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

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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

COVID-19 Business Information

Health and government officials are working together to maintain the safety, security, and health of the American people. Small businesses are encouraged to do their part to keep their employees, customers, and themselves healthy.

Florida Small Business Emergency Bridge Loans

The application period for the recently activated Florida Small Business Emergency Bridge Loan program is open for companies whose cash flows have been negatively impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

With both local and national governments placing restrictions on gatherings, and even implementing curfews in an effort to stop the spread of the novel coronavirus, small businesses across sectors including hospitality, retail, transportation and logistics have experienced steep drops in sales in recent days.

But through May 8, small business owners with two to 100 employees can apply for the short-term interest-free loans of up to $50,000. Up to $50 million has been allocated for the program, according to an announcement from Gov. Ron DeSantis.

To qualify, businesses must have been established before March 9 and be able to demonstrate the impact that the coronavirus has had on their cash flows.

The Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) will administer the loans in partnership with the Florida Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Network and Florida First Capital Finance Corp. The loans are interest-free for up to one year and designed to bridge the gap in either federal U.S. Small Business Administration loans or commercially available loans.

The Florida Business Loan Fund provides financing to assist businesses with resiliency efforts.  The funds will address the current gap in available, affordable capital for businesses that can be used for inventory purchases, construction, working capital, equipment financing and more.

For inquiries, please contact the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity toll-free at (833) 832-4494 or by email at FloridaBusinessLoanFund@deo.myflorida.com

Businesses with questions about the program can email disaster@FloridaSBDC.org or call (866) 737-7232.

The DEO is surveying Florida businesses that have been impacted by the coronavirus at FloridaDisaster.biz.

Black Business Loan Program

The Black Business Loan Program (BBLP) offers alternative lending solutions to Florida-based black owned small businesses by providing short-term loans and technical assistance.  Visit FAMU Federal Credit Union or the Miami Bayside Foundation for loan program information.

Business Damage Assessment Survey

Governor Ron DeSantis announced the activation of the Business Damage Assessment survey to assess the impact of COVID-19 on Florida’s local business operations. The survey, managed by the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO), will evaluate businesses affected by COVID-19 and the impacts the virus has had on the local economy so actions to implement appropriate relief programs can begin. The Business Damage Assessment Survey can be taken online at https://floridadisaster.biz/. Results from this survey will be shared with state agencies and local partners. Surveys submitted by small businesses can be used to access the Small Business Administration’s Economic Injury Disaster Loan, made available for COVID-19 through the Coronavirus Preparedness and Response Supplemental Appropriations Act. For inquiries or assistance with the survey, businesses can contact the State of Florida Emergency Operations Center business liaisons at ESF18@em.myflorida.com.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have created Interim Guidance for Businesses.

Restaurants

Governor Ron 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 by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. As restaurants and bars resume operations in some areas of the United States, CDC offers considerations for ways in which operators can protect employees, customers, and communities and slow the spread of COVID-19. Restaurants and bars can determine, in collaboration with state and local health officials, whether and how to implement these considerations, making adjustments to meet the needs and circumstances of the local community. Implementation should be guided by what is feasible, practical, acceptable, and tailored to the needs of each community. These considerations are meant to supplement - not replace - any state, local, territorial, or tribal health and safety laws, rules, and regulations with which businesses must comply.  Some guiding principles include:

 

  • Stagger and limit seating to ensure seated parties are separated by a distance of at least six feet.
  • Encourage restaurants to continue and expand take-out and delivery services.
  • Screen all employees and prohibit entry for employees that answer "yes" to any of the following questions:
    • Have you traveled out of state recently?
    • Have you experienced signs or symptoms of COVID-19, such as fever, cough, shortness of breath, chills, repeated shaking with chills, sore throat, headache, or new loss of taste or smell?

     

A full list of CDC guidelines can be found on their website.

 

Bars and Nightclubs

The Executive Order 2020-10 rescinded the provision closing all bars and other alcoholic beverage vendors until further notice. As a result of the recession, beginning September 14, 2020, those establishments may resume sales and service of alcoholic beverages for consumption on the premises for 50% of their indoor capacity. 

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COVID-19

For information about the COVID-19 in Brevard and resources available to people who are impacted, call 2-1-1 between 8am and 6pm.

Or text your ZIP code to 898211 between 9am and midnight.

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Brevard County Board of County Commissioners

2725 Judge Fran Jamieson Way Viera, FL 32940,
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