, family, and colleagues.
While we adjust to our new roles and situation, let’s remember to be kind, look out for one another, take care of our health, and stay calm. This too shall pass and we will come out stronger on the other side.