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 December 30, 2020

Jan 4, 2021, 09:08 AM by Emergency Management
Community Report 20-080 December 16, 2020 7:15 PM

Community Report December 30, 2020 7:30 PM

EOC Activation Day 296

The CDC suggests the safest way to celebrate the new year is at home with the people who live with you or virtually with friends and family. Travel and gatherings with family and friends who do not live with you can increase your chances of getting and spreading COVID-19. If you are celebrating the New Year with people outside your household, make sure you follow steps to prevent the spread of COVID-19:

  • Wear a mask
  • Stay at least 6 feet apart
  • Avoid crowds and poorly ventilated indoor spaces
  • Wash your hands
  • Stay home if you are sick
  • Get a flu shot as soon as possible
  • Continue taking steps to protect yourself and others, even if people have received vaccines

COVID-19 Numbers

Daily Positive Cases

(select Brevard and cases by county tab)

Total Test Results to Date

(Scroll to Brevard report)

Financial Assistance for Individuals & Businesses

Financial Assistance to Individuals (Cumulative)

ActivityAmount
Individual Assistance Application Received1,838
Total Percentage of Applications from Unincorporated Residents34.5%
Total Percentage of Application from City Residents64.5%
Average Amount of Award$4,358 Per application
Individual Assistance commitment$6.9 Million

Financial Assistance to Business (Cumulative)

ActivityAmount
Small Business Assisted with PPE1,872
Small Business PPE Kits Distributed4,000
Small Business Application Received3,899
Total Amount of Small Business Grants Awarded$11.09 Million
Total Amount of Workforce Recovery Program Funded Wages$964,000

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

Brevard County Public Schools continue to offer meals for all children up to 18 years old at various food distribution sites through June 30, 2021.

Food distribution sites are open Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays.

Via the Food Stability Program, Brevard County and its partners including, the Children’s Hunger project Food banks, and VOAD distributed 5,000 Turkeys to Brevard Residents.

Food Stability Programs

ActivityAmount
Farmer’s Market36,382 Households
Children’s Hunger Project Weekend Meals67,625 Meals Distributed
Food Pantry Support430,600 Meals Distributed

Pop-up Pantry Operations

ActivityAmount
Staging Area3.08 Million Pounds Received
Pop-up Pantries2.56 Million Meals Distributed
Families Assisted79,111 Households

Community Partner Operations

ActivityAmount
BPS Feeding Program2.87 Million Meals Distributed (9/16 -12/17)
Food Banks13.11 Million Meals Distributed (3/12 - 12/18)
Meals on Wheel program9,441 Meals Distributed (12/14 -12/18)

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Operations

PPE Distribution Status as of 12/30

ActivityAmount
Face Masks2.86 Million
Gowns303,906
Pairs of Gloves2.03 Million

PPE Request by Facility Type (Cumulative)

ActivityAmount
Assisted Living Facilities & Nursing Homes243
Healthcare Providers65
First Responders64
Non-Healthcare Providers223
Hospitals20
Total requests610

PPE Distribution by Facility Type (Cumulative)

ActivityAmount
Assisted Living Facilities & Nursing Homes205,386
Healthcare Providers34,027
First Responders920,209
Non-Healthcare Providers4.98 Million
Hospitals35,866
Total requests$4.6 Million

CDC COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions

Florida Phase 1 Priorities

Revised 12/23 per Executive Order 20-315

Long-Term Care Facility residents and staff

Persons 65 years of age and older

Health care personnel with direct patient contact

Vaccine Key Points

Moderna COVID-19 vaccinations will be begin distribution on Monday, January 4, 2021 for individuals 65 plus and health care workers with direct patient contact and who aren’t affiliated with a hospital system

  • At this time, all appointments have been filled. There is no wait list and walk-ups are not accepted
  • As additional vaccine doses are received, more appointments will be made available
  • Everyone’s patience is appreciated

Individuals receiving a vaccine are required to bring:

  • COVID-19 Vaccine Screening and Consent Form
  • Identification form (driver's license, passport, healthcare badge, etc.)
  • Vaccine appointment ticket (only applicable to those who made their appointments via the on-line registration)
  • A Doctor’s consent letter is required for those who have bleeding disorder, are on blood thinner/blood-thinning medication, pregnant, could become pregnant or breastfeeding

Dose quantity/accessibility will determine appointment availability. New appointments will be released as additional vaccines are confirmed.

Vaccine Resources

Brevard County Emergency Management COVID-19 Vaccine information

Department of Health Daily COVID-19 Vaccine Update/Report

CDC COVID -19 Vaccine information for You and Your Family

CDC COVID -19 Benefits of Getting a COVID-19 Vaccine

Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine Fact sheet for Recipients and Caregivers

Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine Fact sheet for Recipients and Caregivers

Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine information

FDA COVID-19 Vaccine development process and approval

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
  • No testing will be conducted on December 31 and January 1

EFSC Palm Bay Campus (State Operated Site)

  • 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 and children of all ages
  • Rapid antigen tests with results in as soon as 15 minutes now available
  • Insurance information will be requested but is not required to receive a test
  • There will be no copay or any fee charged
  • Identification is no longer required but does expedite the process
  • No testing will be conducted on December 31 and January 1

Health First

  • Appointment required, call 321-434-3131
  • Monday Saturday, 9 AM to 12 PM
  • Pro Health & Fitness, 255 Borman Drive, Merritt Island
  • No testing will be conducted on  January 1

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
  • No testing will be conducted on January 1

COVID-19 Testing Sites are experiencing increased demand, longer lines and/or increased wait times may occur.

EOC Partner Status

PartnerStatus
2-1-1Cumulative COVID-19 Calls to date : 45,227
Department of HealthFree flu vaccines are being offered to all children aged 6 months - 18 years locations in Melbourne, Viera, and Titusville on a walk in basis, Monday – Friday from 8 AM to 4 PM
Patrick Air Force BasePatrick Air Force Base COVID-19 Updates
Brevard Public Schools

Brevard Public Schools Covid-19 Dashboard will resume the week of January 4th.

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 COVID-19 Information

Cocoa Beach

City of Cocoa Beach COVID-19 Information

Grant - Valkaria

Grant Valkaria COVID-19 Information

Indialantic

Town of Indialantic COVID-19 Information

Indian Harbour Beach

Executive Order 2020-05 requiring face masks is in effect until February 10, 2021

Malabar

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

Melbourne

City of Melbourne COVID-19 Information

The Coronavirus Relief Fund Program for Melbourne Residents has been closed and is transitioning to the new Community Development Block Grant-CV funds for the rent, mortgage and utilities. The program is scheduled start taking applications on Tuesday, January 5, 2021
Melbourne BeachMelbourne Beach COVID-19 Information
Melbourne Village

Daily operations continue by phone, email or by appointment only. Visitors are required to wear masks.

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 all funds must be expended no later than December 30, 2020.

Palm Bay COVID-19 information.

Palm Shores

Town hall is open to the public, face covering are required for anyone entering town hall.

Rockledge

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

Rockledge COVID-19 Information

Satellite Beach

Resolution No. 1032 encourages residents and visitors in Satellite Beach to continue wearing face coverings to stop the spread of Covid-19

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 January 4, 2020

West Melbourne COVID-19 information

State and National Updates

Governor Ron DeSantis issued Executive Order 20-315 updating Florida’s Phase 1 priority groups for COVID-19 vaccine distribution:

  • Long Term Care facility residents and staff
  • Persons 65 years of age and older
  • Health care personnel with direct patient contact

The CDC updated its vaccine recommendations COVID-19 vaccines and severe allergic reactions, per the guidelines:

  • If you have had a severe allergic reaction to other vaccines or injectable therapies, you should ask your doctor if you should get a COVID-19 vaccine. Your doctor will help you decide if it is safe for you to get vaccinated.
  • If you have ever had a severe allergic reaction to any ingredient in a COVID-19 vaccine, CDC recommends that you should not get that specific vaccine

The CDC has updated information for Travel guidelines and provides the following recommendations:

  • Get tested 1-3 days before your flight
  • Get tested 3-5 days after travel AND stay home for 7 days after travel
  • Even if you test negative, stay home for the full 7 days.
  • If you don’t get tested, it’s safest to stay home for 10 days after travel
  • Always follow state and local recommendations or requirements

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