Oct 1, 2020, 08:42 AM
Community Report 20-069 September 30, 2020 5:30 PM
Preventative steps you can take if pregnant during COVID
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention offers guidance for pregnancy during COVID. Pregnant peoplemight be at an increased risk for severe illness from COVID-19, including preterm births
EOC and LSA Status as of 9/30
|Face Masks Distributed||1,712,224|
|Glove Pairs Distributed||933,853|
Brevard Cares Program Total Statistics as of 9/30
|Individual Assistance||1192 applications|
|Small Business Economic Relief Program||2625 Applications|
|Small Business PPE Kits||2000 Kits Distributed|
|Food Stability Farmer's Market||8165 Households|
|Food Stability Weekend Feeding||37,593 Meals|
Daily Positive Cases
(select Brevard and cases by county tab)
Total Test Results to Date
(Scroll to Brevard report)
Small Business Grant Available
Visit the Brevard CARES website for access to the Small Business and Nonprofit Organizations grant online application .
Small businesses and nonprofit organizations may be eligible for grants of up to $10,000 to offset expenses and lost revenue related to impacts from COVID-19.
Application period remains open.
Mortgage Assistance Program
Applicants for the Rental and Mortgage Assistance Program, Utility and Security Deposit Program, and a Food Stability Program must review and submit all of the required documents and attachments to qualify for assistance as instructed on the
Housing and Human Services Coronavirus Assistance Program application form
The UF/Brevard Extension Service is hosting two farmer’s market locations where eligible residents can obtain CARES Act dollars for vendor purchases.
Thursdays at Wickham Park, 2500 Parkway Drive Melbourne, 3-6 PM
Fridays at the Welcome Center, 419 South Hopkins Avenue, Titusville, 3-6 PM
1st / 3rd Saturdays at Riverview Park in Melbourne from 10am - 3pm
2nd / 4th Saturday at 4220 Dixie Highway NE in Palm Bay from 10am - 2pm
Community Feeding Operations
For information on food pantry locations and how to access help, utilize the United Way of Brevard’s COVID-19 Community Resource guide.
It is recommended that you call ahead to verify availability.
Effective today, Brevard County Public Schools continue to offer meals for all children up to 18 years old at various food distribution sites through December 31.
Food distribution locations are open Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays.
The county has partnered with the Children’s Hunger Project to distribute 37,593 weekend meals to date
To date, Brevard County’s “Pop up Pantry” feeding operation has distributed 1.9 million meals. From 9/23 –9/29, served approximately 3,030 cars and 47 walk-ups for a total 3,636 families
Brevard County COVID-19 Testing Sites
Department of Health - Brevard
- Appointment required, call 321-454-7141
- Monday –Friday, 8:15 AM to 12 PM
- Viera Clinic, 2555 Judge Fran Jamieson Way
- Testing available for adults and children of all ages
EFSC Palm Bay Campus
- Drive through, no appointment required
- Monday Sunday, 9 AM to 5 PM
- 250 Community College Parkway. (Use the entrance from San Filippo Dr. SE & Jupiter Blvd.)
- Testing available for adults 18 and over with Photo ID, children 5 and over with parental consent
- Self swab symptomatic lane open
- Antibody testing available for individuals 18 and older
- Appointment required, call 321-434-3131
- Monday Saturday, 9 AM to 12 PM
- Pro Health & Fitness, 255 Borman Drive, Merritt Island
Appointment required for locations, call 321-268-6139 or text “covid test” to 321-204-1699.
- Tuesday, 1:30 to 3:30 PM, at the Parrish Health and Fitness Center parking lot, 2210 Cheney Hwy, Titusville
- Wednesday, 12 PM to 3 PM, at the Greater St. James Missionary Baptist Church, grass lot south of church 2396 Harry T. Moore Ave. Mims
- Thursday, 12 PM to 1 PM, at the Harry T. Moore Social Services Center parking lot, 725 S. Deleon Ave. Titusville
- Friday, 9 AM to 12 PM, at the Parrish Medical Offices parking lot, 7075 US 1 Port St. John
- Saturday, 9AM to 11 AM, at the Gibson Youth Center parking lot, 835 Sycamore St. Titusville
EOC Partner Status
|Patrick Air Force Base||Patrick Air Force Base COVID-19 Updates|
|Brevard Public Schools|
Brevard Public Schools Covid-19 Dashboard is now available,
providing information on the schools with COVID-19 positive cases, as well as quarantine statistics for individual schools. The site is updated every Tuesday and Friday.
Brevard Public Schools Athletic Venues Updates are available regarding safety measures at venues and ticket information for each school. All venues are limited to 25% capacity and ticket availability is extremely limited
Brevard Public Schools COVID 19 (Coronavirus) Updates.
|Space Coast Area Transit|
Space Coast Area Transit will begin collecting fares again on October 1, 2020
Fixed routes remain on regular service except an end to routes 4 and 9 as of 9 PM with front and rear boarding
Riders are requested to continue to wear masks, use hand sanitizer, and keep 6 feet from other riders when possible
Call 321-633-1878 for more information or visit Space Coast Area Transit
City Hall and the offices at Nancy Hanson Recreation Complex are closed to public visitors. All city services remain intact and meetings will be by appointment only.
Cape Canaveral COVID-19 Information
Face coverings are required in places open to the public
City of Cocoa Offering Coronavirus Water Utilities and Rental & Mortgage Assistance for citizens living within the city limits of Cocoa through City of Cocoa Coronavirus Relief Fund
- Electronic applications are available online and can be submitted via email at: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Hard copy applications are available at 65 Stone Street, Cocoa, FL 32922 in the lobby. Applications will be picked up Monday-Friday at 4PM with stamped date.
- Only complete applications with COVID-19 hardship from March 1, 2020 -December 20, 2020 will be accepted.
City of Cocoa COVID-19 Information
Visitors to City Hall are by appointment only, and must have their temperature taken prior to entering.
Emergency Declaration 4 requires the use of face coverings.
|Grant - Valkaria|
Face coverings are required for employees and visitors to Town Hall.
Grant Valkaria COVID-19 Information
All town facilities closed to public only open by appointment only. Call 321-723-2242 or email Indialantic Town Hall
Emergency Order 2020-14 requires face coverings
in essential businesses and signage on all businesses regarding mask policies.
Police services may be reached at 321-723-7788 or email Indialantic Police.
|Indian Harbour Beach|
Face coverings are required for businesses and patrons as well as in designated city facilities.
Indian Harbor Beach Ordinance on Face Coverings, Notice to Businesses and Face Covering Guidelines.
Indian Harbor Beach COVID-19 Information
Malabar COVID-19 Information or call 321-727-7764.
City of Melbourne COVID-19 Information
|Melbourne Beach||Melbourne Beach COVID-19 Information|
Daily operations continue by phone and email. Visitors to the office will be escorted and screened.
E-mail Melbourne Village, call (321) 723-8300 or visit Melbourne Village website.
Palm Bay COVID-19 information.
Face coverings are required in indoor public locations and outdoors when not maintaining
social distancing from others.
Palm Shores COVID-19 Information
The use of face masks is strongly encouraged within the city limits.
Rockledge COVID-19 Information
Emergency ordinance 03-2020 requires face coverings
at all indoor locations throughout the City.
Satellite Beach COVID-19 Information
City Resolution 21-2020 encourages face coverings at all indoor locations
Titusville COVID-19 information
The masking requirement in essential businesses has been extended to September 28
All businesses in West Melbourne must post their face mask policy
Customers of specific essential businesses must wear a mask while inside the essential businesses, with certain exemptions
Additional West Melbourne businesses, at their discretion, may opt-into the emergency ordinance such that the Police Department is able to enforce the ordinance within their particular business
Municipal buildings are closed to the public except for the purpose of City Council and City board meetings, and for voting on election days
West Melbourne COVID-19 information
State / National Highlights
Governor Ron DeSantis issued Executive Order 20-44, declaring counties may enter Phase 3, effective immediately. EO 20-44 supersedes
and eliminates any previous restrictions issued. Per the order:
- No COVID-19 emergency ordinance may prevent an individual from working or from operating a business
- Restaurants, including any establishment with a food service license, may not be limited by a COVID-19 emergency order by any local government to less than 50% of their indoor capacity. If a restaurant in limited to less than 100% of its indoor capacity,
such limitation must quantify the economic impact of each limitation/requirement on that restaurant and explain why each is necessary for public health
- Suspension of individual fines and penalties associated with COVID-19 enforcement
Phase III: Safe. Smart. Step-by-Step. Plan for Florida's Recovery includes:
- Vulnerable populations should inform their employer that they are a member of the vulnerable population so that their employers can plan accordingly
- Employers may considered teleworking for vulnerable populations
- Employers should take prudent and practical measures to ensure employees do not enter the premises, if they believe they are infected with COVID-19 or show symptoms of influenza like illness
- Local Government meetings should return to in-person quorum and public participation for local government bodies
- Bars, pubs, and nightclubs that derive more than 50% of their sales from alcohol, may operate at full capacity with limited social distancing protocols
- Restaurants and food service establishments may operate at full capacity with limited social distancing protocols
- Gyms and fitness centers should open to full capacity but should maintain adequate sanitation practices among employees and patrons during all hours of operation
- Theme parks may return to normal operations with limited social distancing protocols
- Retail businesses may operate at full capacity, and should continue to maintain adequate sanitation practices for employees and patrons
The Florida Department of Health urges Floridians to answer calls from (833) 673-0864 (0865, 0866, 0867, 0868), (833) 443-5364, (850) 583-2419, or county health departments regarding #COVID19 contact tracing.
Brevard County Emergency Management is also providing updates via the following social media accounts:
Text Message Updates: Text BrevardEOC to 888-777
State / National