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This is the image for the news article titled Walk-up COVID-19 test site opens at Lincoln Park on Thursday, May 28
Walk-up COVID-19 test site opens at Lincoln Park on Thursday, May 28
05/26/2020
Florida Division of Emergency Management will open a new walk-up COVID-19 test center in Manatee County beginning Thursday.
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State approves Manatee County vacation rental reopening plan
05/21/2020
Manatee County received state approval for its plan to allow local vacation rentals reopen safely and quickly under a set of health and safety protocols.
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Manatee County Commissioners approve sending vacation reopening plan to state leaders for final review, approval
05/19/2020
Manatee County Commissioners today unanimously approved sending a plan to allow local vacation rentals to resume operations to the state leaders for final review and approval.
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This is the image for the news article titled Parts of Robinson Preserve to close as expansion project resumes May 26
Parts of Robinson Preserve to close as expansion project resumes May 26
05/15/2020
Work is set to resume on the final construction phases at Manatee County's popular Robinson Preserve Expansion. The Parks and Natural Resources Department will oversee habitat restoration on 135 acres located at the expansion area of Manatee County’s most popular natural preserve.
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Public beach parking time limits lifted, Bayfront Park to reopen May 13
05/12/2020
Social distancing requirements will remain but parking limits will be lifted at Manatee County's public beach parking beginning tomorrow, May 13.
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Next segment of 44th Avenue expansion begins next week
05/08/2020
Construction to extend 44th Avenue East from 45th Street East to I-75, including the critical bridge across the Braden River, begins Monday.
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Manatee County Commissioners approve additional funding for COVID-19 testing
05/05/2020
County Commissioners today authorized spending an additional $100,000 from the County’s Disaster Recovery Reserve to purchase additional COVID-19 testing kits to help the County reach its new goal of testing 2 percent of Manatee County residents.
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County, DOH, MCR Health officials announce COVID-19 testing updates
05/04/2020
Manatee County's community-wide effort to test local residents for COVID-19 has expanded by more than 30 percent over the past week, and Manatee County residents will have even more options for local testing in coming weeks.
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Manatee County accepting applications for 2020 Value Adjustment Board
04/22/2020
Manatee County has an opening for a citizen member on the 2020 Value Adjustment Board which hears appeals regarding denied property tax exemptions, petitions relating to assessments, and appeals concerning ad valorem tax deferrals.
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This is the image for the news article titled Manatee County Commissioners rescind local curfew, approve funding for COVID-19 testing, personal protective equipment
Manatee County Commissioners rescind local curfew, approve funding for COVID-19 testing, personal protective equipment
04/21/2020
County Commissioners today rescinded a local curfew and authorized spending up to $100,000 to purchase another 1,200 COVID-19 testing kits and personal protective equipment (PPE) to boost the numbers of Manatee County residents who can be tested for the coronavirus.
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Manatee County emphasizes efforts to protect first responders, announces additional closures
03/31/2020
Manatee County Public Safety officials today stepped up efforts to keep first responders safe during the COVID-19 response in coming weeks with a direct appeal to both business owners and Manatee County residents.
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Manatee County Animal Services aims to Clear the Shelter, will offer free pet food next week
03/27/2020
Manatee County foster families have stepped up to help Animal Services (MCAS) empty the kennel over the past week. Manatee County residents can help the shelter maintain its record low numbers in coming days.
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Manatee County announces parks, boat ramp updates
03/25/2020
County leaders today announced several updates in the community-wide response to the COVID-19 response.
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Manatee County Utilities remind residents, 'No Wipes in the Pipes'
03/23/2020
During a time when toilet paper can be hard to come by, Manatee County Utilities officials are reminding residents to avoid flushing anything except toilet paper. Wipes, tissues, paper towels and other products simply shouldn't go down the drain.
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Manatee County to offer complimentary MCAT service beginning tomorrow, March 23
03/22/2020
Recognizing the adverse economic impacts of the coronavirus pandemic for area residents, Manatee County Area Transit (MCAT) is offering free fixed route transit and Handy Bus service starting on Monday, March 23, including the MCAT Route 99 buses that travel into Sarasota County.
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Manatee County public safety, health officials: local residents 'must be proactive, not reactive'
03/16/2020
Manatee County Commissioners declared a local state of emergency shortly after Public Safety and Health Department leaders urged Manatee County residents not to panic but to take the coronavirus seriously and to practice good hand washing and social distancing.
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MANATEE COUNTY COMMISSIONERS TO CONSIDER LOCAL STATE OF EMERGENCY DECLARATION MONDAY, MARCH 16 AT 1:30 P.M.
03/15/2020
Emergency declaration allows local officials to respond more quickly, efficiently to meet urgent needs in the community
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County Administrator delivers Annual Report highlighting year of progress, change
03/10/2020
Manatee County Administrator Cheri Coryea marked the completion of a successful first year on the job by delivering the 2019 Annual Report to County Commissioners today.
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This is the image for the news article titled Manatee County to roll out 3-1-1 number for non-emergency requests on March 11 at 3:11 p.m.
Manatee County to roll out 3-1-1 number for non-emergency requests on March 11 at 3:11 p.m.
03/04/2020
Contacting Manatee County for non-emergency help will become easier than ever before on March 11 when ten unique County information and request lines will be consolidated into one. Manatee County's new One Call Resolution Center will officially begin taking calls on March 11 at 3:11 p.m.
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County invites public to 2020 Hurricane Preparedness Expo
02/03/2020
Manatee County residents will have an opportunity to get free expert advice on preparing their homes and families for Hurricane Season at Manatee County's first Hurricane Preparedness Expo next month.
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Manatee County neighborhood leaders invited to 2020 Manasota Neighborhoods Summit
01/31/2020
Community leaders are invited to attend the Manasota Neighborhoods Summit on Feb. 21, hosted by Neighborhood Services staff from Manatee County, Sarasota County and the City of Sarasota.
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Manatee County seeks public involvement with Local Mitigation Strategy Plan
10/29/2019
Manatee County is seeking public comment on its updated Local Mitigation Strategy (LMS), a plan for how to proactively prepare for and handle disasters and emergencies in the community.
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