Current Activation Level

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    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 September 2, 2020

Community Report 20-065 September 2, 2020 6:15 PM

CDC Tips for staying safe during a holiday weekend

In or out of the water, stay at least 6 feet away from people you don't live with.

The CDC has issued a video that includes tips for how to be safe at the pool and beach during labor day weekend.

EOC and LSA Status as of 9/2

Days Activated180
Face Masks Distributed1,650,314
Gowns Distributed124,928
Glove Pairs Distributed766,153
Calls Received28,729

Brevard Cares Program Total Statistics as of 9/2

Individual Assistance916 Applications
Small Business Economic Relief Program2129 Applications
Small Business PPE Kits2000 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

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Brevard County

On September 1, Brevard County extended Administrative Order #53 requiring all county employees to wear a face covering while at work consistent with current CDC guidelines.

All PPE Kits Distributed

As of August 27, all Small Business PPE Kits have been distributed. Another offering of PPE kits is in the planning/sourcing stage, with distribution details to be announced when finalized.

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 1.64 million meals.

Brevard County COVID-19 Testing Sites

Department of Health - Brevard

  • Appointment required, call 321-454-7141
  • Monday –Friday, 8:15 AM to 12 PM
  • Viera Clinic, 2555 Judge Fran Jamieson Way
  • 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

City of Cocoa Offering Coronavirus Financial Assistance, Electronic applications are available online for the City of Cocoa Coronavirus Relief Fund

Cocoa citizens, living within the City limits of Cocoa, can apply for Water Utilities Assistance and Rental & Mortgage Assistance, via email at: crf@cocoafl.org or submit hard copy applications beginning August 28, 2020, until funds are expended.

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.

Police services may be reached at 321-723-7788 or email Indialantic Police.

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

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 issued Executive Order 20-211 Limited Extension of Mortgage Foreclosure and Eviction Relief. The order provides a limited, one-month extension to mortgage foreclosure and eviction relief as stated on Executive Order 20-180, to include:

  • A property owner may initiate a mortgage foreclosure or eviction process in any situation allowed under existing Florida statutes. The Executive Order only halts the final action of certain foreclosures and evictions
  • The protections of halting final action for certain foreclosures and evictions are only for persons affected by the COVID-19 emergency. The Executive Order does not cover tenants whose lease expires or when non-payment occurs due to reasons other than the COVID-19 emergency
  • The Executive Order applies only to residential tenants, not to commercial evictions

The Florida Division of Emergency Management Issued an Emergency Order 20-009 to lift visitation restrictions on long term care facilities

Per the Emergency Order, to accept general visitors, the facility must meet the following:

  • No new facility-onset of resident COVID-19 cases within 14 days; other than in a dedicated COVID-19 unit or wind
  • If a staff member tests positive for COVID-19, the facility must immediately cease all indoor/outdoor visitation in the event that staff person was in the facility in the 10 days prior to the positive test
  • Sufficient staff to support management of visitors
  • Adequate PPE for facility staff and adequate cleaning/disinfecting supplies
  • Adequate capacity at referral hospitals for the facility

Every facility must continue to prohibit the entry of any individual to the facility except in the following circumstances:

  • Family members, friends and individuals visiting residents in end-of-life situations
  • Hospice or palliative care workers caring for residents in end-of-life situations
  • Any individual or providers giving necessary health care to a resident, provided that such individuals or providers comply with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for PPE, are screened for signs and symptoms of COVID-19 prior to entry and comply with all infection control requirements of the CDC and the facility
  • Facility staff and residents
  • Attorneys of Record for a resident in an Adult Mental Health and Treatment Facility or forensic facility for court related matters if virtual or telephonic means are unavailable
  • Public Guardians, Professional Guardians and their professional staff as defined in Florida Statue 744
  • Representatives of the federal or state government seeking entry as part of their official duties
  • Essential caregivers and compassionate care visitors
  • General visitors under specific criteria set forth under the Emergency Order

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.