Brevard County Emergency Management Office

1746 Cedar Street
Rockledge, FL 32955

(321) 637-6670

Fax: (321) 633-1738

Hours of Operation
Day Hours
Monday - Friday 8:00AM - 5:00PM
Saturday - Sunday CLOSED
Address and Phone

Brevard County Emergency Management Office

1746 Cedar Street
Rockledge, FL 32955

(321) 637-6670

Fax: (321) 633-1738

Hours of Operation
Day Hours
Monday - Friday 8:00AM - 5:00PM
Saturday - Sunday CLOSED

COVID-19 Community Report August 19, 2020

Community Report 20-063 August 19, 2020 6:00 PM

CDC Guidance for going back to school

Teach and model good hygiene practices for your child.

Remind your child to wash hands with soap frequently.

Wash hands in 7 steps

  1. Palms
  2. Backs of hands
  3. Between fingers
  4. Backs of fingers
  5. Thumbs
  6. Fingertips
  7. Wrists

Scrub for at least 20 seconds.

Tell your child to avoid touching her / his face. If your child needs to, tell her / him to wash hands first.

Teach your child to cough or sneeze into an elbow or a tissue, and to dispose of used tissues immediately.

The CDC’s Family checklist for going back to school is design to assist families prepare for the upcoming school year

EOC and LSA Status as of 8/19

Days Activated166
Face Masks Distributed1,577,814
Gowns Distributed93,412
Glove Pairs Distributed557,703
Calls Received25,624

Brevard Cares Program Total Statistics as of 8/18

Individual Assistance778 Applications
Small Business Economic Relief Program1971 Applications
Small Business PPE Kits1366 Kits Distributed
Food Stability Farmer's Market1,478 Households
Food Stability Weekend Feeding29,270 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.

Small Business Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Program

PPE Kits area available for small businesses who have been impacted by COVID at the County’s distribution warehouse in West Melbourne.

The Small Business PPE Kits include: 200 procedure masks, 25 reusable cloth masks, 2 boxes of gloves (200 gloves), and 2 (8 oz) bottles of hand sanitizers.

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

Community Feeding Operations

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 at DOH Brevard Viera Clinic, 2555 Judge Fran Jamieson Way, Viera
  • Testing available for adults and children of all ages

EFSC Palm Bay Campus

  • Free 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.
  • Adults 18 and over with Photo ID required, children 5 and over with parental consent required.
  • Self-swab, symptomatic lane has been added.
  • Antibody testing is now available for individuals 18 and older.

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
Brevard Public Schools

Brevard County School Board voted to delay the start of 2020 21 school year to August 24.

The school reopening plan for the 2020-2021 school year is now available.

Brevard Public Schools COVID 19 (Coronavirus) Updates.
Cape Canaveral

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


Cocoa residents impacted by COVID 19 will be able to apply for financial assistance beginning August 28

Eligible funding include Water Utilities and Rental & Mortgage payment assistance. Applications will be accepted until funds are expended and can be submitted electronically or via hard copy.

Electronic applications can be email to

Hardcopy Applications will be available at 65 Stone Street, at the security desk

Drop off at Community Services Department Monday Friday from 8 AM 4PM

City of Cocoa COVID-19 Information

Cocoa Beach

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 by email at

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 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

Assistance is available for Palm Bay Residents financially Impacted by COVID 19.

Eligible uses for the funding include rental and mortgage payment assistance and related counseling, utility payment assistance, emergency repairs, and housing rehabilitation.

Applications for assistance will be accepted from August 10 through August 28, 2020 or until all funding is expended.

Applications for assistance will be made available through the City of Palm Bay Housing & Community Development Division office located at 120 Malabar Road SE, by calling (321) 726 5633 or by emailing their offices.

Paper applications will be available at the following locations:

  • Palm Bay City Hall 120 Malabar Road SE
  • Evans Center 1363 Florida Avenue NE
  • Franklin T. Degroodt Public Library 6475 Minton Road SE
  • Palm Bay Public Library 1520 Port Malabar Boulevard NE

Palm Bay COVID-19 information.

Palm Shores

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

Satellite Beach

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

West Melbourne

All businesses in West Melbourne must post their face mask policy.

Employers of ten specified “essential businesses” must require their employees, except for specified exemptions, to wear masks while inside public areas of their business.

Customers of the specified “essential businesses”, except for specified exemptions, must wear a mask while inside the “essential businesses”.

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 DeSantis issued Executive Order 20-193 extending Executive Order 20-179 providing local government bodies with additional time to notice their meetings

Governor DeSantis issued Executive Order 20-192 , authorizing The Department of Business and Professional Regulation to ensure all restaurants implement employee screening protocols pursuant to guidance developed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prev ent ion.

Governor DeSantis issued Executive Order 20-180 , extending Executive Order 20-94 regarding limited extension of mortgage foreclosure and eviction relief until September 1.


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

Brevard County logo

Brevard County Board of County Commissioners

2725 Judge Fran Jamieson Way Viera, FL 32940,

Under Florida law, e-mail addresses are public records. If you do not want your e-mail address released in response to a public-records request, do not send electronic mail to this entity. Instead, contact this office by phone or in writing.

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