Community Report 20-079 December 9, 2020 6:45 PM
EOC Activation Day 276
CDC Guidance for COVID-19
On December 2, the CDC updated it quarantine recommendations.
Per the new guidance, the CDC continues to suggest a 14 day quarantine period, but allows local health authorities to shorten quarantine based on the following conditions:
- Quarantine can end after Day 10 without testing and if no symptoms have been reported during daily monitoring
- Quarantine can end after Day 7 if a tests negative and if no symptoms were reported during daily monitoring
In both cases, additional criteria (e.g., continued symptom monitoring and masking through Day 14) must be met.
Daily Positive Cases
(select Brevard and cases by county tab)
Total Test Results to Date
(Scroll to Brevard report)
Financial Assistance for Individuals & Businesses
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 county libraries and community centers.
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 Received||1,758|
|Total Percentage of Applications from Unincorporated Residents||34.6%|
|Total Percentage of Application from City Residents||64.9%|
|Average Amount of Award||$4,098 Per application|
|Individual Assistance commitment||$6.2 Million|
Financial Assistance to Business (Cumulative)
|Small Business Assisted with PPE||1962|
|Small Business PPE Kits Distributed||3,502|
|Small Business Application Received||3,561|
|Total Amount of Small Business Grants Awarded||$10.4 Million|
|Total Amount of Workforce Recovery Program Funded Wages||$909,000|
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 Market||32,392 Households|
|Children’s Hunger Project Weekend Meals||67,625 Meals Distributed|
|Food Pantry Support||405,250 Meals Distributed|
Pop-up Pantry Operations
|Staging Area||2.96 Million Pounds Received|
|Pop-up Pantries||2.46 Million Meals Distributed|
|Families Assisted||70,986 Households|
Community Partner Operations
|BPS Feeding Program||2.36 Million Meals Distributed (9/16 -12/2)|
|Food Banks||12.27 Million Meals Distributed (as of 11/25)|
|Meals on Wheel program||9,809 Meals Distributed (11/15 -11/20)|
Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Operations
PPE Distribution Status as of 12/2
|Face Masks||2.86 Million|
|Pairs of Gloves||2.03 Million|
PPE Request by Facility Type (Cumulative)
|Assisted Living Facilities & Nursing Homes||241|
PPE Distribution by Facility Type (Cumulative)
|Assisted Living Facilities & Nursing Homes||192,866|
|Non-Healthcare Providers||4.98 Million|
|Total requests||$4.6 Million|
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
- Rapid antigen tests with results in as soon as 15 minutes now available
- 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
- 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
COVID-19 Testing Sites are experiencing increased demand, longer lines and/or increased wait times may occur.
EOC Partner Status
|Brevard County PPE Distribution|
Small Businesses, Retailers, Restaurants can obtain Free PPE
A license, business card or document that displays the business name and address must be presented to receive up to 2 kits
Distribution will be held from 11 AM to 2 PM
Thursday, December 10 at Sand Point Park, 101 N. Washington Ave. Titusville
|2-1-1||Cumulative COVID-19 Calls to date : 42,916|
|Department of Health||Free flu vaccines are being offered to all children aged 6 months - 18 years locations in Melbourne, Viera, and Titusville on a walk in basis, Monday – Friday from 8 AM to 4 PM|
|Patrick Air Force Base||Patrick 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 COVID-19 Information
Face coverings are required in places open to the public
City of Cocoa COVID-19 Information
City of Cocoa Beach COVID-19 Information
|Grant - Valkaria|
Grant Valkaria COVID-19 Information
Town of Indialantic COVID-19 Information
|Indian Harbour Beach|
Executive Order 2020-05 requiring face masks is in effect until February
Malabar COVID-19 Information or call 321-727-7764.
City of Melbourne COVID-19 Information
The Coronavirus Relief Fund Program is 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 Beach||Melbourne Beach COVID-19 Information|
Daily operations continue by phone, email or by appointment only. Visitors are required to wear masks.
E-mail Melbourne Village, call (321) 723-8300 or visit Melbourne Village website.
Coronavirus Relief Fund (CRF) rent and utility payment assistance is available
Palm Bay COVID-19 information.
Town hall is open to the public, face covering are required for anyone entering town hall.
The use of face masks is strongly encouraged within the city limits through December 31, 2020.
Rockledge COVID-19 Information
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
The mask requirement in essential businesses has been extended to December 14, 2020
West Melbourne COVID-19 information
COVID-19 Vaccine Key Points
In Florida, the State and the Governor will make the final decision on vaccine priorities and how they will be implemented
- Initially there will be limited vaccine availability, resulting in the need for a phased approach by priority groups
- Current vaccine requires two shots, so 10 million doses is actually 5 million people
- It will take some time before it is widely available for mass dispensing
- The CDC has issued information on the Benefits of Getting a COVID-19 Vaccine
Brevard County Emergency Management is also providing updates via the following social media accounts:
Text Message Updates: Text BrevardEOC to 888-777
State / National