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COVID-19 Information + Resources

The COVID-19 Call Center is available 24/7: 1 (866) 779-6121 | COVID-19@flhealth.gov
For Important Updates Text FLCOVID19 to 888-777

For the latest COVID-19 data:

Vaccine Information:

COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution Update from Florida Department of Health in Brevard County
Local Agencies Issuing Vaccines:

Learn more about COVID-19 vaccines in Florida.


COVID Testing Information 
Brevard County COVID-19 Testing Sites (no symptoms required):

  • Health First
    • Appointment required, call 321-434-3131
    • Monday – Saturday, 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
    • Pro-Health & Fitness, 255 Borman Drive, Merritt Island
  • Parrish
    • Appointment required for locations, call 321-268-6139 or text “covid test” to 321-204-1699.
    • Locations are rotated throughout the week


Local Assistance Programs
  • Summer Food Program at Cape View Elementary. 
  • Summer Weekly Meal Distribution at Merritt Island High School. 
  • Brevard County Government has a limited amount of funds to assist families who have lost a loved one due to Coronavirus. The application for the program is available at the Community Action Agency (Dr. Joe Lee Smith Community Center, 415 Stone Street, Cocoa, FL 32922), or Brevard County’s Housing and Human Services website.
    Eligibility requirements include:
    • Cause of death on the death certificate must be directly or indirectly related to Coronavirus (COVID-19)
    • Example of indirect – heart attack (main) exacerbated by coronavirus
    • Brevard resident and household income below 150% of poverty ($39,300 for a family of 4) (3/18/21)
  • The Emergency Rental Assistance Program provides financial assistance and housing stability services for those impacted by COVID-19.
    Eligibility requirements include:
    • Applicant is a resident of Brevard County and is below 80% of Area Median Income.
    • The applicant must sign all required documents or their application will be rejected/denied.
    • Documentation of all income from the entire Household as reported on the Household Income Section of the application
      (include 2 months of bank statements, paystubs, etc., or a 2020 tax return (IRS Form 1040)).
    • All members of a household must be accounted for in the application.
    • For applications filled out by hand, please make sure that the writing is clear and legible.  (3/18/21)
  • Brevard County Allocated $18M for Rental Assistance for Residents Impacted by COVID-19 (2/12/20)
  • Food Bank: Open the second Thursday of each month from 9:30 -11:00 a.m.
    CHRIST LUTHERAN CHURCH*
    7511 North Atlantic Avenue
    Cape Canaveral, FL 32920
    321-783-3303
    Fellowship Hall Behind Church
    Partner with The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP)
    *This institution is an equal opportunity provider (2/11/20)


Sewage Analysis
Cape Canaveral COVID-19 Wastewater Testing Results:  cityofcapecanaveral.org/wastewater 


Historical Information
  • City Council rescinded the local State of Emergency at its meeting on June 15th. Accordingly, effective June 15th, building permit and various zoning application fee reductions are no longer in effect. City Council had temporarily reduced these fees by 50 percent to assist residents and business owners during COVID-19, with a return-to-normal date tied to the end of the local COVID-19 Emergency Order.  Additionally, with the rescinding of the local Emergency Order, the limited authorization for businesses to use one feather flag and a snipe sign was temporarily extended for one month (to July 20, 2021), to allow businesses a 30-day transition/grace period before these types of temporary signs must be removed (these signs are normally prohibited). City Council will consider the feather flag and snipe sign prohibition at their July 20th meeting.

  • On May 3, 2021, Governor Desantis signed Executive Order 21-102, immediately suspending COVID-19 restrictions issued by local authorities.
  • On  April 27, 2021, Governor DeSantis signed Executive Order 21-94, extending Florida’ State of Emergency for COVID-19 response to
    June 26, 2021.
  • Governor DeSantis Announced Phase 2 Reopening of Florida. (6/3/20)
City's Phase II Reopening
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • 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 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) 
  • The Economic Development Commission of Florida's Space Coast issues program details on the Paycheck Protection Act for small businesses. (4/2/20)
  • 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. 


Infectious Disease Outbreak Preparedness

  1. Prepare: 

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.
  • School Closures
    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:

We also strongly encourage you to follow Brevard County Emergency Management on social media for any updates:

 
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

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