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 Community Report August 26, 2020

Community Report 20-064 August 26, 2020 6:15 PM

CDC Risk Factors

  • Crowded situations.
  • Close / physical contact.
  • Enclosed space.
  • Duration of exposure.

The CDC updated its recommendations for assessing risk factors for COVID.

EOC and LSA Status as of 8/26

Days Activated173
Face Masks Distributed1,588,134
Gowns Distributed106,912
Glove Pairs Distributed655,303
Calls Received27,712

Brevard Cares Program Total Statistics as of 8/26

Individual Assistance912 Applications
Small Business Economic Relief Program2093 Applications
Small Business PPE Kits1865 Kits Distributed
Food Stability Farmer's Market2192 Households
Food Stability Weekend Feeding30,132 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.

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

  • 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.
  • To date, Brevard County’s “Pop up Pantry” feeding operation has distributed 1.56 million 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 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

Students returned to schools for in person learning on Monday, August 24th

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


Face coverings are required in places open to the public

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 crf@cocoafl.org

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.

Emergency Declaration 5 extended State of Emergency until Midnight 10/28/20

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.


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 Ron DeSantis announced the release of the Florida Safe Survey CV19 Checkup survey , after responding to the survey, residents will receive a custom report based on their life and habits; and find out how likely they are to get or spread COVID 19.

Governor Ron DeSantis Long Term Care facilities task force meet today to discussed the safe and limited re opening of long term care facilities recommendations, including visitation options for indoor and outdoor visitation for compassionate care visits

The CDC updated its guidance for COVID 19 associated hospitalizations and the relationship to underlying medical conditions

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

2 1 1 Brevard County


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.