COVID-19 Community Report November 24, 2020

Community Report 20-077 November 24, 2020 5:00 PM

EOC Activation Day 261

Everyone Can Make Thanksgiving Safer

Traditional Thanksgiving gatherings with family and friends are fun but can increase the chances of getting or spreading COVID-19 or the flu. Follow these tips to make your Thanksgiving holiday safer considered the following CDC recommendations:

  • Celebrate virtually or only with members of your own household
  • Attendees follow safety measures such as mask coverings, social distancing, and handwashing
  • Host outdoor rather than indoor gatherings as much as possible
  • Even outdoors, require guests to wear masks when not eating or drinking
  • Bring your own food, drinks, plates, cups, and utensils
  • Limit contact with commonly touched surfaces or shared items such as serving utensils
  • Limit the number of people in food preparation areas
  • Keep 6 feet (about 2 arm lengths) from others is especially important for people who are at higher risk of getting very sick

COVID-19 Numbers

Daily Positive Cases

(select Brevard and cases by county tab)

Total Test Results to Date

(Scroll to Brevard report)

Financial Assistance for Individuals & Businesses

Brevard County

Rental/Mortgage Assistance Program and Utility/Security Deposit Program applicants must review and submit all required documents and attachments to qualify for assistance listed on HHS Coronavirus Assistance Program Application Form

Visit the Brevard CARES website for details on the Small Business and Nonprofit Organizations grant on-line application.

Small businesses and nonprofit organizations may be eligible for grants up to $10,000 to offset expenses and lost revenue related to impacts from COVID.

Residents Financially Impacted by COVID-19 May Be Eligible for A/C, Heating Unit Replacement Funds.

Applications are available at county libraries and community centers.

Workforce Recovery Assistance Program is available through December 30, 2020. This program aids Small Businesses (fewer than 50 employees) impacted by COVID-19. businesses rehire their laid off or furloughed employee(s) by funding hourly wages.

Financial Assistance to Individuals (Cumulative)

Individual Assistance Application Received1,609
Total Percentage of Applications from Unincorporated Residents35.1%
Total Percentage of Application from City Residents64.6%
Average Amount of Award$3,757 Per application
Individual Assistance commitment$5.09 Million

Financial Assistance to Business (Cumulative)

Small Business Assisted with PPE1214
Small Business PPE Kits Distributed2,596
Small Business Application Received3,316
Total Amount of Small Business Grants Awarded$9.7 Million
Total Amount of Workforce Recovery Program Funded Wages$909,000

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 December 31.

Food distribution sites are open Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays.

Via the Food Stability Program, Brevard County and its partners including; the Children’s Hunger Project, 2nd Harvest Food Banks,and Brevard VOAD distributed 9,768 Turkeys to Brevard Residents

Food Stability Programs

Farmer’s Market28,466 Households
Children’s Hunger Project Weekend Meals63,183 Meals Distributed
Food Pantry Support354,550 Meals Distributed

Pop-up Pantry Operations

Staging Area2.73 Million Pounds Received
Pop-up Pantries2.27 Million Meals Distributed
Families Assisted65,839 Households

Community Partner Operations

BPS Feeding Program2.02 Million Meals Distributed (9/16 -11/19)
Food Banks11.86 Million Meals Distributed (as of 11/13)
Meals on Wheel program9,809 Meals Distributed (11/15 -11/20)

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Operations

PPE Distribution Status as of 11/18

Face Masks2.85 Million
Pairs of Gloves2 Million

PPE Request by Facility Type (Cumulative)

Assisted Living Facilities & Nursing Homes236
Healthcare Providers65
First Responders56
Non-Healthcare Providers212
Total requests587

PPE Distribution by Facility Type (Cumulative)

Assisted Living Facilities & Nursing Homes186,167
Healthcare Providers33,491
First Responders834,568
Non-Healthcare Providers4.98 Million
Total requests$4.6 Million

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

No testing will be conducted on November 26 and 27, 2020 due to the Thanksgiving Holiday

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
  • 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

No testing will be conducted on November 26, 2020 due to the Thanksgiving Holiday

Health First

  • Appointment required, call 321-434-3131
  • Monday Saturday, 9 AM to 12 PM
  • Pro Health & Fitness, 255 Borman Drive, Merritt Island

No testing will be conducted on November 26 and 27, 2020 due to the Thanksgiving Holiday


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

No testing will be conducted on November 25, 26, 27, 2020 due to the Thanksgiving Holiday

COVID-19 Testing Sites are experiencing increased demand, longer lines and/or increased wait times may occur.

EOC Partner Status

Brevard County PPE Distribution

Small Businesses, Retailers, Restaurants can obtain Free PPE

A license, business card or document that displays the business name and address must be presented to receive up to 2 kits

Distribution will be held from 11 AM to 2 PM on Wednesday, November 25, at the Brevard County EOC, 1746 Cedar St, Rockledge

2-1-1Cumulative COVID-19 Calls to date : 40,792
Housing and Human ServicesDue to the Thanksgiving holiday, Farmer’s Market token will not be available during November 23 to 29
Department of HealthFree flu vaccines are being offered to all children aged 6 months - 18 years locations in Melbourne, Viera, and Titusville on a walk in basis, Monday – Friday from 8 AM to 4 PM
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 Offering Coronavirus 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

Cocoa Beach

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 2020-04 requiring face masks is in effect until December 9, 2020


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


City of Melbourne COVID-19 Information

The Coronavirus Relief Fund Program is available for Melbourne Residents.

Residents can apply to received assistance in the areas below:

  • Rent, Mortgage, Utility Assistance
  • Emergency Home Repairs
  • Street to Home Bridge Housing Program
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

Coronavirus Relief Fund (CRF) rent and utility payment assistance is available

Palm Bay COVID-19 information.

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 December 31, 2020.

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


City Resolution 21-2020 encourages face coverings at all indoor locations

Titusville COVID-19 information

West Melbourne

The mask requirement in essential businesses has been extended to December 7, 2020

West Melbourne COVID-19 information

State / National Highlights

Thanksgiving travel considerations:

  • Are you, someone in your household, or someone you will be visiting at increased risk for getting very sick from COVID-19?Are cases high or increasing in your community or your destination?
  • Are hospitals in your community or your destination overwhelmed with patients who have COVID-19? or restrictions for travelers?
  • During the 14 days before your travel, have you or those you are visiting had close contact with people they don’t live with?
  • Do your plans include traveling by bus, train, or air which might make staying 6 feet apart difficult?
  • If traveling with people who don’t live with you, consider making other plans, such as hosting a virtual gathering or delaying your travel.
  • It’s important to talk with the people you live with and your family and friends about the risks of traveling for Thanksgiving.

COVID-19 Resources

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

2 1 1 Brevard County


For information about the COVID-19 in Brevard and resources available to people who are impacted, call 2-1-1 between 8am and 6pm.

Or text your ZIP code to 898211 between 9am and midnight.