COVID-19 Community Report May 12, 2021

May 13, 2021, 08:57 AM by Emergency Management
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Community Report 20-102 May 12, 2021 6:00 PM

EOC Activation Day 432

Vaccinated? What You Should Still Keep Doing

For now, if you’ve been fully vaccinated:

You should still protect yourself and others in many situations by wearing a mask that fits snugly against the sides of your face and doesn’t have gaps. Take this precaution whenever you are:

  • In indoor public settings
  • Gathering indoors with unvaccinated people (including children) from more than one other household
  • Visiting indoors with an unvaccinated person who is at increased risk of severe illness or death from COVID-19 or who lives with a person at increased risk

You should still avoid large indoor gatherings.

If you travel, you will still be required to wear a mask on planes, buses, trains, and other forms of public transportation traveling into, within, or out of the United States, You should still watch out for symptoms of COVID-19, especially if you’ve been around someone who is sick. If you have symptoms of COVID-19, you should get tested and stay home and away from others

You will still need to follow guidance at your workplace

People who have a condition or are taking medications that weaken the immune system, should talk to their healthcare provider to discuss their activities

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 107,191 vaccines since January 4, 2021

Per the Florida Department of Health, the total number of residents vaccinated in Brevard County is 255,176

  • 58,355 have received at least one dose
    • 50% of those 16 plus
    • 65% of those 50 plus
    • 76% of those 65 plus
  • 196,821 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 5/12): 973
  • 1st dose: 629
  • 2nd dose: 344

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 bringing the Mobile Vaccine Van to Brevard County

Emergency Management Coordinated with Brevard Parks and Recreation and the State to bring to their Mobile Vaccine Van to the Sandrift Community Center on Friday, May 7th where 64 vaccines were administered

Emergency Management partnered with the Church of the Blessed Redeemer to host one of the State’s Mobile Vaccine Vans at their church in Palm Bay on Saturday, May 8th where 30 vaccines were administered

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:

COVID-19 Vaccine Event Schedule May 2021

Dates subject to change based on availability

Wednesday 5th: Wickham Community Center, 2815 Leisure Way, 10AM - 2PM

Friday 7th: South Mainland Community Center, 3700 Allen Ave., 10AM - 2PM

Palm Bay Library, 6475 Minton Rd., 10AM - 2PM

Cocoa Library, 308 Forrest Ave., 10AM - 2PM

Melbourne Library, 540 E. Fee Ave., 10AM - 2PM

Port St. John Library, 6500 Carole Ave., 10AM - 2PM

Tony Rosa Community Center, 1502 Port Malabar Blvd NE, 10AM - 2PM

Merritt Island Library, 1195 N. Courtenay Pkwy., 10AM - 2PM

Cuyler Community Center, 2329 Harry T Moore, 10AM - 2PM

Dr. Joe Lee Smith Community Center, 415 Stone St., 10AM - 2PM

Johnson and Johnson COVID-19 Mobile Vaccine Van

May Locations 10AM - 6PM

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

Wednesday, May 26 Leonardo DRS Technologies, 100 North Babcock St., Melbourne, FL

Friday, May 28 Thrifty Specialty Produce and Meats, 2135 Palm Bay Rd. NE #1, Palm Bay, FL

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 purpose of 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 5/21/21

BPS Feeding Program7.2 Million Meals Distributed (9/16/20 - 5/6/21)
Food Banks16.2 Million Meals Distributed (3/12/20 - 4/2/21)
Meals on Wheel program8,744 Meals Distributed (as of 2/22/21 - 5/12/21)

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 : 65,989
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.

Program statistics as of 5/7/21:

595 applications received since 2/12/21

  • 414 (70%) from municipalities
  • 181 (30%) from County (unincorporated)
    • 124 approved, 12 denied
    • 459 (returned due to insufficient supporting documentation or in processing)
    • $554,627.35 in approved invoices
    • Averaging $4,472.80 per household

State and National Updates

On May 6, The Florida Supreme Court Chief Justice Charles Canady amended COVID Emergency orders to no longer require face masks, temperature checks, and health screenings to enter state court buildings; facemasks and social distancing will still be required inside courtrooms

Today, President Biden announced, an independent advisory committee to the CDC voted to recommend the Pfizer-BioNTechvaccine for adolescents 12 and older, official guidance will be released soon.

Tuesday, May 25 will be the last day for individuals to receive the Johnson and Johnson vaccine at the federally-supported supported vaccination sites in Tampa, Orlando, Miami and Jacksonville. The sites will close permanently on Wednesday, May 26

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

Per the CDC, as of May 12, more than 264 million doses of vaccines have been administered in the United States and 46.4 % 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