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COVID-19 Information + Resources

View City Email Alerts for the latest City related information. 

Notable happenings:

  • 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:                                                                                                     
Beach activities are limited to Participating in Recreational Activities (consistent with Social Distancing Guidelines) such as walking, biking, hiking, fishing, running or swimming. Beaches are closed to activities which violate CDC social gathering and social distancing guidelines. Beachgoers must abide by Social Distancing (minimum 6 ft.). Social Gatherings of 10 or more people are prohibited. Beachgoers must act responsibly consistent with all public guidelines so that beaches may remain open for these limited activities. The City reserves the right to fully close the beaches if the public engages in irresponsible behavior inconsistent with public guidelines. (4/2/2020)

  • The City has cancelled events through April 30, 2020; including:
    • Friday Fest (Friday, April 3)
    • Movie in the Park (Friday, April 10)
    • Egg Hunt (Saturday, April 11)
    • Trash Talk III (Thursday, April 30)
  • 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)
  • Brevard County EOC is at Level 1 Activation for COVID-19. (3/30/20)
  • City Playground Closure: 

    All City of Cape Canaveral playgrounds are closed until further notice in order to help avoid community spread of COVID-19 through the touching of common surfaces.
    Because playgrounds are frequented by many individuals and it is difficult to sanitize equipment between each use, the City has made the decision to close them for the protection of everyone in our community. (3/30/20)

  • Brevard Beach Closure Update: The Brevard County Policy Group has rescinded the beach closure order, leaving each municipality free to make its own determination on beach closures. Cape Canaveral has not closed its beaches at this time. Brevard County Sheriff's Office will continue to patrol the beach educating visitors on social distancing and the risks of mass gatherings. All beach parking restrictions remain in place. (3/27/20)
  • Fares Waived on SCAT: Due to the COVID-19 virus emergency declaration, all fares on Space Coast Area Transit have been waived by the Brevard County Board of County Commissioners until April 30, 2020. All riders, both Fixed Route and Paratransit willl be able to ride for free.  https://321transit.com/COVID
  • Governor's Executive Order #20-87: Suspending Vacation Rental Operations. Read more.  (3/28/20)

  • Governor's Executive Order #20-86: Requiring 14-day quarantine for anyone entering Florida from areas with substantial community spread of COVID-19. Read more.  (3/28/20)

  • 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. 
  • Thanks to the generosity and community spirit of Mosh Gal and Beachwave, the City of Cape Canaveral and volunteers will be distributing 900 Stay-Well Care Bags — with hand sanitizer, COVID-19 info sheets, city swag and more — at Cape Canaveral City Hall on Monday, March 30th from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. or until bags are gone! 
Proof of residency required (photo ID, utility bill, etc.). We ask that you please stay in your vehicle for pickup. Hope to see you there! (3/27/20)

  • The EOC Policy Committee voted in favor of the following:
    Direct the closure of county and municipal public beach accesses and public beaches from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily commencing 11 a.m. Friday March 27 through 4:00 p.m. Sunday March 29.

    Please visit our FAQ page for additional information. (3/26/20)
  • 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)
  • Brevard Public Schools expand feeding distribution sites beginning March 30. (3/25/20)
  • 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)
  • Governor DeSantis announced Executive Order 20-80, which requires those who travel to Florida from New York, New Jersey and Connecticut to self-isolate for 14 days upon entering the state. (3/23/20)
  • The Space Coast Zagster bike share service has been temporarily suspended at the City’s three stations at Manatee Sanctuary Park, City Hall Plaza and Canaveral City Park. (3/23/20)
  • DEP closed all Florida State Parks to the public effective Monday, March 23. (3/23/20)
  • The City of Cape Canaveral implemented Towing + Fines for closed beach parking violations 
    • $500.00 per occurrence
    • Phone number of the towing company is (321) 632-1234 (3/20/20)
  • Waste Pro + US Laws City services will continue as normal (3/20/20)
  • City Parks
    • All public bathrooms are closed
    • Portable restroom units have been delivered in place of these facilities
      • Portable units will be serviced twice weekly
    • City Parks will remain open at this time (3/20/20)
  • Code Enforcement
    • Investigating 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)
  • Brevard County Government Closes Facilities to Public; Services Continue
    • Includes local Libraries  (3/20/20)
  • Governor DeSantis issues Executive Order 20-71 directing restaurants to suspend on-premise food/alcohol sales, but may operate for delivery/take-out. Additionally, this EO requires gymnasium and fitness center closures statewide. (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.
  • Just added: Cape View Elementary Will Open as Food Distribution Center for Children on 3/23 (3/19/20)
  • 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)
  • Remote Learning for Brevard Schools to Start 3/30/20 (3/18/20)
  • Beachside Public Parking Closures (3/18/20)
  • 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

  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. 
  • 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. Should the district extend the BPS closings beyond April 15, 2020, 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

Are there any confirmed cases of COVID-19 cases in Brevard County currently? 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 Unversity 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.

How does COVID-19 spread? 

According to the CDC, COVID-19 is a respiratory virus which spreads primarily through droplets generated when an infected person coughs or sneezes, or through droplets of saliva or discharge from the nose. To protect yourself, clean your hands frequently with an alcohol-based hand rub or wash them with soap and water.

 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. The current criteria for COVID-19 testing in the state of Florida are as follows:

Individuals 65 or older or individuals with serious underlying medical conditions and the new onset of a 100.4 or higher fever and cough or other respiratory signs including shortness of breath. If you want to get tested and believe that you may have COVID-19, please call ahead to your medical provider before going.  


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.

What is Port Canaveral doing as part of its COVID-19 response? 

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

Port Canaveral COVID-19 Response Information 

 

 

 
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