COVID-19 Community Report April 28, 2021

Apr 29, 2021, 09:38 AM by Emergency Management
Community Report 20-100 April 28, 2021 8:12 PM

Community Report 20-100 April 28, 2021 8:12 PM

EOC Activation Day 418

Choosing Safer Activities

If you are fully vaccinated you can start doing many things that you had stopped doing because of the pandemic, like exercise outdoors with members of your household without masks; or attend small, outdoor gatherings with other fully vaccinated people without masks.

When choosing safer activities, consider how COVID-19 is spreading in your community, the number of people participating in the activity, and the location of the activity.

Outdoor visits and activities are safer than indoor activities, and fully vaccinated people can participate in some indoor events safely, without much risk.

If you haven’t been vaccinated yet, find a vaccine.

According to the Director of the CDC: “When fully vaccinated against COVID-19, you can begin to enjoy many activities more safely. Most outdoor activities for vaccinated people are safe if unmasked. The more people who are vaccinated, the more steps we can take toward spending time with those we love, doing things we enjoy.”

Florida COVID -19 Vaccine Priorities

(Revised 3/26, effective 4/5 per Executive Order 21-79)

Persons over 18 years of age

* All vaccines are approved for this age group

Persons 16 –17 years of age

* Requires parental or legal guardian consent

* Pfizer is the only FDA vaccine approved for this age group

Vaccine Operation Highlights

Florida Department of Health in Brevard, and the partners they support, have provided 98,018 vaccines since January 4, 2021

Per the Florida Department of Health, the total number of residents vaccinated in Brevard County is 238,741

76,917 have received at least one dose

  • 74 % of over the age of 65
  • 62 % of over the age of 50
  • 46 % of over the age of 16

123,724 have completed the full series

BCFR’s vaccine outreach program Operation Homebound continues to operate with 2 dedicated crews to the mission

Total vaccinated (as of 4/27): 868

  • 1st dose: 570
  • 2nd dose: 328

Emergency Management is partnering with Library Services to host one of the State’s Mobile Vaccine Vans at Eau Gallie Library for the surrounding community on a walk-up basis

  • Thursday, April 29 from 11:00 AM –5:00 PM
  • No appointments necessary
  • Up to 400 doses of Johnson and Johnson are available

Emergency Management is partnering with the City of Cocoa and Brevard County Parks and Recreation to host one of the State’s Mobile Vaccine Vans at Provost Park for the surrounding community on a walk-up basis

  • Saturday, May 1 from 10:00 AM –6:00 PM
  • No appointments necessary
  • Up to 400 doses of Johnson and Johnson are available

On April 22 and April 24 Brevard County hosted one of the State’s Mobile COVID-19 Vaccine vans at Isaac Campbell Community Center and Lipscomb Park respectively

The Florida Division of Emergency Management has launched a contact email for homebound seniors to register for the COVID-19 vaccine to be brought directly to them

To register, send your request and contact information to:

Brevard County and Municipal COVID-19 Vaccine Locations


Beginning Wednesday, April 28th, appointments are no longer required at the DOH in Viera.

Hours of Operation:

  • 8:15 AM to 11:15 AM
  • 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM

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.)
Cape Canaveral

To register for vaccine appointments:

Call 321-868-1204 leave a message with name and phone number

Cocoa Beach

To register for vaccine appointments:

Cocoa Beach online vaccine appointments

Call 321-868-3225 If you need assistance booking your appointments


To register for vaccine appointments:

Send an email to with your name and phone number

Palm Bay

To register for vaccine appointments:

COVID-19 Vaccines to Eligible Groups

Call: 321-726-2790 (line opens at Mondays at 9:00 AM until fully booked)

Satellite Beach

To register for vaccine appointments:

Call 321-773-4405, ext. 5 and leave a message with name and phone number


CVS COVID-19 Vaccination Information and Appointments

Health First

Health First COVID-19 Vaccination Information and Appointments

Omni Healthcare

Omni COVID-19 Vaccine Information and Appointments

Email with your name and phone.

Scheduling line: (321) 802-5515.


Parrish Healthcare COVID 19 Vaccination Information and Appointments

Scheduling line: 321-268-6311


Publix COVID-19 vaccine Information and Appointments

Sam’s Club

Sam’s Club COVID-19 Vaccine Information and Appointments


Walgreens Vaccination Information and Appointments


Walmart COVID-19 Vaccination Information and Appointments


Winn-Dixie COVID-19 Vaccine Information and Appointments

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.

Friday, April 30 & Friday, May 14

  • Parrish Health and Fitness Center
  • 1:30 to 3:30 PM
  • Parking lot @ 2210 Cheney Hwy, Titusville

Thursday, May 20

  • Harry T. Moore Social Services Center
  • 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
  • Parking lot @ 725 S Deleon Ave, Titusville

What your test results mean

If you test positive, stay home

  • Separate yourself from others
  • Rest and hydrate

If you test negative, prevent getting sick by

  • Social distance
  • Wear a mask
  • Wash your hands

Community Partner Operations as of 4/16/21

BPS Feeding Program6.5 Million Meals Distributed (9/16/20 - 4/16/21)
Food Banks16.2 Million Meals Distributed (3/12/20 - 4/2/21)
Meals on Wheel program6,852 Meals Distributed (as of 3/29/21 - 4/2/21)

For information on food pantry locations and how to access additional help, utilize the United Way of Brevard’s COVID-19 Community Resource guide.

Brevard County Public Schools continue to offer meals for all children up to 18 years old at various food distribution sites.

EOC Partner Status

2-1-1Cumulative COVID-19 Calls to date : 63,927
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

COVID -19 vaccines are available. Register at Cocoa Beach online vaccine appointments

Call 321-868-3225 If you need assistance booking your appointments

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

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 April 30, 2021.

Rockledge COVID-19 Information

Satellite Beach

Satellite Beach COVID-19 Information


Titusville COVID-19 information

West Melbourne

The West Melbourne mask requirement in essential businesses has been extended to April 26, 2021

West Melbourne COVID-19 information

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.

State and National Updates

On Tuesday, April 27 Governor DeSantis signed Executive Order 21-94, extending Florida’ State of Emergency for COVID-19 response to June 26, 2021

On Friday, April 23, following a thorough safety review by the CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices, it was the CDC have the recommended Johnson & Johnson vaccine pause be lifted and use of the vaccine should resume, Per the advisory committee:

  • Determined that the available data show that the vaccine’s known and potential benefits outweigh its known and potential risks in individuals 18 years of age and older
  • Will add a warning label to note the potential risk for rare blood clots, especially in women ages 18-49

On Tuesday, April 27 the CDC updated its recommendations for Fully Vaccinated People:

  • No longer need to wear a mask outdoors, except in crowded settings and venues
  • Workers no longer need to be restricted from work following an exposure as long as they are asymptomatic
  • Residents of non-healthcare congregate settings no longer need to quarantine following a known exposure
  • Asymptomatic individuals without an exposure may be exempted from routine screening testing, if feasible

Per the CDC, as of April 28th, more than 235 million doses of vaccines have been administered in the United States and 43% of the entire United States population over the age of 18 has had at least one dose of a COVID vaccine.

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