The COVID-19 Call Center is available 24/7: 1 (866) 779-6121 | COVIDemail@example.com
For Important Updates Text FLCOVID19 to 888-777
For the latest COVID-19 data:
- FDOH Dashboard, https://bit.ly/3cPjZMc
- FDOH County Report, https://bit.ly/2WOXq4r
- John Hopkins Dashboard, https://bit.ly/2LP1OtY
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In Brevard County, appointments are required for vaccination, and those currently eligible for the vaccine are Florida residents age 65 and older, and healthcare workers with direct patient contact. Effective immediately individuals receiving a COVID-19 vaccine must bring:
- All clients must provide identification
- Healthcare workers must provide proof of employment in addition to ID (examples: work ID badge, paystub, etc.)
- Individuals with an out-of-state ID should also provide proof of residency or semi-permanent residency (examples: utility bill, property tax receipt, lease agreement for Florida property, etc.)
- Brevard Department of Health
Florida Coronavirus Vaccine Program Information:
Governor Ron DeSantis has signed Executive Order 20-315 which outlines that providers can only administer the COVID-19 vaccine to the following groups:
- Long-term care facility residents and staff.
- Persons 65 years of age and older.
- Health care personnel with direct patient contact.
- Persons deemed to be extremely vulnerable to COVID-19 by hospital providers.
- FDOH has a list of COVID-19 vaccine sites across the state. These sites may require appointments or only vaccinating specific populations. This list will be updated as additional sites become available.
See all locations here - https://bit.ly/2XtmIEZ (1/11/21)
- Sign Up for Brevard County Text Alerts
Brevard County Emergency Management will use the Nixle Alert emergency notification system to announce appointment opportunities as they arise, and based on supply availability, for COVID-19 vaccinations.
Currently, there are no appointments available for vaccines administered by the Florida Department of Health-Brevard. However, when supplies are available, residents will be notified by press release, on social media and via alerts that you can receive on your mobile phone from the Nixle notification system. To register for text alerts, simply create a new text message on your mobile phone to 888777 and in the text message body write Brevardeoc, and hit send. (1/8/21)
- Review the COVID Vaccine Fact Sheet and screening questions on the COVID-19 Vaccine Screening and Consent Form prior to your appointment. If you answer yes to any screening questions, you will need to bring a doctor’s note to receive the COVID-19 vaccination. Print and complete the COVID-19 Vaccine Screening and Consent Form to bring to the appointment for more efficient service. We do not require the insurance information.
The Moderna COVID-19 vaccination series is 2 doses, given 1 month apart. If you receive one dose of the Moderna vaccine, you should receive a second dose of the same vaccine 1 month later to complete the vaccination series. After vaccination you will be asked to wait for 15 minutes to be monitored for adverse reactions. Please see the attached “Moderna Facts and Privacy” for additional information on what to expect during and after the vaccination.
More information about the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine can be found at https://www.modernatx.com/covid19vaccine-eua/recipients/
Everyone, including those who have received both doses of vaccine, should continue to follow CDC recommendations on wearing face coverings, washing hands, and social distancing.
The City will continue to provide updates about the ongoing efforts to distribute a COVID-19 vaccine as more developments occur.
- New Locations Added for Free PPE Distribution For Small Businesses, Retailers, Restaurants. (11/18/20)
- The national Disaster Distress Helpline is there for anyone experiencing emotional distress related to COVID-19. Call or text 1-800-985-5990 to be connected to a caring counselor 24/7.
- Visit FPL.com/Help should you or someone you know be in need of assistance who are affected by the pandemic.
- Brevard County to Distribute Free PPE at 3 Locations for Small Businesses, Retailers, Restaurants November 17-19 (11/5/20)
- City Hall and the Nancy Hanson Recreation Complex have reopened to the public. Masks will be required in all areas where proper social distancing is not possible.
Brevard County Government/Brevard Family Partnership Team Up On Behavioral Health Project:
- Small businesses that have had to lay-off staff due to COVID-19, and had fewer than 50 employees, may qualify for wage assistance to rehire staff. Learn more and share this link: https://careersourcebrevard.com/business-services/workforce-recovery-assistance-program (9/9/20)
- Program continues: Help is available for Brevard County small businesses and nonprofits. Apply online, www.BrevardFL.gov/BrevardCares (9/4/20)
Food Assistance Available for Residents Financially Impacted by COVID-19Source: http://www.brevardfl.gov/communications/viewrelease/4382 (9/3/20)
County Distributes 2,000 PPE Kits to Small Business; More PPE Orders UnderwaySource: http://www.brevardfl.gov/communications/viewrelease/4380 (9/3/20)
- The Workforce Recovery Assistance Program has resumed accepting applications. This program, provided in partnership with the Brevard County Board of County Commissioners, makes funds available for small businesses (fewer than 50 employees) with funds to rehire employees laid off due to COVID-19. (8/26/20)
- Food + Mortgage/Rent Assistance Available for Brevard County Residents Impacted by COVID-19. If your family needs assistance, please visit: https://www.brevardfl.gov/HumanServices/newsItem/2020/05/26/coronavirus-assistance-program-application (8/11/20)
- Energy assistance is available for individuals experiencing hardships due to COVID-19. Call LIHEAP at 1-800-226-3545 for Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program application. (8/10/20)
- Rent and mortgage payment assistance visit Brevard CARES Resources. (8/10/20)
- Applications for Brevard County grants for small businesses + non-profits opens Monday, July 27; link: https://www.brevardfl.gov/BrevardCARES/home (7/21/20)
- PPE Kits available for small businesses from Brevard County. Link to application + FAQ: www.brevardfl.gov/BrevardCARES/home (7/20/20)
- Cape Canaveral Releases Additional COVID-19 Wastewater Testing Results: cityofcapecanaveral.org/wastewater (7/17/20)
- Printable COVID-19 Face Mask Signs for Your Business from Brevard County. (7/9/20)
Brevard County COVID-19 Testing Sites (no symptoms required):
FDOH Florida Department of Health in Brevard (DOH-Brevard) is offering free COVID-19 testing. Call 321- 454-7141 for an appointment.
Every Monday, Wednesday, Friday until further notice from 8:30 AM to 12 PM and 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM
DOH-Brevard Viera Clinic, 2555 Judge Fran Jamieson Way, Viera
Thursday, July 16 Parker Memorial Baptist Church
EFSC Palm Bay Campus
Free drive-through, no appointment required, testing at the Eastern Florida State College, Palm Bay Campus located at 250 Community College Parkway. (Use entrance from San Filippo Dr. SE & Jupiter Blvd.)
Testing will be available seven days a week from 9 AM to 5 PM for individuals over the age of 18.
Photo ID is required for all who desire testing, to verify they are of legal age.
Pro-Health & Fitness, 255 Borman Drive, Merritt Island. Monday – Saturday, 9 AM to 12 PM
To register for an appointment, call 321-434-3131
Pre-registration is required at all testing locations. For appointments, call 321-268-6139 or text “covid test” to 321-204-1699.
Tuesday afternoons, Parrish Health and Fitness Center parking lot, 2210 Cheney Hwy, Titusville
Wednesday afternoons, Greater St. James Missionary Baptist Church, grass lot south of church 2396 Harry T. Moore Ave. Mims
Thursday afternoons, Harry T. Moore Social Services Center parking lot 725 S. Deleon Ave. Titusville
Friday mornings, Parrish Medical Offices parking lot 7075 US 1 Port St. John
Saturday mornings, Gibson Youth Center parking lot 835 Sycamore St. Titusville
The Housing and Human Services Coronavirus Assistance Program application form can be found here: https://www.brevardfl.gov/HumanServices/Announcements
Applicants must review and submit all of the required documents and attachments to qualify for assistance. (7/9/20)
Cape Canaveral COVID-19 Wastewater Testing Results: cityofcapecanaveral.org/wastewater
- Governor DeSantis Announced Phase 2 Reopening of Florida. (6/3/20)
- The Nancy Hanson Recreation Complex will resume charging hourly rates for court usage.
- All facilities will undergo regular Ultraviolet Germicidal Irradiation (UVGI) disinfection treatments. UVGI light has been proven effective at neutralizing SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. UV treatments will be conducted after hours.
- Signage and floor markers have been installed to promote proper social distancing, especially in waiting and reception areas.
- Employees have been provided with appropriate instruction and will remain vigilant to uphold CDC guidelines.
- All employees dealing with the public or outside contractors will continue social distancing practices and using face masks.
- Appointments are required to meet with Staff. Scheduled in-person office visits will require visitors to wear a face mask and practice social distancing of six feet. (5/29/20)
- Short term rental reopenings: the Brevard County Manager submitted this plan and the state has accepted it. (5/26/20)
- Governor's Full Phase 1 Executive Order. Helpful infographic outlining details. (5/18/20)
- Visitor Information + Travel Resources: Visit Space Coast + Visit Florida (5/12/20)
- City Actions:
- A newly updated Tropical Cyclone Preparedness and Recovery Plan was distributed to all staff members that incorporates hurricane response and COVID-19 planning in preparation for the quickly approaching 2020 Atlantic Hurricane Season.
- Staff is currently assessing and scoping the installation of Ultraviolet (UV)/Bi-Polar Ionization equipment within facility HVAC systems to disinfect air handlers and ductwork in preparation for an eventual reopening of facilities when appropriate and feasible.
- City staff is actively developing a COVID-19 Reopening and Recovery Strategy document to map out a phased and safe reopening of City facilities and services.
- City staff has ordered no contact thermometers in preparation for staff temperature checks upon an eventual reopening of facilities when appropriate and feasible.
- Staff has ordered a mobile UV disinfection lamp to for new deep cleaning procedures of City facilities and fleet vehicles. (5/1/20)
- FAQ for the Governor's Executive Order 20-112 for Florida's Recovery Post COVID-19 Emergency (4/30/20)
- Governor DeSantis announced the phased opening of Florida.
- Phase 1 (starting Monday, May 4, 2020):
- Schools remain distance learning.
- Visits to senior living facilities are prohibited.
- Elective surgeries can resume.
- Restaurants may offer outdoor seating with six foot space between tables and indoor seating at 25% capacity.
- Retail can operate at 25% of indoor capacity.
- No change for bars, gyms, and personal services such as hair dressers.
- Vulnerable individuals should avoid close contact with people outside the home.
- All individuals, when in public, should maximize physical distance from others.
- Avoid socializing in groups of more than 10 people in circumstances that do not readily allow for physical distancing.
- Face masks are recommended for those in face-to-face interactions and where you can't social distance.
- There will continue to be updates, please see the Governor’s Actions and Emergency Orders for the latest guidance for businesses in Florida. (4/29/20)
- Phase 1 (starting Monday, May 4, 2020):
- BEACH UPDATE:
Beachgoers must abide by Social Distancing (minimum 6 ft.). Social Gatherings of 10 or more people are prohibited. Please note: there are not restrictions in place for sunbathing or alcohol consumption. (4/27/20)
- United Way of Brevard’s COVID-19 Community Resource guide, including food pantry locations, and how to access help, click here. It is recommended that you call ahead to verify availability. (4/14/20)
- The IRS is launching a tool that will provide the status of a payment, including the date it’s scheduled to be deposited or mailed. www.irs.gov/eip (4/13/20)
- Governor DeSantis announced a new paper application for those having issues with the Florida Reemployment Assistance Application online application website. He also announced that the website was just upgraded if you've experienced past issues. (4/6/20)
- Governor Ron DeSantis issued Executive Order 20-95 allowing employers receiving money from the Federal CARES Act to use the full dollar amount to pay their rent and help their employees. (4/6/20)
- City launches new page to help small businesses navigate COVID-19 resources. (4/6/20)
- City Supplemental Declaration #3 authorizes:
- Beach placards which were placed in response to Governor’s Executive Order 20-91.
- Conforming amendments to Supplemental Order #2 (feather flags and snipe signs) limiting the additional signage to “Essential Services” Businesses. (4/3/20)
- Cape Canaveral Beach Restrictions:
- In furtherance of Florida Governor DeSantis’ Executive Order 20-91, the following Beach Restrictions will be in effect beginning April 3, 2020 at 12:01 a.m. in order to suppress the spread of the COVID-19 virus, until further notice:
- The Economic Development Commission of Florida's Space Coast issues program details on the Paycheck Protection Act for small businesses. (4/2/20)
- Governor's Executive Order #20-91: Issues Safer at Home order for all of Florida. Read more. (4/1/20)
- Department of Homeland Security essential workers list.
- Emergency Supplemental Order #2: Temporary Signs: Mayor Hoog signed Emergency Supplemental Order #2 in response to the current COVID-19 emergency. The Order recognizes that social distancing measures implemented to combat the virus, have an effect of restricting the operations of various businesses in the City. The City is committed to supporting restaurateurs, retailers and their employees during these difficult times. In order to promote the sale of available and necessary goods and services to the public, the Order temporarily authorizes one feather flag and one snipe sign for businesses in the Commercial Districts. Please refer to the full Executive Order for additional provisions and restrictions.
- Florida Today has created a running list of Brevard County restaurants and bars offering curbside service — they are updating this frequently but it is not exhaustive. If you don't see your favorite establishment, don't hesitate to reach out to that business directly! #supportlocal (3/26/20)
- We officially have live and pre-recorded virtual classes for Leisure Services!!!
- Health First implements new visitor policy at four area hospitals, including Cape Canaveral Hospital. (3/25/20)
- Department of Elder Affairs Announces Partnership with DBPR and FRLA to Support Meals to the Elderly. (3/25/20)
- Code Enforcement
- Completing virtual inspections similar to other municipalities
- Agents continue to drive around the community: daily, nightly + weekend shifts
- Agents continue to monitor for code compliance
- Agents are assisting with beach parking compliance (3/20/20)
- Canaveral Fire & Rescue (3/19/20)
- Beach Wheelchair Delivery + Pickup has been suspended
- No longer taking blood pressure at Stations
- Sharps can still be dropped off; ensure the boxes are taped and ring the doorbell. Crews will retrieve it from outside and give a new one outside.
- City Hall services will be available online and via phone. City Hall and the Nancy Hanson Recreation Complex buildings will be closed to the public. Tennis, racquetball and shuffleboard courts will remain open. For assistance with City Hall matters, please call (321) 868-1220. For assistance with Leisure Services matters, please call (321) 863-9022. (3/19/20)
- Governor Issues Executive Order 20-68 (3/17/20)
- City of Cape Canaveral Declares State of Emergency (3/16/20)
- Brevard County Declares State of Emergency (3/14/20)
- National State of Emergency (3/13/20)
- Florida State of Emergency (3/11/20)
Infectious Disease Outbreak Preparedness
- Please take steps to ensure your family and/or your business is ready for an outbreak event.
- Dedicated to safeguarding life and property, the City’s Emergency/Infectious Disease Outbreak Response Team coordinates with Public Safety Services, Cape Canaveral Volunteer Fire Department and Brevard County Sheriff’s Office to provide preparation, response and recovery assistance.
2. Respond: Information and News from Reliable Sources
- The City will disseminate the most information and news via Twitter, then to other social media channels and our website.
- You don’t need a Twitter account to view City tweets
- You can also view the City’s Twitter feed on the bottom of our homepage www.cityofcapecanaveral.org
- Emergency Notification System
- The City provides emergency text notifications via Everbridge. You will need to register or re-register your phone number and/or email address following the instructions below.
- For cell phone alerts: Text 32920 to 888777. You will receive a confirmation via text. Text “STOP” at any time to cancel. Standard text messaging rates may apply.
- To register for all types of alerts (including text, landline and email):
- Visit www.brevardfl.gov/EmergencyManagement/AlertBrevardSignup
then agree to the terms and conditions at the bottom of the page and follow the prompts.
In the event of an emergency, the superintendent of Brevard Public Schools (BPS) is the only person who will give the directive that schools are to close. BPS will communicate the closure to parents, teachers and staff through their rapid notification system. This will come in the form of voicemail and email. Subscribers to the BPS mobile app will also receive a push notification and those who have registered their cell phone number will receive a text message.
Here are some additional resources and helpful links:
- Visitor Information + Travel Resources: Visit Space Coast + Visit Florida
- United Way of Brevard Community Resources
- World Health Organization Coronavirus website
- Center for Disease Control (COVID-19) Website
- CDC Preparing Communities
- Florida Department of Health COVID-19 website
- Florida Department of Health also has a call center (available 24/7) and email:
- 1 (866) 779-6121
- Coronavirus Fact Sheet-English & Coronavirus Fact Sheet-Spanish
- Cover Your Cough Poster
- Stop the Spread of Germs Poster
- Hand Washing vs. Hand Sanitizer Fact Sheet
- What To Do If You’re Sick
We also strongly encourage you to follow Brevard County Emergency Management on social media for any updates:
- Website: www.brevardfl.gov/EmergencyManagement
- Facebook: www.facebook.com/BrevardEOC/
- Twitter: twitter.com/BrevardEOC
COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions
For a list of frequently asked questions regarding the City of Cape Canaveral and the COVID-19 outbreak please refer to the following link:
City of Cape Canaveral COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions Webpage