Community Report 20-089 February 10, 2021 7:00 PM
EOC Activation Day 336
Improving Mask Effectiveness
The CDC recommends wearing masks when around other people, and masks are required on public transportation. Wearing a cloth mask with multiple layers of fabric or wearing two masks (wearing a “double mask”) reduces the risk of transmitting COVID-19 by improving mask fit and filtration.
A recent study found that a “double mask” provided much better protection compared with a cloth mask by itself or a medical procedure mask by itself.
If considering a “double mask,” ensure breathing is not difficult and vision is not obstructed. Do not combine two medical procedure masks or combine a KN95 mask with any other mask. If trying a new mask combination, consider testing at home
Daily Positive Cases
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Total Test Results to Date
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COVID-19 Vaccine Information
Department of Health-Brevard and the partners they are supporting have provided 18,867vaccines since January 4, 2021
On January 29, the State of Florida rolled out a statewide COVID-19 Vaccine pre-registration system (phone & internet) for all Florida residents to utilize
As of Tuesday, February 9:
- Statewide pre-registrations: 967,605
- Brevard County phone pre-registrations: 33,613
New appointments will be released via the State’s pre-registration system going forward as new doses are received
To pre-register for vaccine appointments and be notified when appointments are available:
- Go on-line at www.myvaccine.fl.gov
- Call Brevard’s scheduling line: 866-201-5420
- For individuals who are deaf, deafened, hard of hearing, or who are deafblind a Brevard TTY has been established: 833-476-1525
Individuals receiving a vaccine are required to bring:
- COVID-19 Vaccine Screening and Consent Form
- Identification form (FL ID, passport, healthcare badge, etc.)
- Individuals with an out-of-state ID should also provide proof of residency or semi-permanent residency (examples: utility bill, property tax receipt, lease agreement for Florida property, etc.)
On Thursday, February 4, Johnson & Johnson submitted an Emergency Use Authorization application the FDA
When approved, initial supply is expected to be limited until production increases
Brevard County Emergency Management COVID-19 Vaccine information
Department of Health Daily COVID-19 Vaccine Update/Report
CDC COVID -19 Vaccine information for You and Your Family
Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine Fact sheet for Recipients and Caregivers
Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine information
Brevard County COVID-19 Testing Sites
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.
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 June 30, 2021.
Food distribution sites are open Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays.
Pop-up Pantry Operations as of 2/10
|Staging Area||3.16 Million Pounds Received|
|Pop-up Pantries||2.63 Million Meals Distributed|
|Families Assisted||82,552 Households|
Community Partner Operations as of 2/10
|BPS Feeding Program||4.1 Million Meals Distributed (9/16/20 -2/4/21)|
|Food Banks||14.56 Million Meals Distributed (as of 2/5/21)|
|Meals on Wheel program||6,529 Meals Distributed (2/1/21 -2/5/21)|
Brevard County Updates
Brevard County Government has a limited amount of funds to assist families who have lost a loved one due to Coronavirus.
The application for the program is available at the Community Action Agency (Dr. Joe Lee Smith Community Center, 415 Stone Street, Cocoa, FL 32922), or via Brevard County’s Housing and Human Services website
Eligibility requirements include:
- Cause of death on the death certificate must be directly or indirectly related to Coronavirus (COVID-19)
- Example of indirect –heart attack (main) exacerbated by coronavirus
- Brevard resident
- Household income must be below 150% of poverty ($39,300 for a family of 4)
EOC Partner Status
|2-1-1||Cumulative COVID-19 Calls to date : 52,982|
|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
Volunteers will be available at Cocoa City Hall and the Dr. Joe Lee Smith Community Center on Friday, February 12, 2021 from 10 AM –1 PM to assist seniors with Sharecare pre-registration
City of Cocoa Beach COVID-19 Information
|Grant - Valkaria|
Grant Valkaria COVID-19 Information
Town of Indialantic COVID-19 Information
|Indian Harbour Beach|
Indian Harbour Beach COVID-19 Information
Malabar COVID-19 Information or call 321-727-7764.
City of Melbourne COVID-19 Information
|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.
Palm Bay COVID-19 information.
Palm Shores 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 February 28, 2021.
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
Titusville COVID-19 information
The mask requirement in essential businesses has been extended to January 4, 2020
West Melbourne COVID-19 information
State and National Updates
Governor DeSantis announced Florida’s participation in the Federal Retail Pharmacy Program, which will administer COVID-19 vaccines at Walmart, Sam’s Club, and Publix pharmacies.
Effective January 26, all air passengers arriving to the US from a foreign country are required to get tested no more than 3 days before their flight departs and to present the negative result or documentation of having recovered from COVID-19 to the airline before boarding
The CDC issued an order requiring the wearing of face masks while on public transportation conveyances and at transportation hubs effective February 2, 2021
The CDC recommends that all people avoid travel on cruise ship, including river cruises, worldwide. Passengers who decide to go on a cruise should get tested 3-5 days after your trip AND stay home for 7 days after travel, including those with negative test results
Brevard County Emergency Management is also providing updates via the following social media accounts:
Text Message Updates: Text BrevardEOC to 888-777
State / National