COVID-19 Community Report February 17, 2021

Feb 18, 2021, 08:51 AM by Emergency Management
Community Report 20-090 February 17, 2021 5:45 PM

Community Report 20-090 February 17, 2021 5:45 PM

EOC Activation Day 343

Stop the Spread

The CDC recommends the practice of healthy habits to help slow the spread of COVID-19. Healthy habits include:

  • Wear a mask over your nose and mouth and secure it under your chin
  • Practice social distancing by putting 6 feet space between yourself and others, remember some people without symptoms may be able to spread virus
  • Avoid crowds, Being in crowds like in restaurants, bars, fitness centers, or movie theaters put you at higher risk for COVID-19.
  • Avoid indoor spaces that do not offer fresh air from the outdoors as much as possible. If indoors, bring in fresh air by opening windows and doors, if possible.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds especially after you have been in a public place, or after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.

COVID-19 Numbers

Daily Positive Cases

(select Brevard and cases by county tab)

Total Test Results to Date

(Scroll to Brevard report)

COVID-19 Vaccine Information

Florida Phase 1 Priorities (Revised 12/23 per Executive Order 20-315)

  • Long-Term Care Facility residents and staff
  • Persons 65 years of age and older
  • Health care personnel with direct patient contact

Vaccine Operation Highlights

Department of Health-Brevard and the partners they are supporting have provided 29,543 vaccines 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: 1,132,501
  • Brevard County phone pre-registrations: 41,701

New appointments will be released via the State’s pre-registration system going forward as new doses are received

As part of the Governor’s pilot program to partner with minority churches in underserved communities to distribute COVID-19 vaccine, Brevard has been fortunate to have three events at the below locations:

  • Mt Moriah in Palm Bay
  • St James AME in Titusville
  • 5 Church Collaboration in the Cocoa/Rockledge area

The federal government has launched the first phase of the Federal Retail Pharmacy Program

  • Under this program, the Federal Government will supply vaccines directly to select pharmacies across the country
  • Approximately 2600 stores nationwide are in the first phase, with 1 million total doses allocated for the first phase so initial supply will be limited
  • Additional information on the Federal Retail Pharmacy Program

The severe weather that has impacted large portions of the country has resulted in delays for new COVID-19 vaccine deliveries

Vaccine Resources

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 Vaccine distribution sites


To pre-register for vaccine appointments and be notified when appointments are available:

  • Go on-line at
  • 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 seasonal residency (examples: utility bill, property tax receipt, lease agreement for Florida property, etc.)


All Publix’s in Brevard with pharmacies (22) offer COVID-19 Vaccine

For more information and to schedule appointments:

Publix COVID-19 vaccine Information

Sam’s Club


450 Townsend Rd, Cocoa

For more information and to schedule appointments:

Sam’s Club COVID-19 Vaccine information



  • 1000 N Wickham Rd, Melbourne
  • 3950 N Wickham Rd, Melbourne
  • 8500 N Wickham Rd, Melbourne

For more information and to schedule appointments:

Walmart COVID-19 vaccination information



  • 190 Malabar Road. SW, Palm Bay
  • US Hwy 1,Micco

For more information and to schedule appointments:

Winn-Dixie COVID-19 vaccine information

Appointments are required for all locations

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

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

COVID-19 Testing Sites are experiencing increased demand, longer lines and/or increased wait times may occur.

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 June 30, 2021.

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

Pop-up Pantry Operations as of 2/17

Staging Area3.16 Million Pounds Received
Pop-up Pantries2.63 Million Meals Distributed
Families Assisted82,552 Households

Community Partner Operations as of 2/17

BPS Feeding Program4.4 Million Meals Distributed (9/16/20 -2/11/21)
Food Banks14.80 Million Meals Distributed (as of 2/12/21)
Meals on Wheel program7,818 Meals Distributed (2/8/21 -2/12/21)

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)

The Emergency Rental Assistance Program provides financial assistance and housing stability services for those impacted by COVID-19

Eligibility requirements include:

  • Applicant is a resident of Brevard County.
  • Applicant is at or below 80% of Area Median Income.
  • The applicant must sign all required documents or their application will be rejected/denied.
  • Documentation of all income from the entire Household as reported on the Household Income Section of the application (include 2 months of bank statements, pay stubs, etc., or a 2020 tax return (IRS Form 1040)).
  • All members of a household must be accounted for in the application.
  • For applications filled out by hand, please make sure that the writing is clear and legible.

EOC Partner Status

2-1-1Cumulative COVID-19 Calls to date : 54,003
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 COVID-19 Information

Cocoa Beach

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 BeachMelbourne Beach COVID-19 Information
Melbourne Village

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

Palm Bay COVID-19 information.

Palm Shores

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

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


Titusville COVID-19 information

West Melbourne

The mask requirement in essential businesses has been extended to January 4, 2020

West Melbourne COVID-19 information

State and National Updates

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

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