COVID-19 Community Report March 3, 2021

Mar 4, 2021, 08:53 AM by Emergency Management
Community Report 20-092 March 3, 2021 8:30 PM

Community Report 20-092 March 3, 2021 8:30 PM

EOC Activation Day 356

Safer Ways to Enjoy St. Patrick’s Day

Attending gatherings to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day increases your risk of getting and spreading COVID-19. The safest way to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day this year is to gather virtually, with people who live with you, or outside and at least 6 feet apart from others.

  • Decorate your home in St. Patrick’s Day colors, shamrocks, and leprechauns.
  • Celebrate by making Irish–inspired recipes.
  • Have an outdoor neighborhood St. Patrick’s Day celebration with everyone at least 6 feet apart and wearing masks.
  • Watch a virtual St. Patrick’s Day celebration.

If you plan to celebrate with others, outdoors is safer than indoors.

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 3/1 per Executive Order 21-47)

  • Long-Term Care Facility residents and staff
  • Persons 65 years of age and older
  • Health care personnel with direct patient contact
  • K-12 school employees 50 years of age and older
  • Sworn law enforcement officers 50 years of age and older
  • Firefighters 50 years of age and older

Vaccine Operation Highlights

Department of Health-Brevard and the partners they are supporting have provided 38,544 vaccines since January 4, 2021

Governor DeSantis issued Executive Order 21-47 expanding vaccine eligibility to no include the following groups:

  • K-12 School Employees 50 years and older
  • Sworn Law Enforcement officer 50 years and older
  • Firefighters 50 years and older

In addition to hospitals, individuals determined to have extreme vulnerabilities to COVID, ages 64-18, can now also be vaccinated at pharmacies with proof of eligibility

On February 27, the Johnson and Johnson vaccine received Emergency Use Authorization from the FDA

  • Only one shot
  • Shipments to states are underway, initial supply will be limited

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

LocationDetails
DOH-Viera

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 seasonal residency (examples: utility bill, property tax receipt, lease agreement for Florida property, etc.)
Publix

Locations:

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

Location:

450 Townsend Rd, Cocoa

For more information and to schedule appointments:

Sam’s Club COVID-19 Vaccine information

Walmart

Locations:

  • 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

Winn-Dixie

Location:

  • 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

Parrish

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 3/3

ActivityAmount
Staging Area3.24 Million Pounds Received
Pop-up Pantries2.70 Million Meals Distributed
Families Assisted86,335 Households

Community Partner Operations as of 3/3

ActivityAmount
BPS Feeding Program4.9 Million Meals Distributed (9/16/20 -2/25/21)
Food Banks15.20 Million Meals Distributed (as of 2/26/21)
Meals on Wheel program8,101 Meals Distributed (as of 2/26/21)

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

PartnerStatus
2-1-1Cumulative COVID-19 Calls to date : 56,044
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

Cocoa

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

Indialantic

Town of Indialantic COVID-19 Information

Indian Harbour Beach

Indian Harbour Beach COVID-19 Information

Malabar

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

Melbourne

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.

Rockledge

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

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

CDC has released updated guidance on how people can make sure their mask works the best it can, such as wearing a cloth mask over a medical mask. The CDC worked with the Ad Council to produce public service announcements to encourage and normalize the consistent use of masks.

The Ad Council partnered with COVID Collaborative’s scientific advisory group and the CDC on a campaign “It’s Up to You” to build public confidence in the COVID-19 vaccines. Community based organizations and other trusted messengers are sharing GetVaccineAnswers.org and DeTiDepende.org to help people feel confident and prepared to get vaccinated once a vaccine is available to them. A free public health toolkitis available online.

According to CDC COVID Data Tracker, as of today, 80.5M people or 15.9% of the total US population have received at least onedose of the COVID-19 vaccine.

FEMA published a Community Vaccination Centers Playbook that establishes guidance for providing federal support to state, tribal and territorial Community Vaccination Centers. Playbook information includes interagency coordination, resource support, facilitysetup and other requirements for consideration.

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