The Florida Department of Health reported 73,199 new COVID-19 cases statewide during the week of July 16-22, a 61% increase from the previous week.
To reduce your risk:
- Get a COVID-19 vaccine
- Wear a mask
- Wash your hands
- Avoid crowds; social distance
- Clean and disinfect surfaces
The Florida Department of Health in Manatee County and the Florida Division of Emergency Management offer COVID-19 testing and vaccination at the Palmetto Bus Station, 1802 Eighth Ave. W. in Palmetto from 9 a.m.- 4 p.m. weekdays. Testing (including both PCR and rapid testing) and vaccinations (Moderna) are free, and no appointment is necessary. Visitors are asked to bring proof of Florida residency such as a driver’s license or utility bill with a Florida address. For more information, call 941-242-6646.
Vaccinations are also available at CVS, Publix, Walgreens, Walmart and Winn-Dixie stores.