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COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions

What's the latest update with the COVID-19 Vaccine?

According to the US Centers Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), a vaccine stimulates your body’s immune system to produce antibodies, exactly like it would if you were exposed to a disease. After getting vaccinated, you develop immunity to that specific disease, without having to get the disease first. This is what makes vaccines such a powerful medical tool. Unlike most medicines, which treat or cure diseases, vaccines prevent them.

How many confirmed cases are in the state of Florida currently? 

The Florida Department of Health provides a continually updating interactive map of the state and each of its counties indicating how many confirmed cases have been identified. This resource is updated every few hours. 

Florida Department of Health Interactive COVID-19 Tracking Map 

How many confirmed cases of COVID-19 are there in the United States currently? 

To follow the current amount of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the United States you may utilize the CDC's website, which is updated daily. 

CDC United States COVID-19 Tracker

How many confirmed cases of COVID-19 are there across the globe currently? 

For a continually updating map with statistics on the number of confirmed global COVID-19 cases, you may utilize the Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins University tracker. This resource is updated every few hours. 

Global COVID-19 Tracking Map

What is social distancing and why is it important? 

Social distancing, otherwise known as physical distancing, is a form of infectious disease control in which individuals remain separated from each other to help avoid the spread of a contagion. For COVID-19, the CDC recommends a social distancing space of at least 6 feet.   

What are the symptoms of COVID-19? 

In most cases, symptoms include a dry cough, fever and in severe cases shortness of breath. Other - not as common - symptoms can include a sore throat, headache or a runny nose. If you think you have been exposed to COVID-19 and develop a fever and symptoms, such as cough or difficulty breathing, call your healthcare provider for medical advice.

What are the criteria for COVID-19 testing? Does the City have test kits available? 

The City itself does not have any test kits available, nor would it provide tests to individuals. COVID-19 testing should only be conducted by trained medical staff and personnel. 

Residents may call 2-1-1 for up-to-date information between 8 AM and 6 PM daily. The FDOH COVID-19 call center is available 7 days a week, 24 hours a day at 1-866-779-6121, but is experiencing a large volume of calls. Another option is to email

What does it mean that the City declared an emergency?

This measure will allow the City to address and streamline the acquisition of equipment, supplies, personnel, Emergency Operations Center, City property assignments and waiver of procedures; all in an effort to best serve you and protect the Community.

Where is the nearest hospital? 

The nearest hospital to the City is the Health First Cape Canaveral Hospital located at 701 W Cocoa Beach Causeway, Cocoa Beach, FL 32931. Their phone number is 321-799-7111.

Are City playgrounds closed?

All City of Cape Canaveral playgrounds are open at this time.

Is the beach open in the City of Cape Canaveral?


What is Port Canaveral doing to respond to the COVID-19 outbreak?

For continuing updates about Port Canaveral's COVID-19 response, you may visit their website. 

Port Canaveral COVID-19 Response Information 

Please note: This situation continues to rapidly evolve on a daily basis and we will continue to update citizens as we gather more information. We are encouraging our citizens to remain calm and practice social distancing. For continuing updates please follow the City on Facebook, Twitter and through its website at

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