COVID-19 Information + Resources
The COVID-19 Call Center is available 24/7: 1 (866) 779-6121 | COVIDfirstname.lastname@example.org
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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The state has launched a statewide pre-registration system. Individuals may now pre-register for vaccine appointments and be notified when appointments are available by visiting myvaccine.fl.gov or by calling 866-201-5420 or TTY 833-476-1525.
The following populations of Florida Residents are currently eligible to schedule an appointment to receive the vaccine:
- NEW: Effective Monday, April 5, 2021 all Florida residents shall be eligible to receive any COVID-19 vaccine as prescribed by the Food and Drug Administration. The Pfizer vaccine is authorized for persons 16 and up. The Moderna and Janssen (Johnson and Johnson) vaccines are authorized for persons age 18 and up.
- Canaveral Fire Rescue
- Brevard Department of Health
- CVS Pharmacy
- Health First
- Omni Healthcare
- Publix Pharmacies
- Sam’s Club in Cocoa
Current only one Brevard store,
- Walgreens Pharmacies
- Walmart Pharmacies
Current Brevard stores are Palm Bay, off Malabar Rd and in Micco
- NEW: Veterans Orlando VA Healthcare Center is offering COVID-19 vaccines for all Veterans who receive care at VA regardless of age at Orlando and Lake Baldwin. The Viera and Daytona Beach Clinics are appointments only for 50+, frontline essential workers and Veterans with underlying medical conditions, as determined by the CDC. Call 407-631-0499.
COVID Testing Information
Brevard County COVID-19 Testing Sites (no symptoms required):
- EFSC Palm Bay Campus (State Operated Site)
- Drive-through, no appointment required
- Monday – Sunday, 9:00 AM to 5:00 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
- 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
- Appointment required for locations, call 321-268-6139 or text “covid test” to 321-204-1699.
- Locations are rotated throughout the week
- Tuesday, 1:30 to 3:30 PM - Parrish Health and Fitness Center
Parking lot @ 2210 Cheney Hwy, Titusville
- Wednesday, 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM - Greater St. James Missionary Baptist Church
Grass lot south of church @ 2396 Harry T. Moore Ave, Mims
- Thursday, 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM - Harry T. Moore Social Services Center
Parking lot @ 725 S Deleon Ave, Titusville
- Friday, 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM - Parrish Medical Offices
Parking lot @ 7075 US 1, Port St. John
- Saturday, 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM - Gibson Youth Center
Parking lot @ 835 Sycamore St, Titusville
- Tuesday, 1:30 to 3:30 PM - Parrish Health and Fitness Center
Local Assistance Programs
- 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
Fellowship Hall Behind Church
Partner with The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP)
*This institution is an equal opportunity provider (2/11/20)
- 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 www.fpl.com/help/payment-assistance.html should you or someone you know be in need of assistance who are affected by the pandemic.
Brevard County Government/Brevard Family Partnership Team Up On Behavioral Health Project:
- 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)
Related Links - Other Programs and Agencies Offering Services
- Community Services Block Grant Program
- Florida Department of Elder Affairs
- Aging and Disability Resource Centers
- Elder Helpline: 1-800-963-5337
- Florida Housing Finance Corporation
- Florida Power and Light - Helping our Customers in Need
- Florida Public Service Commission - Link-Up and Lifeline Assistance - Discount Phone Service
- Mortgage Assistance Program (Federal Department of Housing and Urban Development)
- SNAPS - Food Stamps
- Access Florida Information Line: 1-866-762-2237
- Weatherization Assistance Program
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)
- 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:
- Canaveral Fire Rescue Vaccine Distribution Information
- 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