COVID-19 Community Report May 5, 2021

May 6, 2021, 09:04 AM by Emergency Management
Community Report 20-101 May 5, 2021 7:45 PM

Community Report 20-101 May 5, 2021 7:45 PM

EOC Activation Day 425

COVID-19 and Youth and Summer Camps

Follow CDC recommendations to slow the spread of COVID19, and encourage kids to:

  • Wear a mask that fits snugly over their nose and mouth
  • Tell an adult if they feel sick, and stay home
  • Stay 6 feet away from others
  • Encourage handwashing and covering coughs and sneezed
  • Get vaccinate when eligible

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 -Brevard, and the partners they support, have provided 103,154 vaccines since January 4, 2021

Per the Florida Department of Health, the total number of residents vaccinated in Brevard County is 247,523

70,073 have received at least one dose

  • 48% of those 16 plus
  • 64% of those 50 plus
  • 75% of those 65 plus

177,450 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 5/4): 939

  • 1st dose: 602
  • 2nd dose: 337

The Florida Department of Health-Brevard conducted a vaccine outreach events at the Florida Eastern Florida State College and Florida Institute of Technology

Emergency Management coordinated with Library Services, and the State to host a Mobile Vaccine Van to the EauGallieLibrary on Thursday, April 29th and Provost Park in Cocoa on Saturday, May 1st

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:

In partnership with Florida Department of Health, Emergency Management, Library Services, Parks and Recreation, City of Cocoa, City of Melbourne, and City of Palm Bay have developed an outreach schedule for the month of May

Emergency Management, in collaboration with Parks and Recreation, Florida Division of Emergency Management and community partners are bring the Mobile Vaccine Van to Brevard County

COVID-19 Mobile Vaccine Van Hours 10 AM - 6 PM

Friday, May 7 Sandrift Community Center, 585 N. Singleton Ave, Titusville

Saturday, May 8 Church of the Blessed Redeemer 1225 De Groodt Rd. SW, Palm Bay

Saturday, May 15 Travis Park Community Center, 2001 Michigan Ave., Cocoa

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 will now be required to verbally confirm, if they are a Florida resident or if they are in the state for the purposeof providing goods and services in Florida

Persons receiving a vaccine are required to bring:

COVID-19 Vaccine Screening and Consent Form


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 4/30/21

BPS Feeding Program7 Million Meals Distributed (9/16/20 - 4/29/21)
Food Banks16.2 Million Meals Distributed (3/12/20 - 4/2/21)
Meals on Wheel program6,852 Meals Distributed (as of 2/22/21 - 2/26/21)

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 : 64,958
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 May 3, Governor Desantis signed Executive Order 21-102, immediately suspending COVID-19 restrictions issued by local authorities

On April 29, Florida’s Surgeon General Dr. Rivkees issued a Public Health Advisory rescinding previous advisories, expanding vaccine eligibility to include non-Florida residents providing goods and services in Florida, and encouraging the resumption of in-person government operations and services

On May 5, the CDC issued new technical instructions for conducting simulated passenger voyages. This will assess the cruise ship operator’s ability to reduce the risk of Covid-19 on cruise ship, including COVID-19 safety protocols, Management of ill passengers and crew and transportation of individuals with COVID-19 or possible exposure.

The CDC has updated it’s recommendations for Fully Vaccinated People:

  • No longer need to wear a mask outdoors, except in crowded settings and venues
  • Employees 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 May 5, more than 250 million doses of vaccines have been administered in the United States and 44.7 % 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