COVID-19 Community Report December 23, 2020

Community Report December 23, 2020 6:15 PM

EOC Activation Day 289

Have a Safe Holiday Gathering

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

  • Celebrate virtually or only with members of your own household
  • Attendees follow safety measures such as mask coverings, social distancing, and hand washing
  • 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

Financial Assistance to Individuals (Cumulative)

Individual Assistance Application Received1,838
Total Percentage of Applications from Unincorporated Residents34.5%
Total Percentage of Application from City Residents64.5%
Average Amount of Award$4,358 Per application
Individual Assistance commitment$6.9 Million

Financial Assistance to Business (Cumulative)

Small Business Assisted with PPE1,872
Small Business PPE Kits Distributed4,000
Small Business Application Received3,899
Total Amount of Small Business Grants Awarded$11.09 Million
Total Amount of Workforce Recovery Program Funded Wages$964,000

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 June 30, 2021.

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 Food banks, and VOAD distributed 5,000 Turkeys to Brevard Residents.

Food Stability Programs

Farmer’s Market36,382 Households
Children’s Hunger Project Weekend Meals67,625 Meals Distributed
Food Pantry Support430,600 Meals Distributed

Pop-up Pantry Operations

Staging Area3.05 Million Pounds Received
Pop-up Pantries2.55 Million Meals Distributed
Families Assisted79,111 Households

Community Partner Operations

BPS Feeding Program2.87 Million Meals Distributed (9/16 -12/17)
Food Banks13.11 Million Meals Distributed (3/12 - 12/18)
Meals on Wheel program9,441 Meals Distributed (12/14 -12/18)

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Operations

PPE Distribution Status as of 12/16

Face Masks2.86 Million
Pairs of Gloves2.03 Million

PPE Request by Facility Type (Cumulative)

Assisted Living Facilities & Nursing Homes243
Healthcare Providers65
First Responders64
Non-Healthcare Providers223
Total requests610

PPE Distribution by Facility Type (Cumulative)

Assisted Living Facilities & Nursing Homes205,386
Healthcare Providers34,027
First Responders920,209
Non-Healthcare Providers4.98 Million
Total requests$4.6 Million

CDC COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions

Florida Phase 1 Priorities

Revised 12/23 per Executive Order 20-315

Long-Term Care Facility residents and staff

Persons 65 years of age and older

Health care personnel with direct patient contact

Vaccine Key Points

  • Moderna‘s COVID-19 vaccine received Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) from the FDA, national distribution is underway
  • Both the Pfizer and Modernarequire 2 doses, 21 days and 28 days apart, respectively
  • All hospital systems in Brevard have received the vaccine and have begun vaccinating their high-risk healthcare staff
  • Long-Term Care Facilities in Brevard began to receive vaccinations as part of the CVS/Walgreens federal partnership, with an expectation of the end of January for completion
  • The availability/quantity of doses will be what determines who is able to get the vaccine and when
  • It will take some time before the COVID-19 Vaccine is widely available for mass dispensing, please be patient

Vaccine Resources

Brevard County Emergency Management COVID-19 Vaccine information

CDC COVID -19 Vaccine information for You and Your Family

CDC COVID -19 Benefits of Getting a COVID-19 Vaccine

Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine Fact sheet for Recipients and Caregivers

Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine Fact sheet for Recipients and Caregivers

Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine information

FDA COVID-19 Vaccine development process and approval

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 December 24, 25, 31 and January 1

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
  • No testing will be conducted on December 24, 25, 31 and January 1

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 December 25 and January 1


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 December 24, 25 and January 1

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

EOC Partner Status

2-1-1Cumulative COVID-19 Calls to date : 45,227
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 COVID-19 Information

Cocoa Beach

City of Cocoa Beach COVID-19 Information

Grant - Valkaria

Grant Valkaria COVID-19 Information


Town of Indialantic COVID-19 Information

Indian Harbour Beach

Executive Order 2020-05 requiring face masks is in effect until February 10, 2021


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


City of Melbourne COVID-19 Information

The Coronavirus Relief Fund Program for Melbourne Residents has been closed and is transitioning to the new Community Development Block Grant-CV funds for the rent, mortgage and utilities. The program is scheduled start taking applications on Tuesday, January 5, 2021
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 all funds must be expended no later than December 30, 2020.

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 January 4, 2020

West Melbourne COVID-19 information

State and National Updates

Governor Ron DeSantis issued Executive Order 20-315 updating Florida’s Phase 1 priority groups for COVID-19 vaccine distribution:

  • Long Term Care facility residents and staff
  • Persons 65 years of age and older
  • Health care personnel with direct patient contact

The CDC updated its vaccine recommendations COVID-19 vaccines and severe allergic reactions, per the guidelines:

  • If you have had a severe allergic reaction to other vaccines or injectable therapies, you should ask your doctor if you should get a COVID-19 vaccine. Your doctor will help you decide if it is safe for you to get vaccinated.
  • If you have ever had a severe allergic reaction to any ingredient in a COVID-19 vaccine, CDC recommends that you should not get that specific vaccine

The CDC has updated information for Travel guidelines and provides the following recommendations:

  • Get tested 1-3 days before your flight
  • Get tested 3-5 days after travel AND stay home for 7 days after travel
  • Even if you test negative, stay home for the full 7 days.
  • If you don’t get tested, it’s safest to stay home for 10 days after travel
  • Always follow state and local recommendations or requirements

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.