Community Report 20-072 October 21, 2020 6:00 PM
CDC recommendations for keeping yourself and your pet safe during COVID
The CDC updated its frequently ask questions webpage on COVID and Animals. The FAQ include information on Stay healthy around animals, protecting your pet if you are sick, and using a daycare or a groomer.
EOC and LSA Status as of 10/21
|Face Masks Distributed||1,808,324|
|Glove Pairs Distributed||949,403|
Brevard Cares Program Total Statistics as of 10/21
|Individual Assistance||1320 applications|
|Small Business Economic Relief Program||2931 Applications|
|Small Business PPE Kits||2220 Kits Distributed|
|Food Stability Farmer's Market||13,381 Households|
|Food Stability Weekend Feeding||42,075 Meals|
Daily Positive Cases
(select Brevard and cases by county tab)
Total Test Results to Date
(Scroll to Brevard report)
Small Business Grant Available
Visit the Brevard CARES website for access to the Small Business and Nonprofit Organizations grant online application .
Small businesses and nonprofit organizations may be eligible for grants of up to $10,000 to offset expenses and lost revenue related to impacts from COVID-19.
Application period remains open.
Mortgage Assistance Program
Applicants for the Rental and Mortgage Assistance Program, Utility and Security Deposit Program, and a Food Stability Program must review and submit all of the required documents and attachments to qualify for assistance as instructed on the
Housing and Human Services Coronavirus Assistance Program application form
The UF/Brevard Extension Service is hosting two farmer’s market locations where eligible residents can obtain CARES Act dollars for vendor purchases.
Thursdays at Wickham Park, 2500 Parkway Drive Melbourne, 3-6 PM
Fridays at the Welcome Center, 419 South Hopkins Avenue, Titusville, 3-6 PM
1st / 3rd Saturdays at Riverview Park in Melbourne from 10am - 3pm
2nd / 4th Saturday at 4220 Dixie Highway NE in Palm Bay from 10am - 2pm
Community 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.
Effective today, Brevard County Public Schools continue to offer meals for all children up to 18 years old at various food distribution sites through December 31.
Food distribution locations are open Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays.
The county has partnered with the Children’s Hunger Project to distribute 42,075 weekend meals to date
To date, Brevard County’s “Pop up Pantry” feeding operation has distributed 2.15 million meals. From 10/13 –10/20, served approximately 2,858 cars and 29 walk-ups for a total 3,107 families
Brevard County COVID-19 Testing Sites
Department of Health - Brevard
- Appointment required, call 321-454-7141
- Monday –Friday, 8:15 AM to 12 PM
- Viera Clinic, 2555 Judge Fran Jamieson Way
- Testing available for adults and children of all ages
EFSC Palm Bay Campus
- 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
- 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
- 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
EOC Partner Status
|Patrick Air Force Base||Patrick 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 COVID-19 Information
Face coverings are required in places open to the public
City of Cocoa Offering Coronavirus Water Utilities and Rental & Mortgage Assistance for citizens living within the city limits of Cocoa through City of Cocoa Coronavirus Relief Fund
City of Cocoa COVID-19 Information
Face masks are no longer required effective October 5, 2020
Visitors to City Hall are by appointment only, and must have their temperature taken prior to entering.
|Grant - Valkaria|
Face coverings are required for employees and visitors to Town Hall.
Grant Valkaria COVID-19 Information
Resolution 20-2020 encourages the use
of Face Coverings and requires Businesses to post a Mask Policy
|Indian Harbour Beach|
Face coverings are required for businesses and patrons as well as in designated city facilities.
Executive Order 2020-03 requiring face masks is in effect until October 14, 2020
Malabar COVID-19 Information or call 321-727-7764.
City of Melbourne COVID-19 Information
Newly Received Coronavirus Relief Funds available for Melbourne Residents
|Melbourne Beach||Melbourne Beach COVID-19 Information|
Daily operations continue by phone and email. Visitors to the office will be escorted and screened.
E-mail Melbourne Village, call (321) 723-8300 or visit Melbourne Village website.
Coronavirus Relief Fund (CRF) rent and utility payment assistance is available
Qualified organizations can apply for Community Development Block Grant –Coronavirus funding until
October 30, 2020 by 3PM
Palm Bay COVID-19 information.
Face coverings are required in Town Hall and recommended throughout the town effective September 30, 2020
Palm Shores COVID-19 Information
The use of face masks is strongly encouraged within the city limits through October 31, 2020.
Rockledge COVID-19 Information
Emergency ordinance 03-2020 requires face coverings
at all indoor locations throughout the City through October 7, 2020.
Satellite Beach COVID-19 Information
City Resolution 21-2020 encourages face coverings at all indoor locations
Titusville COVID-19 information
The mask requirement in essential businesses has been extended to October 19, 2020
West Melbourne COVID-19 information
State / National Highlights
The Florida Department of Health released recommendations for staying safe during Halloween activities. These include:
- Wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds before and after preparing goodie bags
- While visiting a pumpkin patches or orchards use hand sanitizer before touching pumpkins or picking apples
- Attend a small, outdoor and open-air costume parade or have a virtual costume contest
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is partnering with CVS and Walgreens to offer on-site COVID-19 vaccination services for residents of Long-Term Care Facilities. An overview of the program as well as frequently asked questions regarding the program is available on the Agency’s website at http://ahca.myflorida.com/COVID-19_Facilities.shtml#facility
The CDC updated COVID-19 Pandemic Travel Guidance. Travel increases your chances of getting and spreading COVID-19 depending on whether you and those around you take steps to protect yourself and others; such as wearing masks and
staying 6 feet away from people outside your household. Airports, bus stations, train stations, and rest stops are all places travelers can be exposed to thevirus in the air and on surfaces. These are also places where it can be hard to keep your
distance from others. In general, the longer you arearound a person with COVID-19, the more likely you are to get infected.
Brevard County Emergency Management is also providing updates via the following social media accounts:
Text Message Updates: Text BrevardEOC to 888-777
State / National