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 January 20, 2021

Jan 21, 2021, 08:51 AM by Emergency Management
Community Report 20-086 January 20, 2021 6:45 PM

Community Report 20-086 January 20, 2021 6:45 PM

EOC Activation Day 315

CDC -Frequently Asked Questions about Vaccination

CDC also has information for busting common vaccine myths available on facts about COVID-19 vaccines.

Get answers to other frequently asked questions about:

COVID-19 Numbers

Daily Positive Cases

(select Brevard and cases by county tab)

Total Test Results to Date

(Scroll to Brevard report)

COVID-19 Vaccine Information

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

Since the beginning of vaccination distribution on Monday, January 4, 2021; Department of Health-Brevard, and its partners has provided 10,732 vaccines to seniors (65 plus) and health care personnel with direct patient

  • 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.)
  • Individuals with an out-of-state ID should also provide proof of residency or semi-permanent residency (examples: utility bill, property tax receipt, lease agreement for Florida property, etc.)
  • Vaccine appointment ticket via the on-line registration)

Dose quantity/accessibility will determine appointment availability

New appointments will be released as vaccine is received

New vaccine appointment notifications will be issued by press release, social media, and via alerts that you can receive on your mobile phone from the AlertBrevard.

How to register for AlertBrevard video

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

Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine Fact sheet for Recipients and Caregivers

Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine information

Brevard County COVID-19 Testing Sites

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

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

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

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.

Pop-up Pantry Operations as of 1/20

ActivityAmount
Staging Area3.11 Million Pounds Received
Pop-up Pantries2.6 Million Meals Distributed
Families Assisted79,151 Households

Community Partner Operations as of 1/20

ActivityAmount
BPS Feeding Program3.36 Million Meals Distributed (9/16/20 -1/20/21)
Food Banks13.77 Million Meals Distributed (as of 1/20)
Meals on Wheel program12,686 Meals Distributed (12/7 -1/20)

EOC Partner Status

PartnerStatus
2-1-1Cumulative COVID-19 Calls to date : 49,795
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 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

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

Palm Bay COVID-19 information.

Palm Shores

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

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 Updates

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis has announced all vaccines dispensed in Florida should be available specifically for eligible Florida residents.

In Brevard County, appointments are required for vaccination, and those currently eligible for the vaccine are Florida residents age 65 and older, and healthcare workers with direct patient contact

Individuals receiving a COVID-19 vaccine must bring:

  • All clients must provide identification
  • Healthcare workers must provide proof of employment in addition to ID (examples: work ID badge, paystub, etc.)
  • Individuals with an out-of-state ID should also provide proof of residency or semi-permanent residency (examples: utility bill, property tax receipt, lease agreement for Florida property, etc.)

Any out-of-state client who has received vaccine at the Florida Department of Health-Brevard in Viera site prior to January 19, 2021, will have their second dose appointment honored.

Please do not visit a vaccine site without an appointment

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