COVID-19 Community Report February 24, 2021

Feb 25, 2021, 10:09 AM by Emergency Management
Community Report 20-091 February 24, 2021 7:00 PM

Community Report 20-091 February 24, 2021 7:00 PM

EOC Activation Day 350

Similarities and Differences between Flu and COVID-19

Influenza (Flu) and COVID-19 are both contagious respiratory illnesses, but they are caused by different viruses. COVID-19 is caused by infection with a new coronavirus (called SARS-CoV-2), and flu is caused by infection with influenza viruses.

COVID-19 seems to spread more easily than flu and causes more serious illnesses in some people. It can also take longer before people show symptoms and people can be contagious for longer. More information about differences between flu and COVID-19 is available in the different sections below.

Because some of the symptoms of flu and COVID-19 are similar, it may be hard to tell the difference between them based on symptoms alone, and testing may be needed to help confirm a diagnosis.

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 33,260 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 23:

  • Statewide pre-registrations: 4,234,139
  • Brevard County phone pre-registrations: 47,182

New appointments are scheduled via the State’s pre-registration system as new doses are received

Per Department of Health-Brevard, approximately 42% of Brevard County residents over 65 have received their first dose of vaccine

DOH continues to support county and municipal fire rescue personnel 1st & 2nd shot vaccinations operations

Governor DeSantis announced a partnership with CVS Health to begin providing vaccine to eligible groups at 80 pharmacies in 13 counties

At this time, the Governor has NOT expanded the groups of eligible individuals beyond those priorities outlined above

He has discussed the possibility of adding teachers and sworn law enforcement officers, 50 years and older but that expansion would be limited to the 4 federal vaccine sites only

The Executive Order has not changed and NO official actions have been taken

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 2/24

Staging Area3.22 Million Pounds Received
Pop-up Pantries2.68 Million Meals Distributed
Families Assisted85,019 Households

Community Partner Operations as of 2/24

BPS Feeding Program4.6 Million Meals Distributed (9/16/20 -2/11/21)
Food Banks15.02 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

Governor DeSantis announced the establishment of four COVID-19 vaccination sites in partnership with the federal government. Additionally, each site will have two smaller mobile satellite sites that will conduct 500 vaccinations per day in underserved areas.

  • Locations are in Miami Dade, Orange, Hillsborough and Duval counties
  • Sites will open on March 3 and will operate 7 days a week, 7AM –7PM
  • Each side will administer 2,000 vaccines per day

To date the Governor’s partnership with churches to deliver vaccine to underserved communities has administered 44,943 shots via 57 houses of worships, across 18 counties

Brevard has partnered with the State for 3 church missions (Palm Bay, Titusville, and Cocoa/Rockledge areas)

FEMA has announced COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution Updates in alignment with President Biden’s plan to respond to COVID-19, FEMA will work with other federal agencies to coordinate with state, tribal and territorial authorities and private sector partners and others to assist, augment and expedite vaccinations in the United States

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