COVID-19 Community Report October 28, 2020

Community Report 20-073 October 28, 2020 6:15 PM

EOC Activation Day 234

CDC recommendations for staying safe during Halloween

When trick or treating or participating in other Halloween activities with people outside your household, wear a mask. You can make it fun by making your mask part of your costume, but when it comes to slowing the spread of COVID-19, a costume mask is not a substitute for a cloth mask. Also, do not wear a costume mask over a cloth mask. It can make breathing more difficult.

If you’re heading out to trick-or-treat this year, or planning to put candy out for trick-or treaters, remember to avoid direct contact with trick-or-treaters and give treats away outdoors if possible. Set up a station with individually bagged treats for kids to take, wash hands before handling treats, and wear a mask.

COVID-19 Numbers

Daily Positive Cases

(select Brevard and cases by county tab)

Total Test Results to Date

(Scroll to Brevard report)

Financial Assistance for Individuals & Businesses

Brevard County

Rental/Mortgage Assistance Program and Utility/Security Deposit Program applicants must review and submit all required documents and attachments to qualify for assistance listed on HHS Coronavirus Assistance Program Application Form

Visit the Brevard CARES website for details on the Small Business and Nonprofit Organizations grant on-line application.

Small businesses and nonprofit organizations may be eligible for grants up to $10,000 to offset expenses and lost revenue related to impacts from COVID.

Residents Financially Impacted by COVID-19 May Be Eligible for A/C, Heating Unit Replacement Funds.

Applications are available at all 17 county libraries

Workforce Recovery Assistance Program is available through December 30, 2020. This program aids Small Businesses (fewer than 50 employees) impacted by COVID-19. businesses rehire their laid off or furloughed employee(s) by funding hourly wages.

Financial Assistance to Individuals (Cumulative)

Individual Assistance Application Received1,370
Total Percentage of Applications from Unincorporated Residents35.8%
Total Percentage of Application from City Residents64.2%
Average Amount of Award$3,610 Per application
Individual Assistance commitment$4.1 Million

Financial Assistance to Business (Cumulative)

Small Business Assisted with PPE665
Small Business PPE Kits Distributed190
Small Business Application Received3,067
Total Amount of Small Business Grants Awarded$8.6 Million
Total Amount of Workforce Recovery Program Funded Wages$909,000

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 various food distribution sites through December 31.

Food distribution sites are open Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays.

Food Stability Programs

Farmer’s Market15,170 Households
Children’s Hunger Project Weekend Meals44,321 Meals Distributed
Food Pantry Support253,150 Meals Distributed

Pop-up Pantry Operations

Staging Area2.37 Million Pounds Received
Pop-up Pantries1.97 Million Meals Distributed
Families Assisted51,485 Households

Community Partner Operations

BPS Feeding Program1.10 Million Meals Distributed (9/16 -10/22)
Food Banks11 Million Meals Distributed (as of 10/22)
Meals on Wheel program10,120 Meals Distributed (10/19 -10/23)

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 (State Operated Site)

  • Drive through, no appointment required
  • Monday Sunday, 9 AM to 5 PM
  • 250 Community College Parkway. (Use the entrance from San Filippo Dr. SE & Jupiter Blvd.)
  • Testing available for adults and children of all ages
  • Insurance information will be requested but is not required to receive a test
  • There will be no copay or any fee charged
  • Identification is no longer required but does expedite the process

Health First

  • Appointment required, call 321-434-3131
  • Monday Saturday, 9 AM to 12 PM
  • Pro Health & Fitness, 255 Borman Drive, Merritt Island


Appointment required for locations, call 321-268-6139 or text “covid test” to 321-204-1699.

  • Tuesday, 1:30 to 3:30 PM, at the Parrish Health and Fitness Center parking lot, 2210 Cheney Hwy, Titusville
  • Wednesday, 12 PM to 3 PM, at the Greater St. James Missionary Baptist Church, grass lot south of church 2396 Harry T. Moore Ave. Mims
  • Thursday, 12 PM to 1 PM, at the Harry T. Moore Social Services Center parking lot, 725 S. Deleon Ave. Titusville
  • Friday, 9 AM to 12 PM, at the Parrish Medical Offices parking lot, 7075 US 1 Port St. John
  • Saturday, 9AM to 11 AM, at the Gibson Youth Center parking lot, 835 Sycamore St. Titusville

Mobile Testing

Free COVID-19 Mobile testing will be available at the following locations during the hours of 9 AM to 4 PM

  • Saturday, October 31 at Lipscomb Park, Melbourne
  • Sunday, November 1 at Brevard County Agricultural Extension, Cocoa
  • Monday, November 2 at Cape Canaveral Library, Cape Canaveral
  • No appointment needed, Identification is required
  • Testing available for adults and children of all ages
  • Nasal swab, PCR test with results in 36-hours or less

EOC Partner Status

2-1-1Total Calls : 36,776
Patrick Air Force BasePatrick Air Force Base COVID-19 Updates
Brevard Public Schools

Brevard Public Schools Covid-19 Dashboard is now available, providing information on the schools with COVID-19 positive cases, as well as quarantine statistics for individual schools. The site is updated every Tuesday and Friday.

Brevard Public Schools COVID 19 (Coronavirus) Updates.

Space Coast Area Transit

Call 321-633-1878 for more information or visit Space Coast Area Transit

Cape Canaveral

Cape Canaveral COVID-19 Information


Face coverings are required in places open to the public

City of Cocoa Offering Coronavirus Water Utilities and Rental & Mortgage Assistance for citizens living within the city limits of Cocoa through City of Cocoa Coronavirus Relief Fund

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.

Grant - Valkaria

Face coverings are required for employees and visitors to Town Hall.

Grant Valkaria COVID-19 Information


Resolution 20-2020 encourages the use of Face Coverings and requires Businesses to post a Mask Policy

Indian Harbour Beach

Face coverings are required for businesses and patrons as well as in designated city facilities.

Executive Order 2020-03 requiring face masks is in effect until October 14, 2020


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


City of Melbourne COVID-19 Information

Newly Received Coronavirus Relief Funds available for Melbourne Residents

Residents can apply to received assistance in the areas below:

  • Rent, Mortgage, Utility Assistance
  • Emergency Home Repairs
  • Street to Home Bridge Housing Program
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

Coronavirus Relief Fund (CRF) rent and utility payment assistance is available

Qualified organizations can apply for Community Development Block Grant –Coronavirus funding until October 30, 2020 by 3PM

Palm Bay COVID-19 information.

Palm Shores

Face coverings are required in Town Hall and recommended throughout the town effective September 30, 2020

Palm Shores COVID-19 Information


The use of face masks is strongly encouraged within the city limits through October 31, 2020.

Rockledge COVID-19 Information

Satellite Beach

Resolution No. 1032 encourages residents and visitors in Satellite Beach to continue wearing face coverings to stop the spread of Covid-19

Satellite Beach COVID-19 Information


City Resolution 21-2020 encourages face coverings at all indoor locations

Titusville COVID-19 information

West Melbourne

The mask requirement in essential businesses has been extended to October 19, 2020

West Melbourne COVID-19 information

State / National Highlights

The Florida Department of Health released recommendations for staying safe during Halloween activities. These include:

  • Wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds before and after preparing goodie bags
  • While visiting a pumpkin patches or orchards use hand sanitizer before touching pumpkins or picking apples
  • Attend a small, outdoor and open-air costume parade or have a virtual costume contest

The Florida Division of Emergency Management issued Emergency Order 20-011 on October 22, 2020. Per the order, Long Term Care Facilities can now

  • Set their own limitations on the numbers of visitors
  • Outdoor visiting is allowed, even if the facility has active COVID cases
  • Children of all ages can now visit facilities

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.