COVID-19 Community Report July 8, 2020

Community Report 20-057 July 8, 2020 7:00 PM

CDC Guidance for Personal Activities

Public Transit

  • Check with local transit authorities for the latest information on changes to services and procedures, especially if you might need additional assistance.
  • Avoid or limit touching frequently used surfaces like kiosks, digital interfaces such as touchscreens and fingerprint scanners, ticket machines, turnstiles, handrails, restroom surfaces, elevator buttons, and benches as much as possible.
  • Use touchless payment and no-touch trash cans and doors when available. Exchange cash or credit cards by placing them in a receipt tray or on the counter rather than by hand, if possible.
  • Practice social distancing
  • When possible, consider traveling during non-peak hours.
  • Practice hand hygiene.
  • After you leave the transit station stop, use hand sanitizer containing at least 60% alcohol.
  • When you arrive at your destination, wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds

The CDC gives these tips for running essential errands such as grocery shopping, take out, banking, and getting gas. For more information, click.

EOC and LSA Status as of 7/1

Days Activated125
Face Masks Distributed1,037,110
Gowns Distributed67,008
Glove Pairs Distributed250,703
Calls Received19,991

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 Assistance

Brevard Board of County Commissioners authorized the use of $10 Million in CARES funding to assist small businesses and nonprofit organizations to offset some their expenses and lost revenue due to COVID-19.

The Housing and Human Services Coronavirus Assistance Program

The Housing and Human Services Coronavirus Assistance Program application form is available for download. Applicants must review and submit all of the required documents and attachments to qualify for assistance.

Brevard County Farmers Market

Brevard County Farmers Market is open Thursdays from 3 PM to 6 PM. Links to each of the vendors can be found at Brevard County Farmers Market.

  • Through August 31 when SNAP/EBT is used, they will double the amount purchased. The amount purchased will be given in the form of orange tokens, and can be used with most all of the vendors.
  • The matching dollars will be given in the form of green tokens and can only be used for fresh produce or plants that produce fruits, veggies, or herbs.
  • There is currently no limit on the match and tokens do not expire.

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.
  • Brevard County Public Schools continue to offer meals for all children up to 18 years old at 15 food distribution sites until July 31.
    • Beginning July 6 through July 31, there will be 13 food distribution sites open Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays only. Food distribution sites.
  • Brevard County Parks and Recreation Department will be participating in the Summer Food Service Program until Friday, August 7. Drive up and walk up service will be available from 10:30 AM –12:30 PM.
  • To date, Brevard County VOAD feeding operation has distributed 1,009,140 meals.

Brevard County COVID-19 Testing Sites


  • Florida Department of Health in Brevard (DOH-Brevard) is offering free COVID-19 testing.
  • Call 321-454-7141 for an appointment.
  • Every Monday, Wednesday, Friday until further notice from 8:30 AM to 12 PM and 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM DOH Brevard Viera Clinic, 2555 Judge Fran Jamieson Way, Viera
  • Thursday, July 16 Parker Memorial Baptist Church

EFSC Palm Bay Campus

  • Drive-through, no appointment required, testing at the Eastern Florida State College, Palm Bay Campus located at 250 Community College Parkway. (Use the entrance from San Filippo Dr. SE & Jupiter Blvd.)
  • Testing will be available seven days a week from 9 AM to 5 PM for individuals over the age of 18.
  • Photo ID is required for all who desire testing, to verify they are of legal age.

Health First

  • Pro-Health & Fitness, 255 Borman Drive, Merritt Island. Monday – Saturday, 9 AM to Noon
  • To register for an appointment, call 321-434-3131


  • Pre-registration is required at all testing locations. For appointments, call 321-268-6139 or text “covid test” to 321-204-1699. Tuesday afternoons, Parrish Health and Fitness Center parking lot, 2210 Cheney Hwy, Titusville.
  • Wednesday afternoons, Greater St. James Missionary Baptist Church, grass lot south of church
    2396 Harry T. Moore Ave. Mims
  • Thursday afternoons, Harry T. Moore Social Services Center parking lot
    725 S. Deleon Ave. Titusville
  • Friday mornings, Parrish Medical Offices parking lot
    7075 US 1 Port St. John
  • Saturday mornings, Gibson Youth Center parking lot
    835 Sycamore St. Titusville

EOC Partner Status

Patrick Air Force BasePatrick Air Force Base COVID-19 Updates
Cape Canaveral

Cape Canaveral COVID-19 Information


Cocoa urges every person working, living, visiting, or doing business in the City of Cocoa limits to wear a face covering in places open to the public.

City of Cocoa COVID-19 Information

Cocoa Beach

Cocoa Beach recommends people gather to less than 10 persons per group, wear face coverings, and practice social distancing.

Cocoa Beach requires masks at indoor public locations to slow coronavirus spread.

Cocoa Beach COVID-19 Information


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

MelbourneCity 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

The 4th of July event has been cancelled in order to slow the spread of COVID-19.

Palm Bay COVID-19 information.

Palm ShoresPalm Shores COVID-19 Information
RockledgeRockledge COVID-19 Information
Satellite Beach

Satellite Beach COVID-19 Information


The Titusville City Council will hold a Special Meeting on Thursday, July 2 at 5:30 PM to consider legislation that mandates the wearing of face masks and/or face covering.

City Hall is now open to the public with hours of operations from 9 AM to Noon, and 1 PM to 4 PM.

Titusville information

West Melbourne

West Melbourne COVID-19 information

State / National Highlights

On June 25, Governor DeSantis announced $250 million in CARES Act funding for rental and mortgage assistance for Florida families that have been negatively impacted by the COVID 19 pandemic.

On June 30, Governor DeSantis issued Executive Order 20-159 , extending Executive Order 20-94 regarding limited extension of mortgage foreclosure and eviction relief until August 1.

The Department of Business and Professional Regulation issued Emergency Order 2020-09. The order suspended on premises consumption of alcohol at bars statewide.

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention has updated its guidance on visiting beaches and pools

  • Stay home if you are sick.
  • Stay at least 6 feet away, both in and out of the water, from people you don’t live with.
  • Wear a cloth face covering when you are not in the water.
  • Wash your hands often and don’t share items with people you don’t live with.

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