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COVID-19 Beach, Recreation Facilities, Business Openings

COVID-19 Beach, Recreation Facilities, Business Openings

We want our guests to enjoy their time while visiting our area while our state slowly reopens to insure the safety of our residents and guests alike.  Please find a list of resources to better serve you in your search for places to eat, play, shop and take full advantage of what our community has to offer at this time.

Florida is currently under the Governor’s order for “Phase 2: Safe. Smart. Step-by-Step. Plan for Florida’s Recovery.”

  • Restaurants and retail businesses can open at 50% capacity.
  • Stand-alone bars (establishments not serving food) are closed.
  • Barbershops and cosmetology salons may open with social distancing and precautionary measures.
  • Gyms and fitness centers may reopen at 50% occupancy with social distancing measures in effect for classes and sufficient sanitation supplies provided for a patron’s self-cleaning of surfaces and machines following each use.
  • Stand alone massage therapists are not included in the Full Phase 1 of the Governor’s Reopening Plan. The Governor’s most recent order opens cosmetology establishments so that a massage therapist can proceed if it operates within a licensed cosmetology establishment.


Manatee County: CLICK HERE

Sarasota County: CLICK HERE

Longboat Key – PUBLIC Beaches are closed as of July 1st: CLICK HERE




Longboat Observer List: CLICK HERE

Herald Tribune List: CLICK HERE



Herald-Tribune: CLICK HERE

Bradenton Herald: CLICK HERE

Islander (Anna Maria Island): CLICK HERE

Longboat Observer: CLICK HERE

Sarasota Magazine: CLICK HERE