Brevard County Emergency Management

We hope that your visit here will help you better understand the various aspects of Emergency Management, the three divisions of the Emergency Management Department, and what it is we do to assist you as members of our community in the event of disaster.

Please take the time to familiarize yourself with the information we have provided on this site. In the event of an actual emergency situation, your knowledge of what to do will be of great benefit to you and your family.

News & Social Media

COVID-19 Community Report October 14, 2020

Oct 15, 2020, 09:05 AM by Emergency Management
Community Report 20-071 October 14, 2020 6:30 PM

Community Report 20-071 October 14, 2020 6:30 PM

The CDC “Life is Better with Clean hands” campaign is designed to motivate adults and children to make clean hands part of their daily lives

Handwashing is one of the best way to protect yourself, your friends, and family from getting sick. Learn how you should wash your hands to stay healthy

EOC and LSA Status as of 10/14

ActivityAmount
Days Activated220
Face Masks Distributed1,800,724
Gowns Distributed132,112
Glove Pairs Distributed946,553
Calls Received34,539

Brevard Cares Program Total Statistics as of 10/14

ProgramStatistics
Individual Assistance1257 applications
Small Business Economic Relief Program2807 Applications
Small Business PPE Kits2058 Kits Distributed
Food Stability Farmer's Market11,702 Households
Food Stability Weekend Feeding40,833 Meals

COVID-19 Numbers

Daily Positive Cases

(select Brevard and cases by county tab)

Total Test Results to Date

(Scroll to Brevard report)

Brevard County

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

Farmer's Markets

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 40,833 weekend meals to date

To date, Brevard County’s “Pop up Pantry” feeding operation has distributed 2.07 million meals. From 10/6 –10/13, served approximately 2,780 cars and 26 walk-ups for a total 2,993 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

Health First

  • Appointment required, call 321-434-3131
  • Monday Saturday, 9 AM to 12 PM
  • Pro Health & Fitness, 255 Borman Drive, Merritt Island

Parrish

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

PartnerStatus
Patrick Air Force BasePatrick 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 COVID 19 (Coronavirus) Updates.

Space Coast Area Transit

Call 321-633-1878 for more information or visit Space Coast Area Transit

Cape Canaveral

Cape Canaveral COVID-19 Information

Cocoa

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

City of Cocoa COVID-19 Information

Cocoa Beach

Face masks are no longer required effective October 5, 2020

Visitors to City Hall are by appointment only, and must have their temperature taken prior to entering.

Grant - Valkaria

Face coverings are required for employees and visitors to Town Hall.

Grant Valkaria COVID-19 Information

Indialantic

Resolution 20-2020 encourages the use of Face Coverings and requires Businesses to post a Mask Policy

Indian Harbour Beach

Face coverings are required for businesses and patrons as well as in designated city facilities.

Executive Order 2020-03 requiring face masks is in effect until October 14, 2020

Malabar

Malabar COVID-19 Information or call 321-727-7764.

Melbourne

City of Melbourne COVID-19 Information

Melbourne BeachMelbourne Beach COVID-19 Information
Melbourne Village

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

Coronavirus Relief Fund (CRF) rent and utility payment assistance is available

Qualified organizations can apply for Community Development Block Grant –Coronavirus funding until October 30, 2020 by 3PM

Palm Bay COVID-19 information.

Palm Shores

Face coverings are required in Town Hall and recommended throughout the town effective September 30, 2020

Palm Shores COVID-19 Information

Rockledge

The use of face masks is strongly encouraged within the city limits through October 31, 2020.

Rockledge COVID-19 Information

Satellite Beach

Emergency ordinance 03-2020 requires face coverings at all indoor locations throughout the City through October 7, 2020.

Satellite Beach COVID-19 Information

Titusville

City Resolution 21-2020 encourages face coverings at all indoor locations

Titusville COVID-19 information

West Melbourne

The mask requirement in essential businesses has been extended to October 19, 2020

Masks must be worn in municipal buildings

West Melbourne COVID-19 information

State / National Highlights

The CDC has an new webpage that features new ways of trick or treating and other Halloween activities. These include:

  • When trick or treating or participating in other Halloween activities with people outside your household, wear a mask. You can make it fun by making your mask part of your costume, but when it comes to slowing the spread of COVID-19, a costume mask is not a substitute for a cloth mask. Also, do not wear a costume mask over a cloth mask. It can make breathing more difficult.
  • If you’re heading out to trick-or-treat this year, or planning to put candy out for trick-or treaters, remember to avoid direct contact with trick-or-treaters and give treats away outdoors if possible. Set up a station with individually bagged treats for kids to take, wash hands before handling treats, and wear a mask.
  • If you’re planning to participate in activities like decorating and carving pumpkins; visiting an orchard, forest or corn maze;attending an outdoor scavenger hunt; or hosting an outdoor costume party, remember to wear a mask, stay at least 6 feet from others who do not live with you, and wash your hands frequently.

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) have issued an update to CMS Memo QSO-20-38-NH to allow nursing homes to use either the state or federal published county positivity rates to determine the frequency of routine staff testing.

COVID-19 Resources

Contact Information

Brevard County

Brevard County Emergency Management is also providing updates via the following social media accounts:

Text Message Updates: Text BrevardEOC to 888-777

State / National

WhatWeDo

What We Do

Brevard County Emergency Management is responsible for the disaster preparedness of our residents; communication and coordination of emergency services before, during, and after a disaster; development of contingency and preparedness plans; and providing education on how to prepare for and reduce the effects of disasters. Emergency Management is an independent department of the county government, reporting to the Board of County Commissioners through the County Manager's Office.

Group of people working on emergency plan on a white board.

Our Mission

To provide Brevard County residents, businesses and industries, non-profit organizations, and local governments the education and support necessary to reduce the loss of life and human suffering; to minimize property damage; and to protect environmentally sensitive areas from all types of disasters through a comprehensive, risk-based, all-hazard emergency management program.

How to Receive Emergency Alerts in Brevard County

Woman checking her email.

AlertBrevard Notifications

If you register phone numbers and / or email addresses with AlertBrevard, you can receive automated notifications about boil-water notices, shelter-in-place or evacuation orders, law enforcement activity, etc. for your area.

These are based on the address you provide, such as your home, business, or elderly parent's home. You may choose a telephone call, text message and / or email delivery methods.

To register, click on "Alert Signup" using the blue task bar above.

This system is used by emergency management, Brevard County Sherrif's Office, and local police and utility departments.

Man checking phone messages.

Wireless Emergency Alerts

These are sent to your cell phone and bounce off the cell towers only in a certain / affected area for:

Weather-related alerts issued by the National Weather Service

Amber Alerts (missing children) issued by law enforcement

Other imminent threats to life or safety issued by Emergency Management

Alerts issued by the President

These alerts look like a short text message and have a unique tone and vibration; you do not need to sign up for them; they are automatically enabled. All cell phones with Wireless Emergency Alerts enabled will receive alerts issued for the designated area, per their GPS location, even if they are visiting from another area.

Woman checking social media on phone while drinking coffee.

Social Media

If you select "See First" on Brevard County Emergency Management's Facebook page, our posts will show up at the top of your news feed when you log in or open the app.

Follow us on Facebook and Twitter at BrevardEOC.

Text message (text BREVARDEOC to 888777)

NextDoor is also utilized by Brevard County Emergency Management to notify the public of immediate threats to their safety. Because everyone in Brevard County who signs up for NextDoor automatically receives our posts, we use it sparingly.

With social media, you'll see emergency messages, Emergency Operations Center activations (often due to space launches), general preparedness tips, and information about major road closures and prescribed burns. These are not based on your location.

Be Prepared

Preparation is a year-round activity, and you can help those around you be prepared in the event of a disaster, by following these steps.

Types of Hazards

The first step to understanding risk in our community is to learn about the potential hazards.

Brevard County Emergency Operations Center Activation Levels

2

Current Activation Level

  • 1
    Full Scale Activation of the County Emergency Operations Center
  • 2
    Partial Activation of the County Emergency Operations Center
  • 3
    Monitoring - Normal Operations