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PBS: Sep 25, 2020
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Gov. Ron DeSantis lifted all restrictions on restaurants and other businesses in Florida on Friday, and banned local fines against people who refuse to wear masks as he seeks to reopen the state’s economy...

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From:Scott Larese
    City Manager | Titusville Florida
    555 S. Washington Ave.
    Titusville, Florida 32796-2806
    Phone: 321-567-3702
    Website: www.titusville.com

Any material concerning the City of Titusville are treated as a public record as defined by the Florida open records laws.

Nurses: We stay here for you. Please stay home for us.

Brevard County residents may call 2-1-1 between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. for up-to-date information regarding coronavirus.

After hours, anyone with questions should call the FDOH COVID-19 Call Center at 866-779-6121. The call center is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Educational resources are available on the FDOH web site at: http://www.floridahealth.gov/diseases-andconditions/COVID-19/covid19-toolkit.html


City of Titusville Coronavirus 19 Updates
FLYERS & GRAPHICS (PDF) that accompanied these releases.


City of Titusville : Community Development Department
Division of Economic Development

Resources for Small Businesses Impacted by COVID-19

The Small Business Owner's Guide to the CARES Act
U.S. Senate Committee on Small Business & Entrepeneurship


City Manager Update : October 12, 2020

The health and safety of our Citizens and Staff remains the City's top priority. During this public health emergency, the City has taken extraordinary measures to safeguard our employees while continuing to provide the high quality services our citizens demand. With the issuance of Executive Order 20-244, The City resumed normal operations effective today. City Staff will continue to exercise the extra precautionary measures issued by our City Council Resolution and the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to help safeguard them and those with whom they come into contact during the performance of their duties. The city will continue to provide extra disinfecting cleaning for high traffic areas and touch points, protective face coverings, hand sanitizing stations, and encourage appropriate social distancing.

As a reminder wear a face covering when not maintaining social distancing from other persons, wash your hands frequently with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, use hand sanitizers when washing your hands is not possible, limit touching your eyes, nose and mouth with your hands, avoid close contact with sick people, stay home when you are sick, follow respiratory etiquette by coughing/sneezing into you sleeve, and consider offering fist bumps, elbow bumps or other greetings instead of the hand-shake.

Parrish Medical Center is providing testing in North Brevard by appointment only. You must pre-register at: http://www.parrishhealthcare.com/covid19registration or by calling 321-268-6139 or text "covid test" to 321-204-1699.

The UF/Brevard Extension Service is hosting two farmer's market locations where eligible residents can obtain CARES Act dollars for vendor purchases.

  • Thursdays at Wickham Park, 2500 Parkway Drive Melbourne, 3-6 PM.
  • Fridays at 3-6pm across from at the Titusville Welcome Center on Stephen House Way and into the Commons Area Parking lot and downtown courtyards.
  • 1st and 3rd Saturdays at Riverview Park in Melbourne from 10am to 3pm.
  • 2nd and 4th Saturdays at 4220 Dixie Highway NE in Palm Bay from 10am to 2 pm.
Applicants for the Brevard County Rental and Mortgage Assistance Program, Utility and Security Deposit Program, and a Food Stability Program must review and submit all of the required documents and attachments to qualify for assistance as instructed on this website link: https://www.brevardfl.gov/.../coronavirus-assistance...

Florida Department of Health Daily Report: http://ww11.doh.state.fl.us/.../state_reports_latest.pdf

Florida Department of Health Daily Report by County: http://ww11.doh.state.fl.us/.../county_reports_latest.pdf


City Manager Update : Sep. 28, 2020

As of September 27, 2020 at 9:25 a.m., in Brevard County there are 8,841 #COVID19 cases (8,814 Brevard residents and 27 non-residents) with 794 hospitalizations and 293 fatalities. In Titusville there are 568 COVID-19 cases.

On Friday September 25th, Governor DeSantis announced the state is moving into Phase 3 of the re-opening plan. See attached Executive Order number 20-244. In addition to implementing Phase 3, the Executive Order focuses on businesses, restaurants, and suspending COVID-19 related fines.

More details on Phase 3 Guidance can be found on pages 27-29 of the Plan for Florida’s Recovery https://www.flgov.com/.../covid19/Taskforce%20Report.pdf

Here are highlights of Phase 3 Guidance:

Phase 3 will begin after the successful conclusion of Phase 2, which includes a downward trajectory of the syndromic and epidemiology criteria while maintaining adequate health care capacity. This will occur when there is no evidence of a rebound or resurgence of COVID-19 cases and satisfies the benchmarks outlined in this Safe. Smart. Step-by-Step. plan. The Safe. Smart. Step-by-Step. plan sets forth minimum recommended health protocols. Individuals and businesses should adhere to all public guidance by federal, state and local officials, including state regulatory agencies. INDIVIDUALS Vulnerable Populations Individuals older than 65 years of age and individuals with a serious underlying medical condition (such as chronic lung disease, moderate-to-severe asthma, serious heart conditions, immune-compromised status, cancer, diabetes, severe obesity, renal failure and liver disease) can resume public interactions, but should practice social distancing, minimizing exposure to social settings where distancing may not be practical, unless precautionary measures are observed. Vulnerable populations should affirmatively inform their employer that they are a member of the vulnerable population so that their employer can plan accordingly.

Non-vulnerable populations should consider minimizing time spent in crowded environments.

Non-essential travel may continue

Telework Employees should resume unrestricted staffing of worksites and implement the final phasing in of employees returning to work. For vulnerable populations, teleworking can be considered. Employers should take prudent and practical measures to ensure employees do not enter the premises if they believe they are infected with COVID-19 or show symptoms of influenza like illness.

Local Government Meetings Large Sporting Events and Theme Parks OTHER Employees should resume non-essential travel and adhere to CDC guidelines regarding isolation following travel. Travel to State Parks: State parks should be fully opened, including overnight accommodations. Theme parks may return to normal operations with limited social distancing protocols. These meetings should return to in-person quorum and public participation for local government bodies.

Bars, Pubs and Nightclubs Bars, pubs, and nightclubs that derive more than 50 percent of sales from alcohol should operate at full capacity with limited social distancing protocols. Businesses should maintain adequate sanitation practices among employees and patrons during all hours of operation. Menus, if laminated, should be cleaned after each usage. Paper menus should be designed for single use and then disposed of immediately after use.

Restaurants and food service establishments may operate at full capacity with limited social distancing protocols. Businesses should maintain adequate sanitation practices among employees and patrons during all hours of operation. Menus, if laminated, should continue to be cleaned after each usage. Paper menus shall be designed for single use and then disposed of immediately after use

Gyms and fitness centers should open to full capacity but should maintain adequate sanitation practices among employees and patrons during all hours of operation.

State Parks: State parks should be fully opened, including overnight accommodations.

Public Beaches: Beaches should remain fully opened. Recreation Large Venues: (i.e. movie theaters, concert halls, auditoriums, bowling alleys, arcades, playhouses, casinos) These venues should re-open fully with limited social distancing protocols.

Vacation Rentals Vacation Rentals should resume normal operating procedures but should continue to thoroughly clean and disinfect the property between rentals.

Personal Services Businesses, such as cosmetology salons, barber shops and nail salons, should operate under full capacity but should consider the following mitigation measures: Personal Services Businesses. Continue to maintain adequate sanitation practices for employees and patrons. Remove all unnecessary, frequent-touch items such as magazines, newspapers, service menus, any other unnecessary paper products and décor from customer service areas. Retail Businesses Operators of retail businesses should operate at full capacity but should continue to maintain adequate sanitation practices for employees and patrons. Regularly clean and disinfect working stations and equipment between interactions with customers to the greatest frequency feasible.

Personal Services Businesses, such as cosmetology salons, barber shops and nail salons, should operate under full capacity but should consider the following mitigation measures: Personal Services Businesses continue to maintain adequate sanitation practices for employees and patrons. Remove all unnecessary, frequent-touch items such as magazines, newspapers, service menus, any other unnecessary paper products and décor from customer service areas. Retail Businesses Operators of retail businesses should operate at full capacity but should continue to maintain adequate sanitation practices for employees and patrons. Regularly clean and disinfect working stations and equipment between interactions with customers to the greatest frequency feasible.

Operators of retail businesses should operate at full capacity but should continue to maintain adequate sanitation practices for employees and patrons.

Parrish Medical Center is providing testing in North Brevard by appointment only. You must pre-register at: http://www.parrishhealthcare.com/covid19registration or by calling 321-268-6139 or text “covid test” to 321-204-1699. Testing locations and times are:

  • Parrish Health and Fitness Center parking lot 2210 Cheney Highway in Titusville on Tuesday afternoons.
  • St. James Missionary Baptist Church 2396 Harry T. Moore Ave in Mims on Wednesday afternoons.
  • Harry T. Moore Social Services Center 725 S. Deleon Ave Titusville on Thursday afternoons.
  • Parrish Medical Offices 7075 US 1 Port St. John on Friday mornings.
  • Gibson Youth Center 835 Sycamore St. Titusville on Saturday mornings.
The UF/Brevard Extension Service is hosting two farmer’s market locations where eligible residents can obtain CARES Act dollars for vendor purchases.
  • Thursdays at Wickham Park, 2500 Parkway Drive Melbourne, 3 to 6 p.m.
  • Fridays at 3 to 6 p.m. at the Titusville Welcome Center Julia Street parking lot located at 419 South Hopkins Avenue.
  • 1st and 3rd Saturdays at Riverview Park in Melbourne from 10 a.mm to 3 p.m.
  • 2nd and 4th Saturdays at 4220 Dixie Highway NE in Palm Bay from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Applicants for the Brevard County Rental and Mortgage Assistance Program, Utility and Security Deposit Program, and a Food Stability Program must review and submit all of the required documents and attachments to qualify for assistance as instructed on this website link: https://www.brevardfl.gov/.../coronavirus-assistance...
Florida Department of Health Daily Report: http://ww11.doh.state.fl.us/.../state_reports_latest.pdf
Florida Department of Health Daily Report by County: http://ww11.doh.state.fl.us/.../county_reports_latest.pdf
National Preparedness Month (MPM) is recognized each September to promote family and community disaster planning now and throughout the year. The 2020 National Preparedness Month theme is “Disasters Don’t Wait. Make Your Plan Today”.
To learn how to make a plan visit the following link: https://www.ready.gov/september

City Manager CPVOD-19 Update: Sept. 24, 2020

As of September 24, 2020 at 9:25 a.m., in Brevard County there are 8,578 #COVID19 cases (8,551 Brevard residents and 27 non-residents) with 774 hospitalizations and 284 fatalities. In Titusville there are 550 COVID-19 cases.

Parrish Medical Center is providing testing in North Brevard by appointment only. You must pre-register at: http://www.parrishhealthcare.com/covid19registration or by calling 321-268-6139 or text “covid test” to 321-204-1699.

Testing locations and times are:

  • Parrish Health and Fitness Center parking lot 2210 Cheney Highway in Titusville on Tuesday afternoons.
  • St. James Missionary Baptist Church 2396 Harry T. Moore Ave in Mims on Wednesday afternoons.
  • Harry T. Moore Social Services Center 725 S. Deleon Ave Titusville on Thursday afternoons.
  • Parrish Medical Offices 7075 US 1 Port St. John on Friday mornings.
  • Gibson Youth Center 835 Sycamore St. Titusville on Saturday mornings.
The UF/Brevard Extension Service is hosting two farmer’s market locations where eligible residents can obtain CARES Act dollars for vendor purchases.
  • Thursdays at Wickham Park, 2500 Parkway Drive Melbourne, 3-6 p.m.
  • Fridays at 3-6 p.m. at the Titusville Welcome Center Julia Street parking lot located at 419 South Hopkins Avenue.
  • 1st and 3rd Saturdays at Riverview Park in Melbourne from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • 2nd and 4th Saturdays at 4220 Dixie Highway NE in Palm Bay from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Applicants for the Brevard County Rental and Mortgage Assistance Program, Utility and Security Deposit Program, and a Food Stability Program must review and submit all of the required documents and attachments to qualify for assistance as instructed on this website link: https://www.brevardfl.gov/.../coronavirus-assistance...

Florida Department of Health Daily Report: http://ww11.doh.state.fl.us/.../state_reports_latest.pdf

Florida Department of Health Daily Report by County: http://ww11.doh.state.fl.us/.../county_reports_latest.pdf

National Preparedness Month (NPM) is recognized each September to promote family and community disaster planning now and throughout the year. The 2020 National Preparedness Month theme is “Disasters Don’t Wait. Make Your Plan Today”. To learn how to make a plan visit the following link: https://www.ready.gov/september


City Manager Update — Sept. 21, 2020

As of September 20, 2020 at 9:25 a.m., in Brevard County there are 8,395 #COVID19 cases (8,368 Brevard residents and 27 non-residents) with 764 hospitalizations and 277 fatalities. In Titusville there are 533 COVID-19 cases.

Parrish Medical Center is providing testing in North Brevard by appointment only. You must pre-register at: http://www.parrishhealthcare.com/covid19registration or by calling 321-268-6139 or text “covid test” to 321-204-1699.

Testing locations and times are:

  • Parrish Health and Fitness Center parking lot 2210 Cheney Highway in Titusville on Tuesday afternoons.
  • St. James Missionary Baptist Church 2396 Harry T. Moore Ave in Mims on Wednesday afternoons.
  • Harry T. Moore Social Services Center 725 S. Deleon Ave Titusville on Thursday afternoons.
  • Parrish Medical Offices 7075 US 1 Port St. John on Friday mornings.
  • Gibson Youth Center 835 Sycamore St. Titusville on Saturday mornings.
The UF/Brevard Extension Service is hosting two farmer’s market locations where eligible residents can obtain CARES Act dollars for vendor purchases.
  • Thursdays at Wickham Park, 2500 Parkway Drive Melbourne, 3-6 p.m.
  • Fridays at 3-6 p.m. at the Titusville Welcome Center Julia Street parking lot located at 419 South Hopkins Avenue.
  • 1st and 3rd Saturdays at Riverview Park in Melbourne from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • 2nd and 4th Saturdays at 4220 Dixie Highway NE in Palm Bay from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Applicants for the Brevard County Rental and Mortgage Assistance Program, Utility and Security Deposit Program, and a Food Stability Program must review and submit all of the required documents and attachments to qualify for assistance as instructed on this website link: https://www.brevardfl.gov/…/coronavirus-assistance-program-…

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention offers tips on how to select, wear, and clean your mask/face covering: https://www.cdc.gov/…/prevent-get…/about-face-coverings.html

The CDC has updated its recommendations for Travel during the COVID-19 Pandemic: https://www.cdc.gov/…/…/travelers/travel-during-covid19.html

Florida Department of Health Daily Report: http://ww11.doh.state.fl.us/…/covi…/state_reports_latest.pdf Florida Department of Health Daily Report by County: http://ww11.doh.state.fl.us/…/cov…/county_reports_latest.pdf

National Preparedness Month (MPM) is recognized each September to promote family and community disaster planning now and throughout the year. The 2020 National Preparedness Month theme is “Disasters Don’t Wait. Make Your Plan Today”. To learn how to make a plan visit the following link: https://www.ready.gov/september


City Manager Update : Sep. 10, 2020

As of September 9, 2020 at 9:25 a.m., in Brevard County there are 7,742 #COVID19 cases (7,717 Brevard residents and 25 non-residents) with 713 hospitalizations and 237 fatalities. In Titusville there are 495 COVID-19 cases.

Parrish Medical Center is providing testing in North Brevard by appointment only. You must pre-register at: http://www.parrishhealthcare.com/covid19registration or by calling 321-268-6139 or text “covid test” to 321-204-1699.

Testing locations and times are:

  • Health and Fitness Center parking lot 2210 Cheney Highway in Titusville on Tuesday afternoons.
  • St. James Missionary Baptist Church 2396 Harry T. Moore Ave in Mims on Wednesday afternoons.
  • Harry T. Moore Social Services Center 725 S. Deleon Ave Titusville on Thursday afternoons.
  • Parrish Medical Offices 7075 US 1 Port St. John on Friday mornings.
  • Gibson Youth Center 835 Sycamore St. Titusville on Saturday mornings.
The UF/Brevard Extension Service is hosting two farmer’s market locations where eligible residents can obtain CARES Act dollars for vendor purchases.
  • Thursdays at Wickham Park, 2500 Parkway Drive Melbourne, 3-6 p.m.
  • Fridays at 3-6 p.m. at the Titusville Welcome Center Julia Street parking lot located at 419 South Hopkins Avenue.
  • 1st and 3rd Saturdays at Riverview Park in Melbourne from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • 2nd and 4th Saturdays at 4220 Dixie Highway NE in Palm Bay from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has created a back to School Planning Checklists to Guide Parents, Guardians, and Caregivers website. Here’s the link to that website: https://www.cdc.gov/…/schools-childca…/parent-checklist.html

Applicants for the Brevard County Rental and Mortgage Assistance Program, Utility and Security Deposit Program, and a Food Stability Program must review and submit all of the required documents and attachments to qualify for assistance as instructed on this website link: https://www.brevardfl.gov/HumanServices/newsItem/2020/05/26/coronavirus-assistance-program-application

The CDC has updated its recommendations for Travel during the COVID-19 Pandemic: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/travel-during-covid19.html

Florida Department of Health Daily Report: http://ww11.doh.state.fl.us/comm/_partners/covid19_report_archive/county_reports_latest.pdf

Florida Department of Health Daily Report by County: http://ww11.doh.state.fl.us/comm/_partners/covid19_report_archive/county_reports_latest.pdf

National Preparedness Month (NPM) is recognized each September to promote family and community disaster planning now and throughout the year. The 2020 National Preparedness Month theme is “Disasters Don’t Wait. Make Your Plan Today”. To learn how to make a plan visit the following link: https://www.ready.gov/september


City Manager COVID-19 Update : August 27, 2020

As of August 26th at 9:25 a.m. there are 7,040 #COVID19 cases (7,019 Brevard residents and 21 non-residents) with 626 hospitalizations and 200 fatalities in Brevard County. There are 474 COVID-19 cases in Titusville.

The health and safety of our citizens and Staff is the City's top priority. The Titusville City Council approved Resolution Number 21-2020 which encourages face coverings at all indoor locations throughout the city in order to minimize spread of the COVID-19 virus, subject to certain exceptions. Resolution 21-2020 encourages every person working, living, visiting, or doing business in the city of Titusville to wear a face covering in any indoor location, other than their home or residence, when not maintaining social distancing from other persons, excluding family members or companion(s).

Parrish Medical Center is providing testing in North Brevard by appointment only. You must pre-register at: http://www.parrishhealthcare.com/covid19registration or by calling 321-268-6139 or text "covid test" to 321-204-1699.

Testing locations and times are:

  • Parrish Health and Fitness Center parking lot 2210 Cheney Highway in Titusville on Tuesday afternoons.
  • St. James Missionary Baptist Church 2396 Harry T. Moore Ave in Mims on Wednesday afternoons.
  • Harry T. Moore Social Services Center 725 S. Deleon Ave Titusville on Thursday afternoons.
  • Parrish Medical Offices 7075 US 1 Port St. John on Friday mornings.
  • Gibson Youth Center 835 Sycamore St. Titusville on Saturday mornings.
The UF/Brevard Extension Service is hosting two farmer's market locations where eligible residents can obtain CARES Act dollars for vendor purchases.
  • Thursdays at Wickham Park, 2500 Parkway Drive Melbourne, 3-6 p.m..
  • Fridays at 3-6 p.m. at the Titusville Welcome Center Julia Street parking lot located at 419 South Hopkins Avenue.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has created a back to School Planning Checklists to Guide Parents, Guardians, and Caregivers website. Here's the link to that website: https://www.cdc.gov/Š/schools-childcaŠ/parent-checklist.html

Applicants for the Brevard County Rental and Mortgage Assistance Program, Utility and Security Deposit Program, and a Food Stability Program must review and submit all of the required documents and attachments to qualify for assistance as instructed on this website link: https://www.brevardfl.gov/Š/coronavirus-assistance-program-Š

The CDC has updated its recommendations for Travel during the COVID-19 Pandemic: https://www.cdc.gov/Š/Š/travelers/travel-during-covid19.html

Florida Department of Health Daily Report: http://ww11.doh.state.fl.us/Š/coviŠ/state_reports_latest.pdf

Florida Department of Health Daily Report by County: http://ww11.doh.state.fl.us/Š/covŠ/county_reports_latest.pdf


City Manager Update : 8/24/20

As of August 23th at 0925am there are 6912 COVID-19 cases (6891 Brevard residents and 21 non-residents) with 595 hospitalizations and 196 fatalities in Brevard County. There are 469 COVID-19 cases in Titusville.

The health and safety of our citizens and Staff is the City's top priority. The Titusville City Council approved Resolution Number 21-2020 which encourages face coverings at all indoor locations throughout the city in order to minimize spread of the COVID-19 virus, subject to certain exceptions. Resolution 21-2020 encourages every person working, living, visiting, or doing business in the city of Titusville to wear a face covering in any indoor location, other than their home or residence, when not maintaining social distancing from other persons, excluding family members or companion(s).

Parrish Medical Center is providing testing in North Brevard by appointment only. You must pre-register at: http://www.parrishhealthcare.com/covid19registration or by calling 321-268-6139 or text "covid test" to 321-204-1699.

Testing locations and times are:

  • Parrish Health and Fitness Center parking lot 2210 Cheney Highway in Titusville on Tuesday afternoons.
  • St. James Missionary Baptist Church 2396 Harry T. Moore Ave in Mims on Wednesday afternoons.
  • Harry T. Moore Social Services Center 725 S. Deleon Ave Titusville on Thursday afternoons.
  • Parrish Medical Offices 7075 US 1 Port St. John on Friday mornings.
  • Gibson Youth Center 835 Sycamore St. Titusville on Saturday mornings.
The UF/Brevard Extension Service is hosting two farmer's market locations where eligible residents can obtain CARES Act dollars for vendor purchases.
  • Thursdays at Wickham Park, 2500 Parkway Drive Melbourne, 3-6 PM.
  • Fridays at 3-6pm at the Titusville Welcome Center Julia Street parking lot located at 419 South Hopkins Avenue.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has created a back to School Planning Checklists to Guide Parents, Guardians, and Caregivers website. Here's the link to that website: https://www.cdc.gov/Š/schools-childcaŠ/parent-checklist.html

Applicants for the Brevard County Rental and Mortgage Assistance Program, Utility and Security Deposit Program, and a Food Stability Program must review and submit all of the required documents and attachments to qualify for assistance as instructed on this website link: https://www.brevardfl.gov/Š/coronavirus-assistance-program-Š
The CDC has updated its recommendations for Travel during the COVID-19 Pandemic: https://www.cdc.gov/Š/Š/travelers/travel-during-covid19.html
Florida Department of Health Daily Report: http://ww11.doh.state.fl.us/Š/coviŠ/state_reports_latest.pdf
Florida Department of Health Daily Report by County: http://ww11.doh.state.fl.us/Š/covŠ/county_reports_latest.pdf


August 13, 2020

City Manager Covid-19 Update

As of August 12th at 0925am there are 6248 COVID-19 cases (6227 Brevard residents and 21 non-residents) with 400 hospitalizations and 160 fatalities in Brevard County. There are 433 COVID-19 cases in Titusville.

The health and safety of our citizens and Staff is the City's top priority. The Titusville City Council approved Resolution Number 21-2020 which encourages face coverings at all indoor locations throughout the city in order to minimize spread of the COVID-19 virus, subject to certain exceptions. Resolution 21-2020 encourages every person working, living, visiting, or doing business in the city of Titusville to wear a face covering in any indoor location, other than their home or residence, when not maintaining social distancing from other persons, excluding family members or companion(s).

Parrish Medical Center is providing testing in North Brevard by appointment only. You must pre-register at: http://www.parrishhealthcare.com/covid19registration or by calling 321-268-6139 or text "covid test" to 321-204-1699.

Testing locations and times are:

  • Parrish Health and Fitness Center parking lot 2210 Cheney Highway in Titusville on Tuesday afternoons.
  • St. James Missionary Baptist Church 2396 Harry T. Moore Ave in Mims on Wednesday afternoons.
  • Harry T. Moore Social Services Center 725 S. Deleon Ave Titusville on Thursday afternoons.
  • Parrish Medical Offices 7075 US 1 Port St. John on Friday mornings.
  • Gibson Youth Center 835 Sycamore St. Titusville on Saturday mornings.
Florida Department of Health Daily Report: http://ww11.doh.state.fl.us/Š/coviŠ/state_reports_latest.pdf
Florida Department of Health Daily Report by County: http://ww11.doh.state.fl.us/Š/covŠ/county_reports_latest.pdf
Aug. 6, 2020

COVID-19 Update

As of August 5th at 9:25am there are 5,712 #COVID19 cases (5,691 Brevard residents and 21 non-residents) with 435 hospitalizations and 132 fatalities in Brevard County. There are 388 COVID-19 cases in Titusville.

The health and safety of our citizens and Staff is the City's top priority. The Titusville City Council approved Resolution Number 21-2020 which encourages face coverings at all indoor locations throughout the city in order to minimize spread of the COVID-19 virus, subject to certain exceptions. Resolution 21-2020 encourages every person working, living, visiting, or doing business in the city of Titusville to wear a face covering in any indoor location, other than their home or residence, when not maintaining social distancing from other persons(s), excluding family members or companion(s).

Parrish Medical Center is providing testing in North Brevard by appointment only.
You must pre-register at: http://www.parrishhealthcare.com/covid19registration
Testing locations and times are:

  • Parrish Health and Fitness Center parking lot 2210 Cheney Highway in Titusville on Tuesday afternoons.
  • St. James Missionary Baptist Church 2396 Harry T. Moore Ave in Mims on Wednesday afternoons.
  • Harry T. Moore Social Services Center 725 S. Deleon Ave Titusville on Thursday afternoons.
  • Parrish Medical Offices 7075 US 1 Port St. John on Friday mornings.
  • Gibson Youth Center 835 Sycamore St. Titusville on Saturday mornings.
Florida Department of Health Daily Report: http://ww11.doh.state.fl.us/Š/coviŠ/state_reports_latest.pdf
Florida Department of Health Daily Report by County: http://ww11.doh.state.fl.us/Š/covŠ/county_reports_latest.pdf

COVID-19 Update. City Manager Update: Aug. 3, 2020

As of August 2nd at 9:25 a.m. there are 5,587 #COVID19 cases (5,566 Brevard residents and 21 non-residents) with 402 hospitalizations and 117 fatalities in Brevard County. There are 376 COVID-19 cases in Titusville.

The health and safety of our citizens and Staff is the City's top priority. The Titusville City Council approved Resolution Number 21-2020 which encourages face coverings at all indoor locations throughout the city in order to minimize spread of the COVID-19 virus, subject to certain exceptions. Resolution 21-2020 encourages every person working, living, visiting, or doing business in the city of Titusville to wear a face covering in any indoor location, other than their home or residence, when not maintaining social distancing from other persons(s), excluding family members or companion(s).

Parrish Medical Center is providing testing in North Brevard by appointment only. You must pre-register at: http://www.parrishhealthcare.com/covid19registration
Testing locations and times are:

  • Parrish Health and Fitness Center parking lot 2210 Cheney Highway in Titusville on Tuesday afternoons.
  • St. James Missionary Baptist Church 2396 Harry T. Moore Ave in Mims on Wednesday afternoons.
  • Harry T. Moore Social Services Center 725 S. Deleon Ave Titusville on Thursday afternoons.
  • Parrish Medical Offices 7075 US 1 Port St. John on Friday mornings.
  • Gibson Youth Center 835 Sycamore St. Titusville on Saturday mornings.
On July 7th, the Brevard County Board of Commissioners authorized the use of federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act funding for operating a short-term economic relief program for small businesses dealing with the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. This program is expected to provide those local businesses with the opportunity to apply for a one-time only grant ­ in an amount not to exceed $10,000 ­ while program funding exists. If you are interested in applying for this grant, please go to https://www.brevardfl.gov/BrevardCARES/home, beginning today Monday July 27th, 2020. Applications will only be accepted during a two week period. There is also a list of Frequently Asked Questions about the program at this website.

Governor DeSantis has amended Executive Order 20-69 Emergency Management ­ COVID-19 - Local Government Public Meetings with Executive Order 20-179Governor DeSantis has amended Executive Order 20-69 Emergency Management ­ COVID-19 - Local Government Public Meetings with Executive Order 20-179 (see this link).

Florida Department of Health Daily Report
Florida Department of Health Daily Report by County.


COVID-19 City Manager Update 23-Jul-2020

As of July 22 at 9:25am there are 4,561 #COVID19 cases (4,543 Brevard residents and 18 non-residents) with 302 hospitalizations and 58 fatalities in Brevard County. There are 300 COVID-19 cases in Titusville.

The health and safety of our citizens and Staff is the City's top priority. The Titusville City Council approved Resolution Number 21-2020 which encourages face coverings at all indoor locations throughout the city in order to minimize spread of the COVID-19 virus, subject to certain exceptions. Resolution 21-2020 encourages every person working, living, visiting, or doing business in the city of Titusville to wear a face covering in any indoor location, other than their home or residence, when not maintaining social distancing from other persons(s), excluding family members or companion(s).

The exceptions are:

  • Persons under the age of six years
  • Persons observing social distancing in accordance with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
  • Persons for whom a face covering would cause impairment due to an existing health condition
  • Persons working in a business or profession who maintain social distancing from another person
  • Persons working in a business or profession where use of a face covering would prevent them from performing the duties of the business or profession
  • Person exercising, while maintaining social distancing
  • Persons eating or drinking
  • Public safety, fire and other life safety and health care personnel, as their personal protective equipment requirements will be governed by their respective agencies
  • Persons speaking with another individual who is hearing-impaired, where the hearing-impaired individual need to see the person's mouth in order to understand what is spoken
The City's COVID-19 Emergency Assistance Program, funded by the CARES Act opened applications on June 1st. This program provides assistance with rent and/or utilities, up to three months, for households that have been impacted by the COVID-19 virus and experienced a loss or reduction in income.

Applications are available via email upon request at neighborhoodservices@titusville.com or call 321-567-3987. Staff anticipates that funds will be available July 1st when HUD approves the City's amendment to its Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Action Plan. Please call the Titusville Neighborhood Services at 321-567-3987 for additional information.

Parrish Medical Center is providing testing in North Brevard by appointment by calling 321-268-6139 or text "covid test" to 321-204-1699.

Locations and times are:

  • Parrish Health and Fitness Center parking lot 2210 Cheney Highway in Titusville on Tuesday afternoons.
  • St. James Missionary Baptist Church 2396 Harry T. Moore Ave in Mims on Wednesday afternoons.
  • Harry T. Moore Social Services Center 725 S. Deleon Ave Titusville on Thursday afternoons.
  • Parrish Medical Offices 7075 US 1 Port St. John on Friday mornings.
  • Gibson Youth Center 835 Sycamore St. Titusville on Saturday mornings.
Workforce Recovery Assistance Program, available to small businesses (fewer than 50 employees) impacted by COVID-19 can apply to have employee pay covered for up to 16 weeks. Deadline to file is July 31. For information visit Career Source Brevard. Here's the link to Career Source Brevard https://careersourcebrevard.com/.../workforce-recovery-assist...

Small Businesses Impacted by COVID-19 Can Apply for Brevard County-issued Personal Protection Equipment Kits. Small businesses in Brevard County that employ 25 or fewer workers can apply beginning Monday, July 20, for County-provided Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) kits funded through the federal Coronavirus Air, Relief and Economic Security (CARES Act). The PPE kit distribution was approved by the Board of County Commissioners to support small businesses with supplies to reopen and sustain operations during the ongoing COVID-19 public health emergency. PPE kits provided by the County will contain 200 procedure masks, 25 reusable cloth masks, 2 boxes of gloves and 2 bottles of hand sanitizer. Applications are available online beginning Monday at www.brevardfl.gov/BrevardCARES. Distribution of the PPE kits will be held from Monday, Aug. 3, through Friday, Aug. 7, at various locations in the county. For more information, call (321) 350-9275.

Small businesses eligible for the PPE kits must meet the following criteria:

  • Must have 25 or fewer employees
  • Must be located in Brevard County
Must operate be within the following industry segments:
  • Health Care
  • Children services and youth camps
  • Museums and historical sites
  • Amusement and recreation centers
  • Independent restaurants
  • Barber Shops, beauty salons, nail salons, and personal care services
Once approved, businesses may choose from the following locations and times to pick up their PPE kit:
  • Monday, Aug. 3: Titusville Library, 2121 South Hopkins Ave., Titusville, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Tuesday, Aug. 4: Central Brevard Library and Reference Center, 308 Forrest Ave., Cocoa, 11 a.m. ­ 3 p.m.
  • Wednesday, Aug. 5: Cocoa Beach Library, 550 North Brevard Ave., Cocoa Beach, 11 a.m. ­ 3 p.m.
  • Thursday, Aug. 6: Melbourne Library. 540 East Fee Ave., Melbourne, 11 a.m. ­ 3 p.m.
  • Friday, Aug. 7: Brevard County's warehouse, 7740 Technology Drive, West Melbourne, 11 a.m. ­ 3 p.m.
Governor DeSantis has deployed a second round of Incident Management Teams to all long-term care facilities to check on infection control, screening procedures & PPE supply. The state has twenty COVID-exclusive facilities to relieve the pressure on both long-term care facilities and hospitals.

Florida Department of Health Daily Report: http://ww11.doh.state.fl.us/.../covi.../state_reports_latest.pdf
Florida Department of Health Daily Report by County: http://ww11.doh.state.fl.us/.../cov.../county_reports_latest.pdf



Brevard County Small Business Personal Protection Equipment Kit Program

Please see the Brevard County press release that will go out later this morning regarding the small business personal protection equipment (PPE) kit program. Small businesses may apply beginning today.   

Small Businesses Impacted by COVID-19 Can Apply for Brevard County-issued Personal Protection Equipment Kits.  Small businesses in Brevard County that employ 25 or fewer workers can apply beginning Monday, July 20, for County-provided Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) kits funded through the federal Coronavirus Air, Relief and Economic Security (CARES Act). The PPE kit distribution was approved by the Board of County Commissioners to support small businesses with supplies to reopen and sustain operations during the ongoing COVID-19 public health emergency. PPE kits provided by the County will contain 200 procedure masks, 25 reusable cloth masks, 2 boxes of gloves and 2 bottles of hand sanitizer.

Applications are available online beginning Monday at www.brevardfl.gov/BrevardCARES. Distribution of the PPE kits will be held from Monday, Aug. 3, through Friday, Aug. 7, at various locations in the county. For more information, call (321) 350-9275.

Small businesses eligible for the PPE kits must meet the following criteria:

  • Must have 25 or fewer employees
  • Must be located in Brevard County
  Must operate be within the following industry segments:
  • Health Care
  • Children services and youth camps
  • Museums and historical sites
  • Amusement and recreation centers
  • Independent restaurants
  • Barber Shops, beauty salons, nail salons, and personal care services
  Once approved, businesses may choose from the following locations and times to pick up their PPE kit:
  • Monday, Aug. 3: Titusville Library, 2121 South Hopkins Ave., Titusville, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Tuesday, Aug. 4: Central Brevard Library and Reference Center, 308 Forrest Ave., Cocoa, 11 a.m. ­ 3 p.m.
  • Wednesday, Aug. 5: Cocoa Beach Library, 550 North Brevard Ave., Cocoa Beach, 11 a.m. ­ 3 p.m.
  • Thursday, Aug. 6: Melbourne Library. 540 East Fee Ave., Melbourne, 11 a.m. ­ 3 p.m.
  • Friday, Aug. 7: Brevard County's warehouse, 7740 Technology Drive, West Melbourne, 11 a.m. ­ 3 p.m.

COVID-19 City Manager's Update: July 9

As of Wednesday July 8th at 9:25am there are 2812 #COVID19 cases (2795 Brevard residents and 17 non-residents) with 143 hospitalizations and 20 fatalities in Brevard County. There are 178 COVID-19 cases in Titusville.

The health and safety of our citizens and Staff is the City's top priority. The City encourages all citizens to continue to follow the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines for physical distancing (six feet or more or approximately 2 arms lengths), washing your hands frequently with soap and water, and wearing a cloth face covering correctly can help prevent the spread of COVID-19 to others.

The Titusville City Council held a Special Meeting on July 2nd approving Resolution Number 21-2020. Resolution 21-2020 "Encourages face coverings at all indoor locations throughout the city in order to minimize spread of the COVID-19 virus, subject to certain exceptions". Resolution 21-2020 encourages every person working, living, visiting, or doing business in the city of Titusville to wear a face covering in any indoor location, other than their home or residence, when not maintaining social distancing from other persons(s), excluding family members or companion(s).

The exceptions are:

  • Persons under the age of six years
  • Persons observing social distancing in accordance with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
  • Persons for whom a face covering would cause impairment due to an existing health condition
  • Persons working in a business or profession who maintain social distancing from another person
  • Persons working in a business or profession where use of a face covering would prevent them from performing the duties of the business or profession
  • Person exercising, while maintaining social distancing
  • Persons eating or drinking
  • Public safety, fire and other life safety and health care personnel, as their personal protective equipment requirements will be governed by their respective agencies
  • Persons speaking with another individual who is hearing-impaired, where the hearing-impaired individual need to see the person's mouth in order to understand what is spoken
The City's COVID-19 Emergency Assistance Program, funded by the CARES Act opened applications on June 1st. This program provides assistance with rent and/or utilities, up to three months, for households that have been impacted by the COVID-19 virus and experienced a loss or reduction in income.

Applications are available in person at the Harry T. Moore Center or via email upon request at neighborhoodservices@titusville.com. Staff anticipates that funds will be available July 1st when HUD approves the City's amendment to its Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Action Plan. Please call the Titusville Neighborhood Services at 321-567-3987 for additional information.

Parrish Medical Center is providing testing in North Brevard by appointment by calling 321-268-6139 or text "covid test" to 321-204-1699.

Locations and times are:

  • Parrish Health and Fitness Center parking lot 2210 Cheney Highway in Titusville on Tuesday afternoons.
  • St. James Missionary Baptist Church 2396 Harry T. Moore Ave in Mims on Wednesday afternoons.
  • Harry T. Moore Social Services Center 725 S. Deleon Ave Titusville on Thursday afternoons.
  • Parrish Medical Offices 7075 US 1 Port St. John on Friday mornings.
  • Gibson Youth Center 835 Sycamore St. Titusville on Saturday mornings.
Brevard Board of County Commissioners authorized the use of $10 Million in CARES funding to assist small businesses and nonprofit organizations to offset some their expenses and lost revenue due to COVID-19.

Effective Wednesday, July 8, 2020, Miami-Dade County revamped and revised emergency order 26-20 .

The order mandates closures for the following business:

  • Restaurants (except for takeout and delivery services)
  • Ballrooms
  • 3 Banquet facilities
  • Party venues
  • Gyms and fitness centers
  • Short-term rentals / Vacation rentals
The Florida Department of Education issued Executive Order 2020-EO-06 requiring all public and charted schools to reopen in August.
Florida Department of Health Daily Report: http://ww11.doh.state.fl.us/.../covi.../state_reports_latest.pdf
Florida Department of Health Daily Report by County: http://ww11.doh.state.fl.us/.../cov.../county_reports_latest.pdf

City of Titusville Coronavirus 19 Update as of 6 July 20: 8:30am

Good Morning Mayor, Vice Mayor, Council Members, and Team Members,

As of Sunday July 5th at 0925am there are 2521 COVID-19 cases (2504 Brevard residents and 17 non-residents) with 133 hospitalizations and 19 fatalities in Brevard County. There are 154 COVID-19 cases in Titusville.  

The health and safety of our citizens and Staff is the City's top priority. The City encourages all citizens to continue to follow the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines for physical distancing (six feet or more or approximately 2 arms lengths), washing your hands frequently with soap and water, and wearing a cloth face covering correctly can help prevent the spread of COVID-19 to others.

The Titusville City Council held a Special Meeting on July 2nd approving Resolution Number 21-2020. Resolution 21-2020"Encourages face coverings at all indoor locations throughout the city in order to minimize spread of the COVID-19 virus, subject to certain exceptions". Resolution 21-2020 encourages every person working, living, visiting, or doing business in the city of Titusville to wear a face covering in any indoor location, other than their home or residence, when not maintaining social distancing from other persons(s), excluding family members or companion(s).
The exceptions are:

  • Persons under the age of six years
  • Persons observing social distancing in accordance with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
  • Persons for whom a face covering would cause impairment due to an existing health condition
  • Persons working in a business or profession who maintain social distancing from another person
  • Persons working in a business or profession where use of a face covering would prevent them from performing the duties of the business or profession
  • Person exercising, while maintaining social distancing
  • Persons eating or drinking
  • Public safety, fire and other life safety and health care personnel, as their personal protective equipment requirements will be governed by their respective agencies
  • Persons speaking with another individual who is hearing-impaired, where the hearing-impaired individual need to see the person's mouth in order to understand what is spoken
The City's COVID-19 Emergency Assistance Program, funded by the CARES Act opened applications on June 1st. This program provides assistance with rent and/or utilities, up to three months, for households that have been impacted by the COVID-19 virus and experienced a loss or reduction in income.

Applications are available in person at the Harry T. Moore Center or via email upon request at neighborhoodservices@titusville.com . Staff anticipates that funds will be available July 1st when HUD approves the City's amendment to its Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Action Plan. Please call the Titusville Neighborhood Services at 321-567-3987 for additional information.

Parrish Medical Center is providing testing in North Brevard by appointment by calling 321-268-6139 or text "covid test" to 321-204-1699. 

Locations and times are:

  •  Parrish Health and Fitness Center parking lot 2210 Cheney Highway in Titusville on Tuesday afternoons.
  •  St. James Missionary Baptist Church 2396 Harry T. Moore Ave in Mims on Wednesday afternoons.
  •  Harry T. Moore Social Services Center 725 S. Deleon Ave Titusville on Thursday afternoons.
  •  Parrish Medical Offices 7075 US 1 Port St. John on Friday mornings.
  • Gibson Youth Center 835 Sycamore St. Titusville on Saturday mornings. 
On June 30, Governor DeSantis issued Executive Order 20-159, extending Executive Order 20-94 regarding limited extension of mortgage foreclosure and eviction relief until August 1.

FL DOH Public Health Advisory on face coverings amendment can be found by clicking here: https://floridahealthcovid19.gov/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/20200622-SOF-DOH-Public-Health-Advisory.pdf. Surgeon General Rivkees amended the previously issued Public Health Advisory to emphasize that face coverings should be worn in any settings where social distancing is not possible, unless any of the following are applicable:

  • A child is under two years of age
  • An individual has one or more medical conditions or disabilities that prevent wearing a face covering
  • An individual is obtaining a service involving the nose or face for which temporary removal of the face covering is necessary to perform the service
  • An individual works in a profession where use of a face covering will not be compatible with the duties of the profession
  • An individual is engaged in outdoor work or recreation with appropriate social distancing in place.
  The Center for Disease Control and Prevention has updated its guidance on visiting beaches and pools. Here's the link to gather additional information: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/daily-life-coping/beaches-pools.html
  • Stay home if you are sick.
  • Stay at least 6 feet away, both in and out of the water, from people you don't live with.
  • Wear a cloth face covering when you are not in the water. o Wash your hands often and don't share items with people you don't live with.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has updated its COVID-19 risk criteria for individuals with certain underlying medical conditions. These include:
  • Chronic Kidney disease
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary disease (COPD)
  • Immunocompromised state
  • Sickle cell disease
  • Type 2 diabetes mellitus
To view a complete list of all applicable medical conditions refer to this link: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/need-extra-precautions/people-with-medical-conditions.html?CDC_AA_refVal=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.cdc.gov%2Fcoronavirus%2F2019-ncov%2Fneed-extra-precautions%2Fgroups-at-higher-risk.html Florida Department of Health Daily Report: http://ww11.doh.state.fl.us/comm/_partners/covid19_report_archive/state_reports_latest.pdf Florida Department of Health Daily Report by County: http://ww11.doh.state.fl.us/comm/_partners/covid19_report_archive/county_reports_latest.pdf

City Manager's Update: June 22 | 9am

The health and safety of our citizens and Staff is the City's top priority. City Hall is operating with reduced hours to allow additional cleaning of contact areas. Hours of operations are 9am ­ noon and 1pm to 4pm.

The Sand Point splash pad will remain closed as the CDC guidance for public pools, hot tubs and water playgrounds during #COVID19 regarding physical separation of 6 feet apart from those they do not live with cannot be achieved.

The City's COVID-19 Emergency Assistance Program, funded by the CARES Act opened applications on June 1st. This program provides assistance with rent and/or utilities, up to three months, for households that have been impacted by the COVID-19 virus and experienced a loss or reduction in income.
      Applications are available in person at the Harry T. Moore Center or via email upon request at neighborhoodservices@titusville.com. Staff anticipates that funds will be available July 1st when HUD approves the City's amendment to its Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Action Plan. Please call the Titusville Neighborhood Services at 321-567-3987 for additional information.

As of Sunday June 21st at 10am there are 850 COVID-19 cases (838 Brevard residents and 12 non-residents) with 92 hospitalizations and 16 fatalities in Brevard County. Brevard County test results are 33,177 tested with a 2.3% positive rate. The median age of the positive cases in Florida is now 42 years old.

Parrish Medical Center is providing testing in North Brevard by appointment by calling 321-268-6139 or text "covid test" to 321-204-1699.

Locations and times are:

  • Parrish Health and Fitness Center parking lot 2210 Cheney Highway in Titusville on Tuesday afternoons.
  • St. James Missionary Baptist Church 2396 Harry T. Moore Ave in Mims on Wednesday afternoons.
  • Harry T. Moore Social Services Center 725 S. Deleon Ave Titusville on Thursday afternoons.
  • Parrish Medical Offices 7075 US 1 Port St. John on Friday mornings.
  • Gibson Youth Center 835 Sycamore St. Titusville on Saturday mornings.
Florida Department of Health Daily Report: http://ww11.doh.state.fl.us/.../state/state_reports_latest.pdf
Florida Department of Health Daily Report by County: http://ww11.doh.state.fl.us/.../cou.../county_reports_latest.pdf

The City encourages all citizens to continue to follow the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines for physical distancing (six feet or more or approximately 2 arms lengths), washing your hands frequently and wearing aa cloth face covering correctly can help prevent the spread of COVID-19 to others. Remember those under age 2 should not wear a face covering.


City Manager's Update June 18: 9am

The health and safety of our citizens and Staff is the City's top priority. City Hall is operating with reduced hours to allow additional cleaning of contact areas. Hours of operations are 9am ­ noon and 1pm to 4pm.

The Sand Point splash pad will remain closed as the CDC guidance for public pools, hot tubes and water playgrounds during COVID-19 regarding physical separation of 6 feet apart from those they do not live with cannot be achieved.

The City's COVID-19 Emergency Assistance Program, funded by the CARES Act opened applications on June 1st. This program provides assistance with rent and/or utilities, up to three months, for households that have been impacted by the COVID-19 virus and experienced a loss or reduction in income.
      Applications are available in person at the Harry T. Moore Center or via email upon request at neighborhoodservices@titusville.com . Staff anticipates that funds will be available July 1st when HUD approves the City's amendment to its Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Action Plan. Please call the Titusville Neighborhood Services at 321-567-3987 for additional information.

As of Wednesday June 17th at 11am there are 650 COVID-19 cases (639 Brevard residents and 11 non-residents) with 84 hospitalizations and 16 fatalities in Brevard County. The median age of the positive cases is now 58 years old.

Parrish Medical Center is providing testing in North Brevard by appointment by calling 321-268-6139 or text "covid test" to 321-204-1699.

Locations and times are:

  • Parrish Health and Fitness Center parking lot 2210 Cheney Highway in Titusville on Tuesday afternoons.
  • St. James Missionary Baptist Church 2396 Harry T. Moore Ave in Mims on Wednesday afternoons.
  • Harry T. Moore Social Services Center 725 S. Deleon Ave Titusville on Thursday afternoons.
  • Parrish Medical Offices 7075 US 1 Port St. John on Friday mornings.
  • Gibson Youth Center 835 Sycamore St. Titusville on Saturday mornings.
Florida Department of Health Daily Report: http://ww11.doh.state.fl.us/.../state/state_reports_latest.pdf
Florida Department of Health Daily Report by County: http://ww11.doh.state.fl.us/.../cou.../county_reports_latest.pdf

Titusville City Manager's Update June 15: 9am

The health and safety of our citizens and Staff is the City's top priority. City Hall is operating with reduced hours to allow additional cleaning of contact areas. Hours of operations are 9am ­ noon and 1pm to 4pm.

The Sand Point splash pad will remain closed as the CDC guidance for public pools, hot tubs and water playgrounds during #COVID19 regarding physical separation of 6 feet apart from those they do not live with cannot be achieved.

As of Friday June 12th at 6pm there are 519 COVID-19 cases with 13 fatalities in Brevard County. There have been 28,603 COVID-19 tests administered with 28,082 negative and 519 positive results.

Parrish Medical Center is providing testing in North Brevard by appointment by calling 321-268-6139 or text "covid test" to 321-204-1699.

Locations and times are:

  • Parrish Health and Fitness Center parking lot 2210 Cheney Highway in Titusville on Tuesday afternoons.
  • St. James Missionary Baptist Church 2396 Harry T. Moore Ave in Mims on Wednesday afternoons.
  • Harry T. Moore Social Services Center 725 S. Deleon Ave Titusville on Thursday afternoons.
  • Parrish Medical Offices 7075 US 1 Port St. John on Friday mornings.
  • Gibson Youth Center 835 Sycamore St. Titusville on Saturday mornings.
The Housing and Human Services #Coronavirus Assistance Program application form can be found at http://www.brevardfl.gov/HumanServices/Announcements.

The Salvation Army Brevard Domestic Violence Program has implemented a "phone text/web chat" communication tool for survivors/victims to safely utilize in order to seek help or assistance. The 24/7 Domestic Violence Hotline number is 321-6312764. Text/Web Chat available Monday ­Friday from 9am to 6pm text to: 321-450 HEAL (4325). Chat at www.rc.chat/tsadvp

The CDC has updated the "Guidance for Communities, Schools, and Workplaces, and Events" . This website is found at: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavi.../2019-ncov/community/index.html
Florida Department of Health COVID-19: https://floridahealthcovid19.gov/
Florida Department of Health Daily Report: http://ww11.doh.state.fl.us/.../state/state_reports_latest.pdf
Florida Department of Health Daily Report by County: http://ww11.doh.state.fl.us/.../cou.../county_reports_latest.pdf


Titusville City Manager's Update June 11: 9am

The health and safety of our citizens and Staff is the City's top priority. City Hall is operating with reduced hours to allow additional cleaning of contact areas. Hours of operations are 9am - noon and 1pm to 4pm.

The City has cancelled the annual Independence Day (4th of July) fireworks demonstration.

There will be a Titusville Community Extravaganza on June 27, from 10am ­ 2pm at the Gibson Community Center, 825 Sycamore St., Titusville. There will be food, bounce houses and games. Temperature checks and face masks are required for entry.

Parrish Medical Center is providing testing in North Brevard by appointment by calling 321-268-6139 or text "covid test" to 321-204-1699.

Locations and times are:

  1. Parrish Health and Fitness Center parking lot 2210 Cheney Highway in Titusville on Tuesday afternoons.
  2. St. James Missionary Baptist Church 2396 Harry T. Moore Ave in Mims on Wednesday afternoons.
  3. Harry T. Moore Social Services Center 725 S. Deleon Ave Titusville on Thursday afternoons.
  4. Parrish Medical Offices 7075 US 1 Port St. John on Friday mornings.
  5. Gibson Youth Center 835 Sycamore St. Titusville on Saturday mornings.
Brevard County Parks and Recreation announced that rentals are now available for groups of 50 people or less. All Brevard County campgrounds are reopened to 100% capacity.

The Housing and Human Services Coronavirus Assistance Program application form can be found at http://www.brevardfl.gov/HumanServices/Announcements.

The Salvation Army Brevard Domestic Violence Program has implemented a "phone text/web chat" communication tool for survivors/victims to safely utilize in order to seek help or assistance. The 24/7 Domestic Violence Hotline number is 321-6312764. Text/Web Chat available Monday ­Friday from 9am to 6pm text to: 321-450 HEAL (4325). Chat at www.rc.chat/tsadvp

The CDC has updated the "Guidance for Communities, Schools, and Workplaces, and Events" . This website is found at: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavi.../2019-ncov/community/index.html
Florida Department of Health COVID-19: https://floridahealthcovid19.gov/
Florida Department of Health Daily Report: http://ww11.doh.state.fl.us/.../state/state_reports_latest.pdf
Florida Department of Health Daily Report by County: http://ww11.doh.state.fl.us/.../cou.../county_reports_latest.pdf

Titusville Community Extravaganza
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Titusville City Manager's Update June 8: 9:00am

The health and safety of our citizens and Staff is the City's top priority. City Hall is operating with reduced hours to allow additional cleaning of contact areas. Hours of operations are 9am ­ noon and 1pm to 4pm.

Parrish Medical Center is providing testing in North Brevard by appointment by calling 321-268-6139 or text "covid test" to 321-204-1699.

Locations and times are:

  • Parrish Health and Fitness Center parking lot 2210 Cheney Highway in Titusville on Tuesday afternoons.
  • St. James Missionary Baptist Church 2396 Harry T. Moore Ave in Mims on Wednesday afternoons.
  • Harry T. Moore Social Services Center 725 S. Deleon Ave Titusville on Thursday afternoons.
  • Parrish Medical Offices 7075 US 1 Port St. John on Friday mornings.
  • Gibson Youth Center 835 Sycamore St. Titusville on Saturday mornings.
Governor DeSantis issued Executive Order 20-139, declaring that counties may enter Phase 2 (except Miami Dade, Broward and Palm Beach) effective last Friday, June 5. Phase 2 includes:
  • Restaurants may now allow bar-top seating with appropriate social distancing.
  • Bars and pubs may operate at 50 percent capacity inside and full capacity outside with appropriate social distancing. Patrons may only receive service if seated.
  • Retail establishments may operate at full capacity with responsible social distancing and sanitization protocols.
  • Gyms may operate at full capacity with appropriate social distancing and frequent sanitization.
  • Entertainment businesses, including but not limited to movie theaters, concert houses, auditoriums, playhouses, bowling alleys and arcades, may operate at 50 percent capacity with appropriate social distancing and sanitization protocols.
  • Personal services businesses, including but not limited to tattoo parlors, acupuncture establishments, tanning salons and massage establishments may operate while adhering to guidance from the Florida Department of Health.
  • Individuals over 65 or with underlying medical conditions are strongly encouraged to avoid crowds and take measures to limit the risk of exposure to COVID-19.
  • All individuals that work in long term care facilities should be tested for COVID-19 on a routine basis.
  • All persons in Florida are encouraged to avoid congregating in groups larger than 50.
Governor DeSantis issued Executive Order 20-137 which extends the mortgage foreclosure and eviction moratorium until July 1, 2020.

Brevard County Parks and Recreation announced that rentals are now available for groups of 50 people or less. All Brevard County campgrounds are reopened to 100% capacity. The Housing and Human Services Coronavirus Assistance Program application form can be found at http://www.brevardfl.gov/HumanServices/Announcements.

The Salvation Army Brevard Domestic Violence Program has implemented a "phone text/web chat" communication tool for survivors/victims to safely utilize in order to seek help or assistance. The 24/7 Domestic Violence Hotline number is 321-631-2764. Text/Web Chat available Monday ­Friday from 9am to 6pm text to: 321-450 HEAL (4325). Chat at www.rc.chat/tsadvp

The CDC has updated the "Guidance for Communities, Schools, and Workplaces, and Events" . This website is found at: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavi.../2019-ncov/community/index.html
Florida Department of Health COVID-19: https://floridahealthcovid19.gov/
Florida Department of Health Daily Report: http://ww11.doh.state.fl.us/.../state/state_reports_latest.pdf
Florida Department of Health Daily Report by County: http://ww11.doh.state.fl.us/.../cou.../county_reports_latest.pdf


Titusville City Manager's Update June 1 | 9AM

The health and safety of our citizens and Staff is the City's top priority. City Hall is operating with reduced hours to allow additional cleaning of contact areas. Hours of operations are 9am ­ noon and 1pm to 4pm.

Parrish Medical Center is providing testing in North Brevard by appointment by calling 321-268-6139 or text "covid test" to 321-204-1699. Locations and times are:

  • Parrish Health and Fitness Center parking lot 2210 Cheney Highway in Titusville on Tuesday afternoons.
  • St. James Missionary Baptist Church 2396 Harry T. Moore Ave in Mims on Wednesday afternoons.
  • Harry T. Moore Social Services Center 725 S. Deleon Ave Titusville on Thursday afternoons.
  • Parrish Medical Offices 7075 US 1 Port St. John on Friday mornings.
  • Gibson Youth Center 835 Sycamore St. Titusville on Saturday mornings.
Florida Department of Health is offering testing at the DOH-Brevard Titusville Clinic located at 611 N. Singleton Ave in Titusville Tuesday June 2nd from 9am to non. Call 321-454-7141 for an appointment.

Governor DeSantis issued Executive Order 20-131 which extends Executive Order 20-123; Full Phase 1: Safe. Smart. Step-by-step. Plan for Florida's recovery with the following amendment ­ Organized youth activities may operate, including sports teams and leagues, youth clubs and programs, and child care. Summer camps and youth recreation camps may be operated.

The Department of Homeland Security adds Brazil to the list of countries for COVID-19 travel restrictions. More information may be found at: http://www/dhs.gov/

The Housing and Human Services Coronavirus Assistance Program application form can be found at http://www.brevardfl.gov/HumanServices/Announcements.

The Salvation Army Brevard Domestic Violence Program has implemented a "phone text/web chat" communication tool for survivors/victims to safely utilize in order to seek help or assistance. The 24/7 Domestic Violence Hotline number is 321-6312764. Text/Web Chat available Monday ­Friday from 9am to 6pm text to: 321-450 HEAL (4325). Chat at www.rc.chat/tsadvp

The CDC has updated the "Guidance for Communities, Schools, and Workplaces, and Events" . This website is found at: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavi.../2019-ncov/community/index.html

Florida Department of Health COVID-19: https://floridahealthcovid19.gov/
Florida Department of Health Daily Report: https://floridadisaster.org/.../covid-daily-report-5.31.20_co...
Florida Department of Health Daily Report by County: http://ww11.doh.state.fl.us/.../c.../county_reports_20200531.pdf

As we begin preparing for hurricane season the 2020 Disaster Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday begins Friday, May 29, 2020, and extends through Thursday, June 4, 2020. During this sales tax holiday period, qualifying items related to disaster preparedness are exempt from sales tax. However, the sales tax holiday does not apply to the rental or repair of any of the qualifying items. Here's a link to Florida Department of Revenue regarding the sales tax holiday: https://floridarevenue.com/disasterprep/Pages/default.aspx

Governor DeSantis issued Executive Order 20-139, declaring that counties may enter Phase 2 (except Miami Dade, Broward and Palm Beach) effective Friday, June 5.

  • Restaurants may now allow bar-top seating with appropriate social distancing.
  • Bars and pubs may operate at 50 percent capacity inside and full capacity outside with appropriate social distancing. Patrons may only receive service if seated.
  • Retail establishments may operate at full capacity with responsible social distancing and sanitization protocols.
  • Gyms may operate at full capacity with appropriate social distancing and frequent sanitization.
  • Entertainment businesses, including but not limited to movie theaters, concert houses, auditoriums, playhouses, bowling alleys and arcades, may operate at 50 percent capacity with appropriate social distancing and sanitization protocols.
  • Personal services businesses, including but not limited to tattoo parlors, acupuncture establishments, tanning salons and massage establishments may operate while adhering to guidance from the Florida Department of Health.
  • Individuals over 65 or with underlying medical conditions are strongly encouraged to avoid crowds and take measures to limit the risk of exposure to COVID-19.
  • All individuals that work in long term care facilities should be tested for COVID-19 on a routine basis.
  • All persons in Florida are encouraged to avoid congregating in groups larger than 50.
  • Florida will receive nearly $252 million from FEMA to reimburse costs associated with COVID-19 response
For parents who are returning to work, Brevard County Parks and Recreation will be offering summer camp for children, ages 6-11, at community centers throughout the county. Camps will open beginning June 15 and a note from an employer will be required for registration.

Canaveral National Seashore will be moving forward with a phased re-opening of beach access beginning June 5.


Titusville City Manager's Update 28-May / 10:22am

The health and safety of our citizens and Staff is the City's top priority. City Hall is operating with reduced hours to allow additional cleaning of contact areas. Hours of operations are 9am ­ noon and 1pm to 4pm.

The upcoming manned mission of the Space X launch set for Saturday May 30th at 3:22pm. We anticipate an even higher number of visitors than we experienced yesterday.

The City continues to run this public service announcement to assist residents and visitors viewing the SpaceX Crew Dragon Manned Launch: https://youtu.be/oFKMmnw47Nk

Once the launch happens, although we have extensive plans in place to safely route the visitors/spectators out of the city, we do anticipate having traffic delays, mainly along the Washington Ave, Garden St, Cheney Highway, Columbia Blvd and South Street corridors.

The current traffic plans include the following after the launch countdown:

A Max Brewer Bridge - Traffic on A Max Brewer Bridge will be sent westbound along Garden Street to I-95 or Northbound along N Washington Avenue to SR 46. No traffic will be allowed to turn south along S Hopkins Avenue.

South Washington Avenue - Traffic along S Washington Avenue will be routed the following:

  • If spectators are north of Harrison Street, all attempts will be made to route traffic north along Washington to Garden Street, or continue North to SR46
  • If spectators are south of Harrison Street, all attempts will be made to route traffic south along Washington to Cheney Highway then westbound.
  • At some point if we get backup up along Cheney and Columbia, we will shut west bound access down and require all vehicles to travel south along Washington to Cocoa to take SR 528 and or SR520 westbound.
The Housing and Human Services Coronavirus Assistance Program application form can be found at http://www.brevardfl.gov/HumanServices/Announcements.

The Salvation Army Brevard Domestic Violence Program has implemented a "phone text/web chat" communication tool for survivors/victims to safely utilize in order to seek help or assistance. The 24/7 Domestic Violence Hotline number is 321-6312764. Text/Web Chat available Monday ­Friday from 9am to 6pm text to: 321-450HEAL (4325). Chat at www.rc.chat/tsadvp

The CDC has updated the "Guidance for Communities, Schools, and Workplaces, and Events" . This website is found at: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/index.html

Florida Department of Health COVID-19: https://floridahealthcovid19.gov/
Florida Department of Health Daily Report: https://floridadisaster.org/globalassets/covid19/dailies/covid-daily-report-5.27.20-compressed.pdf
Florida Department of Health Daily Report by County: http://ww11.doh.state.fl.us/comm/_partners/action/report_archive/county/county_reports_20200527.pdf

As we begin preparing for hurricane season the 2020 Disaster Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday begins Friday, May 29, 2020, and extends through Thursday, June 4, 2020. During this sales tax holiday period, qualifying items related to disaster preparedness are exempt from sales tax. However, the sales tax holiday does not apply to the rental or repair of any of the qualifying items. Here's a link to Florida Department of Revenue regarding the sales tax holiday: https://floridarevenue.com/disasterprep/Pages/default.aspx  


Titusville City Manager's Update 26-May / 8:25am

The health and safety of our citizens and Staff is the City's top priority. City Hall is operating with reduced hours to allow additional cleaning of contact areas. Hours of operations are 9am – noon and 1pm to 4pm.

The upcoming manned mission of the Space X launch set for tomorrow May 27th at 4:32pm. We anticipate a high number of visitors and spectators for this launch and are making plans for vehicle, pedestrian and bicycle traffic. The City of Titusville is running this public service announcement to assist residents and visitors viewing the SpaceX Crew Dragon Manned Launch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oFKMmnw47Nk&feature=youtu.be or https://youtu.be/oFKMmnw47Nk

Once the launch happens, although we have extensive plans in place to safely route the visitors/spectators out of the city, we do anticipate having traffic delays, mainly along the Washington Ave, Garden St, Cheney Highway, Columbia Blvd and South Street corridors.

The current traffic plans include the following after the launch countdown:

A Max Brewer Bridge - Traffic on A Max Brewer Bridge will be sent westbound along Garden Street to I-95 or Northbound along N Washington Avenue to SR 46. No traffic will be allowed to turn south along S Hopkins Avenue.

S Washington Avenue - Traffic along S Washington Avenue will be routed the following:  

  • If spectators are north of Harrison Street, all attempts will be made to route traffic north along Washington to Garden Street, or continue North to SR46
  • If spectators are south of Harrison Street, all attempts will be made to route traffic south along Washington to Cheney Highway then westbound.
  • At some point if we get backup up along Cheney and Columbia, we will shut west bound access down and require all vehicles to travel south along Washington to Cocoa to take SR 528 and or SR520 westbound.
The Housing and Human Services Coronavirus Assistance Program application form can be found at http://www.brevardfl.gov/HumanServices/Announcements.

The Salvation Army Brevard Domestic Violence Program has implemented a "phone text/web chat" communication tool for survivors/victims to safely utilize in order to seek help or assistance. The 24/7 Domestic Violence Hotline number is 321-6312764. Text/Web Chat available Monday –Friday from 9am to 6pm text to: 321-450HEAL (4325). Chat at www.rc.chat/tsadvp

The CDC has updated the "Guidance for Communities, Schools, and Workplaces, and Events" . This website is found at: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/index.html
Florida Department of Health COVID-19: https://floridahealthcovid19.gov/
Florida Department of Health Daily Report: https://floridadisaster.org/globalassets/covid19/dailies/covid-19-data---daily-report-2020-05-25-0947.pdf
Florida Department of Health Daily Report by County: http://ww11.doh.state.fl.us/comm/_partners/action/report_archive/county/county_reports_20200525.pdf

As we begin preparing for hurricane season the 2020 Disaster Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday begins Friday, May 29, 2020, and extends through Thursday, June 4, 2020. During this sales tax holiday period, qualifying items related to disaster preparedness are exempt from sales tax. However, the sales tax holiday does not apply to the rental or repair of any of the qualifying items. Here's a link to Florida Department of Revenue regarding the sales tax holiday: https://floridarevenue.com/disasterprep/Pages/default.aspx  


Titusville City Manager's Update 18-May / 9am

There are 356 confirmed COVID-19 cases, and 9 fatalities in Brevard County. There are 43,210 cases in Florida, and 1,875 fatalities in Florida as of May 15th at 6:30pm.

The health and safety of our citizens and Staff is the City's top priority. City Hall and all City facilities reopened to the public today May 18th with reduced hours to allow additional cleaning of contact areas. Hours of operations are 9am – noon and 1pm to 4pm. Extra precautions are being taken during our reopening including issuing antibacterial/antimicrobial washable masks to all of our employees, physical distancing measures, and extra disinfecting cleaning for high traffic areas and touch points.

Titusville Police Department and the Community Development Department are working with area businesses regarding the upcoming manned mission of the Space X launch set for May 27th. With the launch being scheduled for 4:30 PM (appx), the city requests area businesses consider sending their employees home early, before the launch, so that they can safely make it home and not add any impact to our city streets that we are already expecting to be packed.

We anticipate a high number of visitors and spectators for this launch and are making plans for vehicle, pedestrian and bicycle traffic. Once the launch happens, although we have extensive plans in place to safely route the visitors/spectators out of the city, we do anticipate having traffic delays, mainly along the Washington Ave, Garden St, Cheney Highway, Columbia Blvd and South Street corridors.

The current traffic plans include the following after the launch countdown (note these may be subject to change) -

A Max Brewer Bridge - Traffic on A Max Brewer Bridge will be sent westbound along Garden Street to I-95 or Northbound along N Washington Avenue to SR 46. No traffic will be allowed to turn south along S Hopkins Avenue.

South Washington Avenue - Traffic along S Washington Avenue will be routed the following

  • If spectators are north of Harrison Street, all attempts will be made to route traffic north along Washington to Garden Street, or continue North to SR46
  • If spectators are south of Harrison Street, all attempts will be made to route traffic south along Washington to Cheney Highway then westbound.
  • At some point if we get backup up along Cheney and Columbia, we will shut west bound access down and require all vehicles to travel south along Washington to Cocoa to take SR 528 and or SR520 westbound.
The Florida Department of Health is working with Parrish Medical Center to operate a COVID-19 mobile testing center that can be located throughout the city and North Brevard County.

Effective today May 18th , Governor DeSantis issued the go ahead for implementing full phase 1 of the Reopen Florida plan.
Highlights of full phase 1 are attached.
Florida Department of Health COVID-19: https://floridahealthcovid19.gov/
Florida Department of Health Daily Report: https://floridadisaster.org/.../covid-daily-report-5.17.20_.p...
Florida Department of Health Daily Report by County: http://ww11.doh.state.fl.u.../c.../county_reports_20200517.pdf

Governor DeSantis issued the go ahead for implementing full phase 1 of the Reopen Florida plan.
Governor DeSantis issued the go ahead for implementing full phase 1 of the Reopen Florida plan. CLICK to print & share this flyer.

Titusville City Manager's Update 14-May / 9am

There are 344 confirmed #COVID19 cases, and 9 fatalities in Brevard County. There are 42,404 cases in Florida, and 1,827 fatalities in Florida as of May 13th at 6:30pm.

The health and safety of our citizens and Staff is the City's top priority. The City will begin reopening our facilities by using a phased in approach by dates. These dates are subject to change as conditions warrant. The health and safety of our citizens and Staff remains the City's top priority. The City will take extra precautions during our reopening including issuing antibacterial/antimicrobial washable masks to all of our employees. There will be physical distancing measures in place along with extra disinfecting cleaning for touch points.

  • City Hall is open to public by appointment only. All other facilities will remain closed to the public.
  • City employees that have been working remote returned to working live on May 11th. Vulnerable employees will remain on administrative leave until the State goes to reopening phase 2.
  • City Hall and all City facilities will reopen to the public on May 18th with social distancing measures in place.
The Florida Department of Health is finalizing plans to open a COVID-19 drive through testing site located at the Harry T. Moore Center located at 725 S Deleon Ave in Titusville.

For information on food pantry locations and how to access help utilizing the United Way of Brevard's COVID-19 Community Resource guide can be found at: https://online.uwbrevard.org/servlet/eAndar.article/685/... It is recommended that you call ahead to verify availability.

Brevard County government offices will reopen on May 18th, with social distancing measures in place. Some offices will operate by appointment only.

Brevard County campgrounds Manatee Hammock (Titusville), Wickham Park (Melbourne), Long Point (Sabastian) are open at no more than 50% capacity – every other campsite can be occupied.

Brevard Zoo will reopen on May 23rd The visitors guide supporting the reopening is located at: https://brevardzoo.org/support/opening-guidelines/

Access to the business continuity and disaster recovery resources are available at: https://spacecoastedc.org/COVID-19

Governor DeSantis issued Executive Order 20-114 extending the State of Emergency for 60 days.

Governor DeSantis issued Executive Order 20-114 allowing barbershops, cosmetology salons, and cosmetology specialty salons to provide services beginning on May 11th. The operating guidelines and applicable restrictions are found at this link: http://www.myfloridalicense.com/.../2020.05.09%20DBPR%20FAQs%...

Florida Department of Health COVID-19: https://floridahealthcovid19.gov/

Florida Department of Health Daily Report: https://floridadisaster.org/.../covid-19-data---daily-report-...

Florida Department of Health Daily Report by County: http://ww11.doh.state.fl.us/.../c.../county_reports_20200513.pdf


May 11, 2020

City of Titusville Coronavirus 19 Update as of / 2pm

The health and safety of our citizens and Staff is the City's top priority. The City will begin reopening our facilities by using a phased in approach by dates. These dates are subject to change as conditions warrant. The health and safety of our citizens and Staff remains the City's top priority. The City will take extra precautions during our reopening including issuing antibacterial/antimicrobial washable masks to all of our employees. There will be physical distancing measures in place along with extra disinfecting cleaning for touch points.
  • City Hall reopened to the public by appointment only on May 6th . All other facilities will remain closed to the public.
  • Our employees that have been working remote returned to working live today May 11th. Vulnerable employees will remain on administrative leave until the State goes to reopening phase 2.
  • City Hall and all City facilities will reopen to the public on May 18th .
Governor DeSantis issued Executive Order 20-114 extending the State of Emergency for 60 days.

Florida Department of Health COVID-19: https://floridahealthcovid19.gov/

Florida Department of Health Daily Report: https://floridadisaster.org/.../covid-19-data---daily-report-...

Florida Department of Health Daily Report by County: https://s33330.pcdn.co/.../04/County-Reports-2020-05-10-10am....


May 7, 2020

City of Titusville Coronavirus 19 Update as of / 2pm

The health and safety of our citizens and Staff is the City's top priority. The City will begin reopening our facilities by using a phased in approach by dates. These dates are subject to change as conditions warrant. The health and safety of our citizens and Staff remains the City's top priority. The City will take extra precautions during our reopening including issuing antibacterial/antimicrobial washable masks to all of our employees. There will be physical distancing measures in place along with extra disinfecting cleaning for touch points.

City Hall reopened to the public by appointment only on May 6th . All other facilities will remain closed to the public.

Our employees that have been working remote returned to working live today May 11th. Vulnerable employees will remain on administrative leave until the State goes to reopening phase 2.

City Hall and all City facilities will reopen to the public on May 18th.

No-cost #COVID19 testing is becoming more available as the State and County would like to enhance the ability of residents to be tested, and symptoms are no longer required. A State-run 400-car-per-day drive-thru site will be opening at the Palm Bay campus of Eastern Florida State College in the next week or so (details to be firmed up).

The Florida Department of Health-Brevard is broadening their Viera testing site to asymptomatic patients beginning Monday. Scheduled appointments are required.

The City of Palm Bay will open a drive-up testing site at their City Hall next Wednesday. Scheduled appointments will be required.

The Board of County Commissioners approved the use of up to $4.4 million in CARES funds for housing rental and mortgage assistance, housing utility and security deposit, and food stability for individuals impacted by COVID-19 and approved partnering with the Florida Division of Emergency Management for the establishment of a State-operated drive-thru testing site in Palm Bay, as well as pursuing community testing sites in north, central and beach-side locations.

Brevard County Beaches are open. Playalinda beaches remain closed.

County Libraries will begin opening in phases and in compliance with the Governor's 25% capacity recommendation and CDC recommendations for social distancing and sanitization. Florida Department of Health COVID-19.

Florida Department of Health Daily Report.

Florida Department of Health Daily Report by County.


May 4, 2020

City of Titusville Coronavirus 19 Update as of / 9am

The pandemic currently affects over 187 countries, with more than 3,321,402 cases worldwide, including 1,091,038 cases in the United States. There are 289 confirmed COVID-19 cases, and 8 deaths in Brevard County.

Mayor Johnson issued the third open letter to the citizens of Titusville on April 29th, 2020. Here is the link: https://www.titusville.com/news.asp?newsid=1514

           City Announces Reopening Plan

The health and safety of our citizens and Staff is the City's top priority. The City will begin reopening our facilities by using a phased in approach by dates. These dates are subject to change as conditions warrant. The health and safety of our citizens and Staff remains the City's top priority. The City will take extra precautions during our reopening including issuing antibacterial/antimicrobial washable masks to all of our employees. There will be physical distancing measures in place along with extra disinfecting cleaning for touch points.  
  • On May 6th – City Hall will reopen to the public by appointment only. Masks will be issued for public entry. All other facilities will remain closed to the public.
  • On May 11th – Our employees that have been working remote will return to working live. Vulnerable employees will remain on administrative leave until the State goes to reopening phase 2.
  • On May 18th – City Hall and all City facilities will reopen to the public.
  • On May 26 – Community Redevelopment Agency and Regular City Council meetings.
  The target date for reopening of Brevard County Government facilities to the public is May 18.

Brevard County Emergency Operations Center is now at Level 2 – Partial Activation.

County libraries will begin opening in phases and in compliance with the Governor's 25% capacity recommendation and CDC recommendations for social distancing and sanitization.

Beach Reopening's:  

  • Brevard County – open excluding the area between Patrick Air Force Base south to Spessard Holland Park due to beach renourishment projects. This section will reopen on May 7th.
  • Port Canaveral – Jetty Park remains closed.
  • Cape Canaveral – beach parking remains closed with the exception of Cherie Down Park.
  • Cocoa Beach – beginning today (March 4th) beach access parking is permitted in the flowing locations: Fischer Park, downtown parking garage, 2nd Street South (ADA crossover), Meade Ave (west of Cocoa Beach Pier entrance)
  • Satellite Beach – beach parking remains closed until May 15th.
  • Indian Harbour Beach – beach parking remains closed until May 7th.
  • Melbourne Beach – beach parking remains closed until May 15th.
  • Playalinda – No update on reopening plans at this time.

May 1, 2020

City of Titusville Coronavirus 19 Update as of / 9am

The health and safety of our citizens and Staff is the City's top priority. All City facilities remain closed to the general public. City employees are working to serve our community like always. Staff continues to provide essential services to citizens through the preferred use of technology and telephones. Public Safety, Public Works, and Water Resources departments continue essential services with minimum disruptions. 

The pandemic currently affects over 187 countries, with more than 3,260,964 cases worldwide, including 1,056,466 cases in the United States. There are 285 confirmed COVID-19 cases, and 8 deaths in Brevard County

           City Announces Reopening Plan

The City will begin reopening our facilities by using a phased in approach by dates. These dates are subject to change as conditions warrant. The health and safety of our citizens and Staff remains the City's top priority. The City will take extra precautions during our reopening including issuing antibacterial/antimicrobial washable masks to all of our employees. There will be physical distancing measures in place along with extra disinfecting cleaning for touch points.

On May 6th - City Hall will reopen to the public by appointment only. Masks will be issued for public entry. All other facilities will remain closed to the public.
On May 11th – Our employees that have been working remote will return to working live. Vulnerable employees will remain on administrative leave until the State goes to reopening phase 2.
On May 18th – City Hall and all City facilities will reopen to the public.
On May 26 – Community Redevelopment Agency and Regular City Council meetings.

Governor DeSantis issued Executive Order 20-112 which outlines Phase 1 of the safe, smart, step-by-step plan to reopen our State. Here is the link to view EO 20-112: https://www.flgov.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/EO-20-112.pdf

Phase 1 will begin on Monday, May 4 and includes:

  • Schools remain distance learning.
  • Visits to senior living facilities are prohibited.
  • Elective surgeries can resume.
  • Restaurants may offer outdoor seating with 6-foot spacing 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 hairdressers
  • 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 group of more than 10 people in circumstances that do not readily allow for physical distancing.
  • Face masks are recommended for all those in face-to-face interactions and where you can't social distance. 
  Executive Orders 20-87 and 20-91 are extended until May 4.  
  • Executive Order 20-87: Vacation rentals, including rental of any house, condominium, cooperative, or dwelling unit that is also transient public lodging establishment, are prohibited from making new reservations or bookings and shall not accept new guests for 14 days.
  • Executive Order 20-91: Limit movements and personal interactions outside the home to only those necessary and essential activities. Per the EO, senior citizens and individuals with a significant underlying medical condition (such as chronic lung disease, moderate-to-severe asthma, serious heart conditions, immunocompromised status, cancer, diabetes, severe obesity, renal failure, and liver disease) shall stay at home and take all measures to limit the risk of exposure to COVID-19. Essential services or essential activities are designated by EO 20-89 and DHS Essential Critical Infrastructure Workforce (v2); these are included in the Executive Order.
Indian River County will begin allowing curbside pickup of library books on Friday, May 1. Beach access points have reopened, and beaches are open to the public from sunrise to sunset, for limited recreational activities.
Orange County curfew remains in effect until further notice.
Osceola County curfew will end on Monday, May 4.
Seminole County issued a social distancing order for reopening.
Volusia County announced it is opening a limited amount of additional off-beach parking and providing public access to library computers by appointment.

For information from the Florida Department of Health state wide daily report can be found at this link: https://floridadisaster.org/globalassets/covid19/dailies/covid-19-data---daily-report-2020-04-30-0953.pdf

For information from the Florida Department of Health specific county daily report can be found at this link: https://floridahealthcovid19.gov/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/FL_County.pdf  


April 2, 2020

Titusville Mayor Walt Johnson's Third Open Letter to Citizens


April 30, 2020

City of Titusville Coronavirus 19 Update as of / 9am

The health and safety of our citizens and Staff is the City's top priority. All City facilities remain closed to the general public. City employees are working to serve our community like always. Staff continues to provide essential services to citizens through the preferred use of technology and telephones. Public Safety, Public Works, and Water Resources departments continue essential services with minimum disruptions. 

The pandemic currently affects over 185 countries, with more than 3,187,919 cases worldwide, including 1,036,652 cases in the United States. There are 270 confirmed COVID-19 cases, and 8 deaths in Brevard County.

For information from the Florida Department of Health state wide daily report can be found at this link: https://floridadisaster.org/globalassets/covid19/dailies/covid-19-data---daily-report-2020-04-29-0955.pdf

For information from the Florida Department of Health specific county daily report can be found at this link: https://floridahealthcovid19.gov/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/FL_County.pdf

Governor DeSantis announced the Safe, Smart, Step-By-Step Plan to Reopen Florida.

The plan includes 5 goals:

  • Protect the vulnerable
  • Increase testing
  •  Promote social distancing
  • Support hospital capacity and health care workers
  • Prevent introduction of virus from outside the state
Phase 1 will begin on Monday, May 4 and includes:
  • Schools remain distance learning.
  • Visits to senior living facilities are prohibited.
  • Elective surgeries can resume.
  • Restaurants may offer outdoor seating with 6-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 group of more than 10 people in circumstances that do not readily allow for physical distancing.
  • Face masks are recommended for all those in face-to-face interactions and where you can't social distance.
Key metrics for next steps:
  • The state maintains the health benchmarks of the Step-By-Step Plan
  • Maintaining hospital bed capacity
  • Monitoring COVID-19 test positivity rate
Health First has adopted a universal masking policy, which requires all who come through their doors to wear face masks until further notice.

Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association reopening guidelines can be viewed here: https://frla.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/FRLA-Reopening-Guidance-COVID-19-FINAL.pdf

JetBlue Airways will require passengers to wear face masks or other face coverings beginning May 4.

Rumor: The County plans to block the roadways into Brevard County on May 27th for the return to human spaceflight rocket launch.
Reality: There are no plans to block the roads into Brevard County on May 27 for the return to human spaceflight.

Florida guiding principles for re-opening

April 29, 2020

City of Titusville Coronavirus 19 Update as of / 9am

The health and safety of our citizens and Staff is the City's top priority. All City facilities remain closed to the general public. City employees are working to serve our community like always. Staff continues to provide essential services to citizens through the preferred use of technology and telephones. Public Safety, Public Works, and Water Resources departments continue essential services with minimum disruptions. 

The pandemic currently affects over 185 countries, with more than 3,098,391 cases worldwide, including 1,008,066 cases in the United States. There are 268 confirmed COVID-19 cases, and 8 deaths in Brevard County.

OMNI Healthcare will be opening a third test site in Merritt Island tomorrow (30 Apr) at 1pm. Make appointments by calling (321) 802-5515 or email covid@omnihealthcare.com

Senior Resource Alliance Home Energy Assistance Program for the elderly (EHEAP) – Assists eligible seniors with their home energy bill when an energy crisis exists. To qualify for assistance, applicants must be age 60 or older, meet income requirements and actively experiencing a home energy crisis, such as delinquent or past due payments. For more information, 1-800-96-ELDER or visit http://www.seniorresourcealliance.org/

For information from the Florida Department of Health specific county daily report can be found at this link: https://floridahealthcovid19.gov/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/FL_County.pdf

President Trump signed H.R. 266 – Paycheck Protection Program and Health Care Enhancement Act: the legislation provides $310 billion in additional funding for the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), $60 billion more for the Small Business Administration's (SBA) Disaster Loan Program, $75 billion in funding for hospitals and healthcare providers, and $25 billion to support our nation's testing efforts.


April 28, 2020

City of Titusville Coronavirus 19 Update as of / 9am

The health and safety of our citizens and Staff is the City's top priority. All City facilities remain closed to the general public. City employees are working to serve our community like always. Staff continues to provide essential services to citizens through the preferred use of technology and telephones. Public Safety, Public Works, and Water Resources departments continue essential services with minimum disruptions. 

Cleaner & Disinfectants cautions The pandemic currently affects over 185 countries, with more than 3,029,452 cases worldwide, including 983,848 cases in the United States. There are 266 confirmed COVID-19 cases, and 8 deaths in Brevard County.

The CDC has provided tips for coping with stress during COVID-19, visit https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/daily-life-coping/index.html

For information from the Florida Department of Health state wide daily report can be found at this link: https://floridadisaster.org/globalassets/covid19/dailies/covid-19-data---daily-report-2020-04-27-0949.pdf

For information from the Florida Department of Health specific county daily report can be found at this link: https://floridahealthcovid19.gov/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/FL_County.pdf

The City of Titusville is following the Governor of Florida Executive Order 20-69 "Emergency Management – COVID -19 Local Government Public Meetings" and the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention guidelines for social distancing of crowds or congregations of 10 or more people ensuring, at a minimum, a 6-foot distance between any group of people. Temporary meeting rules have been established for the upcoming Regular City Council Meeting scheduled for Tuesday April 28th at 6:30 p.m. Citizens may view the meeting through the City's website livestream YouTube video: https://www.youtube.com/user/CityOfTitusville/videos. The link for the April 28th Regular City Council Meeting agenda is: https://www.titusville.com/Agendas.asp?AMID=2915

The rules will be published in the lobby of city hall, the city website, as well as our social media sites.

The rules include:

  1. Only one member of the public will be allowed in the Council Chambers at a time to speak.
  2. Seating for those members of the public wishing to speak in the Council Chambers will be provided within City Hall in accordance with policies from federal, state and local health officials for social distancing and group gatherings. A closed circuit television will be set up in the lobby to view the Council meeting live.
  3. Individual speakers shall enter the Council Chambers when directed to do so and shall be heard in accordance with the City's policies for public participation.
  4. No tripods, easels, props, or other demonstration aides shall be permitted within the Council Chambers. Speakers are permitted to have a sign with them during their designated speaking time provided that the sign is held by the speaker and is to be removed at the conclusion for their speaking time.
  5. Speakers who appear in person will be subject to screen for symptoms of COVID-19 and any persons exhibiting any symptoms of COVID-19 will not be permitted to enter City Hall.
  6. As an additional method for public participation the public may submit written comments via email to city.agenda@titusville.com or by regular mail to: City Council at City Hall 555 S. Washington Ave Titusville Fl 32796. All comments must be received not later than 5 pm on Tuesday April 28th . All comments will be disseminated to the City Council members and made a part of the public record prior to any action being taken by City Council.

Rumor: Ozone therapy is a cure for COVID-19.
Reality: Ozone therapy does not cure COVID-19.
Rumor: Over the counter at-home COVID-19 antibody tests are valid
Reality: Over the counter at-home COVID-19 antibody tests are not scientifically proven to be valid.  


April 27, 2020

City of Titusville Coronavirus 19 Update as of / 9am

The health and safety of our citizens and Staff is the City's top priority. All City facilities remain closed to the general public. City employees are working to serve our community like always. Staff continues to provide essential services to citizens through the preferred use of technology and telephones. Public Safety, Public Works, and Water Resources departments continue essential services with minimum disruptions. The pandemic currently affects over 185 countries, with more than 2,962,915 cases worldwide, including 961,969 cases in the United States. There are 252 confirmed #COVID19 cases, and 8 deaths in Brevard County.

For information from the Florida Department of Health state wide daily report can be found at this link: https://floridadisaster.org/.../covid-19-data---daily-report-... For information from the Florida Department of Health specific county daily report can be found at this link: https://s33330.pcdn.co/wp-content/uploads/.../04/FL_County.pdf The regional testing site at the Orange County Convention Center will administer up to 750 tests per day to individuals with respiratory symptoms or preexisting conditions, regardless of age. It is free of charge and no appointment is necessary.

Florida Department of Health in Brevard will offer free COVID-19 testing to anyone who is symptomatic. Call 321-454-7141 for an appointment.

Update on Parrish Healthcare COVID-19 testing: Parrish Healthcare, in collaboration with OMNI Healthcare, set to open North Brevard's first COVID-19 drive-thru test collection site at its Parrish Health & Fitness Center located at 2210 Cheney Highway (Hwy. 50), Titusville, FL 32780. The site opened to public beginning today Monday, April 27, 2020. Testing will be done by appointment only. Pre-registration is required to schedule an appointment.
    For fast and easy pre-registration text "COVID test" to (321) 204-1966, or visit parrishhealthcare.com/COVID19Registration. Individuals who do not have ready access to a mobile device or computer can call the answering service at (321) 268-6139.
    Once registered, you will be given an appointment time to arrive at the Parrish Health & Fitness Center drive-thru location. Insurance information will be requested; however there will be zero out-of-pocket expense for this test.
    Parrish Healthcare providers will administer the test. Once the test is administered it will be processed using the RT-PCR test approved by the FDA. Test results are expected within 48-hours. A Parrish Medical Group physician will review the results with each patient via Telehealth (virtual) services and provide next steps.

Health First is offering drive-up testing for first responders; call 321-434-3131 for appointment. Must show identification and credentials.

Governor DeSantis has directed Surgeon General Dr. Scott Rivkees on an emergency temporary basis to allow licensed pharmacists in Florida to order and administer COVID-19 tests in an effort to increase testing.

OSHA released guidance on Preparing Workplaces for COVID-19. The Guidance can be found at https://www.osha.gov/Publications/OSHA3990.pdf and a work place poster at https://www.osha.gov/Publications/OSHA3994.pdf

The City of Titusville is following the Governor of Florida Executive Order 20-69 "Emergency Management – COVID -19 Local Government Public Meetings" and the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention guidelines for social distancing of crowds or congregations of 10 or more people ensuring, at a minimum, a 6-foot distance between any group of people.

Temporary meeting rules have been established for the upcoming Regular City Council Meeting scheduled for Tuesday April 28th at 6:30 p.m. Citizens may view the meeting through the City's website livestream YouTube video: https://www.youtube.com/user/CityOfTitusville/videos. The link for the April 28th Regular City Council Meeting agenda is: https://www.titusville.com/Agendas.asp?AMID=2915

The rules will be published in the lobby of city hall, the city website, as well as our social media sites.

The rules include:

  1. Only one member of the public will be allowed in the Council Chambers at a time to speak.
  2. Seating for those members of the public wishing to speak in the Council Chambers will be provided within City Hall in accordance with policies from federal, state and local health officials for social distancing and group gatherings. A closed circuit television will be set up in the lobby to view the Council meeting live.
  3. Individual speakers shall enter the Council Chambers when directed to do so and shall be heard in accordance with the City's policies for public participation.
  4. No tripods, easels, props, or other demonstration aides shall be permitted within the Council Chambers. Speakers are permitted to have a sign with them during their designated speaking time provided that the sign is held by the speaker and is to be removed at the conclusion for their speaking time.
  5. Speakers who appear in person will be subject to screen for symptoms of COVID-19 and any persons exhibiting any symptoms of COVID-19 will not be permitted to enter City Hall.
  6. As an additional method for public participation the public may submit written comments via email to city.agenda@titusville.com or by regular mail to: City Council at City Hall 555 S. Washington Ave Titusville Fl 32796. All comments must be received not later than 5 pm on Tuesday April 28th . All comments will be disseminated to the City Council members and made a part of the public record prior to any action being taken by City Council.

Rumor: Drinking or injecting bleach, rubbing alcohol, or other disinfectants is a treatment or cure for COVID-19.
Reality: Drinking or injecting bleach, rubbing alcohol, or other disinfectants is not a treatment or cure for COVID-19.

Caution: The IRS warns taxpayers to be aware of scammers who:

  • Use words such as "stimulus check" or "stimulus payment" instead of the official term, "economic impact payment"
  • Ask you to "sign up" for your economic impact payment check
  • Contact you by phone, email, text, or social media for verification of personal and/or banking information to receive or speed up your economic impact payment

April 24, 2020

City of Titusville Coronavirus 19 Update as of / 9am

The health and safety of our citizens and Staff is the City's top priority. All City facilities remain closed to the general public. City employees are working to serve our community like always. Staff continues to provide essential services to citizens through the preferred use of technology and telephones. Public Safety, Public Works, and Water Resources departments continue essential services with minimum disruptions.

The pandemic currently affects over 185 countries, with more than 2,682,225 cases worldwide, including 856,209 cases in the United States. There are 235 confirmed #COVID19 cases, and 8 deaths in Brevard County.

Brevard County Public Schools will not be distributing meals on Friday April 24th . Meal distribution will resume on Monday April 27th.

Update on Parrish Healthcare Care Partners and First Responder testing: Parrish Healthcare, in collaboration with OMNI Healthcare, will open North Brevard's first COVID-19 drive-thru test collection site at Parrish Health & Fitness Center located at 2210 Cheney Highway (Hwy. 50), Titusville, FL 32780. Priority appointments are being scheduled for care partners and first responders Thursday, April 23 and Friday, April 24. The site will not be open to the public on Thursday or Friday. You must pre-register to schedule an appointment. You will be asked to provide insurance information; however no copay will be collected. Care partners and first responders will experience zero our-of-pocket expense for this test. To pre-register call (321) 204-1966 or (321) 268-6139. You can also register online at parrishhealthcare.com/COVID19Registration.

Once registered, you will be given an appointment time to arrive at the Parrish Health & Fitness Center drive-thru location. Parrish Healthcare providers will administer the test. Once the test is administered it will be processed using the RT-PCR test approved by the FDA. Test results are expected within 48-hours. A Parrish Medical Group physician will review the results with each patient via Telehealth (virtual) services and provide next steps.

The City of Titusville is following the Governor of Florida Executive Order 20-69 "Emergency Management – COVID -19 Local Government Public Meetings" and the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention guidelines for social distancing of crowds or congregations of 10 or more people ensuring, at a minimum, a 6-foot distance between any group of people. Temporary meeting rules have been established for the upcoming Regular City Council Meeting scheduled for Tuesday April 28th at 6:30 p.m. Citizens may view the meeting through the City's website livestream YouTube video: https://www.youtube.com/user/CityOfTitusville/videos. The link for the April 28th Regular City Council Meeting agenda is: https://www.titusville.com/Agendas.asp?AMID=2915

The rules will be published in the lobby of city hall, the city website, as well as our social media sites.

The rules include:

  1. Only one member of the public will be allowed in the Council Chambers at a time to speak.
  2. Seating for those members of the public wishing to speak in the Council Chambers will be provided within City Hall in accordance with policies from federal, state and local health officials for social distancing and group gatherings. A closed circuit television will be set up in the lobby to view the Council meeting live.
  3. Individual speakers shall enter the Council Chambers when directed to do so and shall be heard in accordance with the City's policies for public participation.
  4. No tripods, easels, props, or other demonstration aides shall be permitted within the Council Chambers. Speakers are permitted to have a sign with them during their designated speaking time provided that the sign is held by the speaker and is to be removed at the conclusion for their speaking time.
  5. Speakers who appear in person will be subject to screen for symptoms of COVID-19 and any persons exhibiting any symptoms of COVID-19 will not be permitted to enter City Hall.
  6. As an additional method for public participation the public may submit written comments via email to city.agenda@titusville.com or by regular mail to: City Council at City Hall 555 S. Washington Ave Titusville Fl 32796. All comments must be received not later than 5 pm on Tuesday April 28th. All comments will be disseminated to the City Council members and made a part of the public record prior to any action being taken by City Council.
Governor DeSantis is expected to announce plans to return Florida back to work today April 24th at the 2pm press conference.

For information from the Florida Department of Health daily report can be found at this link: https://floridadisaster.org/.../covid-19-data---daily-report-...

Rumor: A website posted an article yesterday incorrectly claiming that the City of Melbourne is defying the Governor's Executive Order regarding essential businesses and activities.
Reality: Unless extended or rescinded, the entire state remains under the Governor's Executive Order 20-91 through April 30, 2020. The City of Melbourne nor any City in Florida does not have the authority to supersede the order or to add essential businesses on its own.


April 23, 2020

City of Titusville Coronavirus 19 Update as of / 9am

The health and safety of our citizens and Staff is the City's top priority. All City facilities remain closed to the general public. City employees are working to serve our community like always. Staff continues to provide essential services to citizens through the preferred use of technology and telephones. Public Safety, Public Works, and Water Resources departments continue essential services with minimum disruptions.

The pandemic currently affects over 185 countries, with more than 2,623,231 cases worldwide, including 842,319 cases in the United States. There are 225 confirmed #COVID19 cases, and 7 deaths in Brevard County.

Parrish Healthcare, in collaboration with OMNI Healthcare, will open North Brevard's first COVID-19 drive-thru test collection site at Parrish Health & Fitness Center located at 2210 Cheney Highway (Hwy. 50), Titusville, FL 32780. Priority appointments are being scheduled for care partners and first responders Thursday, April 23 and Friday, April 24. The site will not be open to the public on Thursday or Friday. You must pre-register to schedule an appointment. As this is an elective test, you will be required to provide your insurance information. If you prefer to self-pay the cost is $50. To pre-register call (321) 268-6139. Once registered, you will be given an appointment time to arrive at the Parrish Health & Fitness Center drive-thru location. Parrish Healthcare providers will administer the test. Once the test is administered it will be processed using the RT-PCR test approved by the FDA. Test results are expected within 48-hours. A Parrish Medical Group physician will review the results with each patient via Telehealth (virtual) services and provide next steps.
WEBMASTER'S NOTE: SEE ALSO: Parrish Medical Center's April 23 announcement at: https://nbbd.com/parrishmedical/

Career Source Brevard is offering workshops for workers and employers. For information about these virtual workshops go to this link:
https://careersourcebrevard.com/news/covid-19

For information on food pantry locations and how to access help, utilize the United Way of Brevard's COVID-19 Community Resource guide by clicking here:
https://online.uwbrevard.org/.../685/-19-COVIDCommunity-Resou...
It is recommended that you call ahead to verify availability.

Brevard County Public Schools: There will be no meal service at Brevard Schools on Friday, April 24.

For information from the Florida Department of Health daily report can be found at this link:
https://floridadisaster.org/.../covid-19-data---daily-report


April 22, 2020

City of Titusville Coronavirus 19 Update as of / 9am

The health and safety of our citizens and Staff is the City's top priority. All City facilities remain closed to the general public. City employees are working to serve our community like always. Staff continues to provide essential services to citizens through the preferred use of technology and telephones. Public Safety, Public Works, and Water Resources departments continue essential services with minimum disruptions. 

The pandemic currently affects over 185 countries, with more than 2,560,504 cases worldwide, including 820,104 cases in the United States. There are 224 confirmed COVID-19 cases, and 7 deaths in Brevard County.

Brevard County COVID-13 Heat Map
Here is the latest "heat map" showing where the locations of confirmed cases have occurred:

  Cocoa Beach and Satellite Beach have eased beach restrictions while continuing to encourage social distancing and not congregating in groups greater than five people. Sunbathing is now permitted. Beach public parking remain closed.

Team Rubicon and Brevard County's Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster have been instrumental in Brevard County's response to COVID-19 pandemic. These groups along with Emergency Management have received and distributed food to existing and pop-up food pantries as well as supplies to various agencies and facilities.

  • Team Rubicon is an organization with a volunteer base of military veterans and first responders. Its Neighbors Helping Neighbors initiative entails rapid emergency response during disasters and humanitarian crises in the United States and around the world.
  • Brevard County's VOAD consists of volunteer organizations that assist in response and recovery from disasters. VOAD is composed mostly of faith-based, nonprofit agencies like the Salvation Army, Baptist Disaster Relief, Florida United Methodist Disaster Response and local churches.
For information on food pantry locations and how to access help, utilize the United Way of Brevard's COVID-19 Community Resource guide. It is recommended that you call ahead to verify availability. Here is the link to United Way: https://online.uwbrevard.org/servlet/eAndar.article/685/-19-COVIDCommunity-Resources

Brevard County Farmers Market is open Thursdays from 3 pm to 6 pm. The market is operating on a pre-order basis through their individual vendors. Links to each of the vendors can be found at: https://www.facebook.com/brevardcountyfarmersmarket/

When SNAP/EBT is used, they will double the amount purchased. The amount purchased will be given in the form of orange tokens, and can be used with most all of the vendors. The matching dollars will be given in the form of green tokens and can only be used for fresh produce or plants that produce fruits, veggies, or herbs. There is currently no limit on the match and tokens do not expire.

The City of Titusville is following the Governor of Florida Executive Order 20-69 "Emergency Management – COVID-19 Local Government Public Meetings" and the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention guidelines for social distancing of crowds or congregations of 10 or more people ensuring, at a minimum, a 6-foot distance between any group of people. Temporary meeting rules have been established for the upcoming Regular City Council Meeting scheduled for Tuesday April 28th at 6:30 p.m. Citizens may view the meeting through the City's website livestream YouTube video: https://www.youtube.com/user/CityOfTitusville/videos

The rules will be published in the lobby of city hall, the city website, as well as our social media sites.

The rules include:  

  1. Only one member of the public will be allowed in the Council Chambers at a time to speak.
  2. Seating for those members of the public wishing to speak in the Council Chambers will be provided within City Hall in accordance with policies from federal, state and local health officials for social distancing and group gatherings. A closed circuit television will be set up in the lobby to view the Council meeting live.
  3. Individual speakers shall enter the Council Chambers when directed to do so and shall be heard in accordance with the City's policies for public participation.
  4. No tripods, easels, props, or other demonstration aides shall be permitted within the Council Chambers. Speakers are permitted to have a sign with them during their designated speaking time provided that the sign is held by the speaker and is to be removed at the conclusion for their speaking time.
  5. Speakers who appear in person will be subject to screen for symptoms of COVID-19 and any persons exhibiting any symptoms of COVID-19 will not be permitted to enter City Hall.
  6. As an additional method for public participation the public may submit written comments via email to city.agenda@titusville.com or by regular mail to: City Council at City Hall 555 S. Washington Ave Titusville Fl 32796. All comments must be received not later than 5 pm on Tuesday April 28th . All comments will be disseminated to the City Council members and made a part of the public record prior to any action being taken by City Council.
For information from the Florida Department of Health daily report can be found at this link:
https://floridadisaster.org/globalassets/covid19/dailies/covid-19-data---daily-report-2020-04-21-0949.pdf .

Rumor: Antibody testing signifies complete immunity or that there is no longer a need to social distance.
Reality: Antibody testing does not signify complete immunity or that there is no longer a need to social distance.  


April 21, 2020

City of Titusville Coronavirus 19 Update as of / 8:38am

The health and safety of our citizens and Staff is the City's top priority. All City facilities remain closed to the general public. City employees are working to serve our community like always. Staff continues to provide essential services to citizens through the preferred use of technology and telephones. Public Safety, Public Works, and Water Resources departments continue essential services with minimum disruptions.

The pandemic currently affects over 185 countries, with more than 2,463,357 cases worldwide, including 778,176 cases in the United States. There are 218 confirmed COVID-19 cases, and 7 deaths in Brevard County.

The City of Titusville is following the Governor of Florida Executive Order 20-69 "Emergency Management – COVID -19 Local Government Public Meetings" and the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention guidelines for social distancing of crowds or congregations of 10 or more people ensuring, at a minimum, a 6-foot distance between any group of people. Temporary meeting rules have been established for the upcoming Regular City Council Meeting scheduled for Tuesday April 28th at 6:30 p.m. Citizens may view the meeting through the City's website livestream YouTube video: https://www.youtube.com/user/CityOfTitusville/videos

The rules will be published in the lobby of city hall, the city website, as well as our social media sites.

The rules include:

  1. Only one member of the public will be allowed in the Council Chambers at a time to speak.
  2. 2Seating for those members of the public wishing to speak in the Council Chambers will be provided within City Hall in accordance with policies from federal, state and local health officials for social distancing and group gatherings. A closed circuit television will be set up in the lobby to view the Council meeting live.
  3. Individual speakers shall enter the Council Chambers when directed to do so and shall be heard in accordance with the City's policies for public participation.
  4. No tripods, easels, props, or other demonstration aides shall be permitted within the Council Chambers. Speakers are permitted to have a sign with them during their designated speaking time provided that the sign is held by the speaker and is to be removed at the conclusion for their speaking time.
  5. Speakers who appear in person will be subject to screen for symptoms of COVID-19 and any persons exhibiting any symptoms of COVID-19 will not be permitted to enter City Hall.
  6. As an additional method for public participation the public may submit written comments via email to city.agenda@titusville.com or by regular mail to: City Council at City Hall 555 S. Washington Ave Titusville Fl 32796. All comments must be received not later than 5 pm on Tuesday April 28th . All comments will be disseminated to the City Council members and made a part of the public record prior to any action being taken by City Council.
  The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services issued new guidance to nursing homes - requiring them to report COVID-19 cases/deaths directly to the CDC and inform residents and their families when cases occur within their facilities.

The CDC published new forecasts of COVID-19 deaths at national and state levels, drawing from models from Los Alamos National Lab, IHME, and Columbia University based on different ranges of social distancing:
 https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/covid-data/forecasting-us.html?CDC_AA_refVal=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.cdc.gov%2Fcoronavirus%2F2019-ncov%2Fcovid-data%2FCOVID-19-forecast.html

President Trump announced plans to use the Defense Production Act to help with the production of swabs needed for COVID-19 testing. The President stated that two plants will produce 20 million swabs per month.

For information on food pantry locations and how to access help, utilize the United Way of Brevard's COVID-19 Community Resource guide by clicking here: https://online.uwbrevard.org/servlet/eAndar.article/685/-19-COVIDCommunity-Resources.
It is recommended that you call ahead to verify availability.

Florida Department of Education's Office of Early Learning has prioritized and increased access to child care services for first responders and health care professionals. First responders and health care workers needing help finding a child care provider should contact their local early learning coalition for assistance. Click here to find a map of Early Learning Providers throughout the state: http://www.floridaearlylearning.com/

The Florida Department of Health's Division of Disease Control and Health Protection COVID-19 Data and Surveillance Dashboard link:
https://experience.arcgis.com/experience/96dd742462124fa0b38ddedb9b25e429 .

For information from the Florida Department of Health daily report can be found at this link:
https://floridadisaster.org/globalassets/covid19/dailies/covid-19-data---daily-report-2020-04-19-1644.pdf .

The Governor's Executive Committee of the Re-Open Florida Task Force convened today. Task Force working groups are made up of the industries in the chart below and grouped by Low, Medium and High Risk. Risk refers to the potential risk by sector of job loss.

LOW
Healthcare
Agriculture
Management
Government
Professional Services
Finance and Insurance
MEDIUM
Utilities
Education
Administration
Wholesale Trade
Manufacturing
Mining
HIGH
Accommodation and food (tourism)
Recreation and Sports
Retail
Real Estate
Construction
Transportation

April 20, 2020

City of Titusville Coronavirus 19 Update as of / 0900

The health and safety of our citizens and Staff is the City's top priority. All City facilities remain closed to the general public. City employees are working to serve our community like always. Staff continues to provide essential services to citizens through the preferred use of technology and telephones. Public Safety, Public Works, and Water Resources departments continue essential services with minimum disruptions. 

The pandemic currently affects over 185 countries, with more than 2,394,291 cases worldwide, including 755,533 cases in the United States. There are 215 confirmed COVID-19 cases, and 7 deaths in Brevard County.

The City of Titusville is following the Governor of Florida Executive Order 20-69 "Emergency Management – COVID -19 Local Government Public Meetings" and the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention guidelines for social distancing of crowds or congregations of 10 or more people ensuring, at a minimum, a 6-foot distance between any group of people. Temporary meeting rules have been established for the upcoming Regular City Council Meeting scheduled for Tuesday April 28th at 6:30 p.m. Citizens may view the meeting through the City's website livestream YouTube video: https://www.youtube.com/user/CityOfTitusville/videos

The rules will be published in the lobby of city hall, the city website, as well as our social media sites. The rules include:  

  1. Only one member of the public will be allowed in the Council Chambers at a time to speak.
  2. Seating for those members of the public wishing to speak in the Council Chambers will be provided within City Hall in accordance with policies from federal, state and local health officials for social distancing and group gatherings. A closed circuit television will be set up in the lobby to view the Council meeting live.
  3. Individual speakers shall enter the Council Chambers when directed to do so and shall be heard in accordance with the City's policies for public participation.
  4. No tripods, easels, props, or other demonstration aides shall be permitted within the Council Chambers. Speakers are permitted to have a sign with them during their designated speaking time provided that the sign is held by the speaker and is to be removed at the conclusion for their speaking time.
  5. Speakers who appear in person will be subject to screen for symptoms of COVID-19 and any persons exhibiting any symptoms of COVID-19 will not be permitted to enter City Hall.
  6. As an additional method for public participation the public may submit written comments via email to city.agenda@titusville.com or by regular mail to: City Council at City Hall 555 S. Washington Ave Titusville Fl 32796. All comments will be disseminated to the City Council members and made a part of the public record prior to any action being taken by City Council.
Supervisor of Elections: Qualifying for judicial candidates begins today at noon Monday, April 20 through noon Friday, April 24. Although Supervisor of Elections offices are closed to the public, qualifying Community Report paperwork can be dropped off at the Viera office utilizing the drop box in front, or call 321-633-2166 to make an appointment.

Governor DeSantis has announced that public schools will remain closed; distance learning will continue for the remainder of the 2019-20 school year. Brevard Public Schools has announced back-up dates for its high school graduation ceremonies, should State officials extend the rules on social distancing and large gatherings beyond the current April 30 deadline. In the event COVID-19 restrictions are lifted, BPS will proceed with on-time graduation ceremonies in late May. Should restrictions continue through May, BPS will hold graduation ceremonies during the week of June 22. If restrictions continue through June, BPS will hold graduation ceremonies during the week of July 20.

Governor DeSantis announced he will form a taskforce to help with the resurgence and reopening of Florida after COVID-19. The task force will recommend the most prudent way to safely re-open Florida's economy in a phased approach. The task force will also place a significant emphasis on small businesses.

Floridians can text "FLCOVID19" to 888-777 to receive the latest updates on Florida's fight against COVID-19.

Rumor: The Florida Department of Health is sending out text messages telling people they need to be tested for COVID-19.
Reality: The Florida Department of Health does not send text messages telling people they need to be tested for COVID-19.

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) released version 3.0 of the Essential Critical Infrastructure Workers guidance to help state and local jurisdictions and the private sector identify and manage their essential workforce while responding to COVID-19. CISA's original guidance was released on March 19, 2020 and version 2.0 was subsequently released on March 28, 2020 (see attachment). This revision more fully describes who is considered critical infrastructure workers.

To report suspected fraud, waste, or abuse, call 1-844-30-0433 or go to: http://centralfloridacares.org/


April 17, 2019

City of Titusville Coronavirus 19 Update as of / 9am

The health and safety of our citizens and Staff is the City's top priority. All City facilities remain closed to the general public. City employees are working to serve our community like always. Staff continues to provide essential services to citizens through the preferred use of technology and telephones. Public Safety, Public Works, and Water Resources departments continue essential services with minimum disruptions. 

There are 192 confirmed COVID-19 cases, and 6 deaths in Brevard County. The pandemic currently affects over 185 countries, with more than 2,151,199 cases worldwide, including 667,225 cases in the United States.

Initial phases of faith-based "pop-up" food pantries distribution and operations started today; approximately 25,000 pounds of food were delivered to three sites, and served over 215 families. North Brevard site is scheduled for operations tomorrow.

United Way of Brevard's COVID-19 Community Resource guide, including food pantry locations, and how to access help. It is recommended that you call ahead to verify availability. Here's the link.

A self-certification form was approved by the BOCC and Policy Group today, enabling domestic violence survivors and others with a legitimate need to shelter in Brevard County lodging to do so for medical, personal, or business purposes. The Non-Congregate Sheltering Framework was approved by the Brevard County EOC Policy Group.

Governor DeSantis issued Executive Order 20-104: Unemployment's biweekly reporting of "actively seeking work" requirement has been suspended temporarily.

Governor DeSantis announced he will form a taskforce to help with the resurgence and reopening of Florida after COVID-19. The task force will recommend the most prudent way to safely re-open Florida's economy in a phased-in approach. The task force will also place a significant emphasis on small businesses.

The latest April 2020 edition of Titusville Talking Points is available HERE


April 16, 2020

Titusville City Manager's Update / 11am

The health and safety of our citizens and Staff is the City's top priority. All City facilities remain closed to the general public. City employees are working to serve our community like always. Staff continues to provide essential services to citizens through the preferred use of technology and telephones. Public Safety, Public Works, and Water Resources departments continue essential services with minimum disruptions.

There are 173 confirmed #COVID19 cases, and 6 deaths in Brevard County. The pandemic currently affects over 185 countries, with more than 2,049,888 cases worldwide, including 634,975 cases in the United States.

Brevard County Parks & Recreation are closing all playgrounds until further notice. Parks and trails remain open.

Publix announced extra shopping hours for first responders and hospital staff: Thursday evenings, 8 – 9 pm, and Friday mornings, 7 – 8 am. This change in hours will begin April 16. Publix Pharmacy will also be open during these times.

Patrick Air Force Base Personnel entering Patrick Air Force Base or Cape Canaveral Air Force Station are not required to have face coverings. Security Forces at Patrick Air Force Base and Cape Canaveral Air Force Station entry control points will scan, but limit touching of all identification cards. Face coverings are required in certain locations. Examples include the Medical Group, Commissary, Base Exchange, as well as any other locations where you can't maintain a six-foot separation.

Governor DeSantis announced Floridians can text "FLCOVID19" to 888-777 to receive the latest updates on Florida's fight against COVID-19. 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 COVID-19@flhealth.gov

Rumor: The IRS will call to request any personal or financial information for you to receive an economic impact payment.
Reality: The IRS will not call to request any personal or financial information for you to receive an economic impact payment.

Rumor: A good method to clean face masks is to microwave them.
Reality: Manufactures do not recommend microwaving face masks as a method of cleaning. Face masks could catch fire if microwaved.


April 15, 2020 — All Playgrounds are closed.
Brevard County Parks & Recreation Department: Abiding by CDC guidelines, all Brevard County Parks and Recreation Department playgrounds are closed until further notice to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. Parks and trails remain open.
April 15, 2020

Titusville City Manager's Update / 9am

The health and safety of our citizens and Staff is the City's top priority. All City facilities remain closed to the general public. City employees are working to serve our community like always. Staff continues to provide essential services to citizens through the preferred use of technology and telephones. Public Safety, Public Works, and Water Resources departments continue essential services with minimum disruptions.

As of April 14th at 6 p.m. there are 163 reported cases of COVID-19 and 6 deaths in Brevard County. The pandemic currently affects over 185 countries, with more than 1,912,923 cases worldwide, including 577,842 cases in the United States.

The pandemic currently affects over 185 countries, with more than 1,961,965 cases worldwide, including 594,207 cases in the United States. Florida Dept of Health is now offering free tests only for Priority 2: patients in long-term care with symptoms, those 65 or older with symptoms, those with underlying conditions and symptoms, and first responders with symptoms.

Brevard County Libraries have provided unemployment applications and tax forms outside every library 24 hours a day. In addition, the Cathy Schweinsberg Rood Central Library, the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Library, the Franklin T. DeGroodt Library, the Melbourne Beach Library, the Melbourne Library, the Mims/Scottsmoor Library, the Port St. John Library, the South Mainland Library, the Suntree/Viera Library, the Titusville Library, and the West Melbourne Library all have a table of free books available outside the library from 9 AM to 4:45 PM Monday through Friday.

Florida Department of Children and Families: announced Tallahassee will pilot a program for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) recipients to purchase groceries online with the use of an EBT card this week, and it will go statewide April 21. SNAP participants are automatically eligible to participate in this program and do not need to apply. For more information about the online purchasing pilot, please visit: https://myflfamilies.com/covid19/access.shtml


April 14, 2020

Titusville City Manager's Update / 9am

The health and safety of our citizens and Staff is the City's top priority. All City facilities remain closed to the general public. City employees are working to serve our community like always. Staff continues to provide essential services to citizens through the preferred use of technology and telephones. Public Safety, Public Works, and Water Resources departments continue essential services with minimum disruptions.

As of April 13th at 6 p.m. there are 148 reported cases of #COVID19 and 6 deaths in Brevard County. The pandemic currently affects over 185 countries, with more than 1,912,923 cases worldwide, including 577,842 cases in the United States

FEMA: Certain private non-profit (PNP) organizations are eligible to apply for funding through FEMA's Public Assistance program. For eligibility and additional information, visit the following: FEMA Public Assistance Program and Policy Guide .

The Brevard County Board of County Commissioners adopted a proclamation requesting businesses implement Centers of Disease Control and Prevention social distancing recommendations by implementing these standards as part of their day-to-day operations:

  • All employees and patrons are to practice social distancing by staying at least six feet apart;
  • Group meetings, trainings, and other gatherings are to be limited to 10 persons or less;
  • Occupancy should be limited to no more than 30 percent of the maximum allowable capacity under the fire code for non-residential, non-medical, and non-lodging uses;
  • Business should install appropriate signage, floor markings, or such other means as may be necessary to remind customers and employees of the importance of social distancing at entry and exit points, checkout points, staging areas, etc
United Way of Brevard's COVID-19 Community Resource guide, including food pantry locations, and how to access help. It is recommended that you call ahead to verify availability https://online.uwbrevard.org/servlet/eAndar.article/226/United-Way-of-Brevard.

Rumors and Reality:

  • Rumor: Hotels in Brevard County are all closed.
  • Reality: The hotels remain open but closed to tourists. Exceptions include business travelers who can produce a note from their employer, those who are working in Brevard County, local residents who need to isolate away from a family member with coronavirus.
  • Rumor: Brevard County is a refuge for COVID-19 positive individuals from other areas.
  • Reality: Brevard County is not a refuge for COVID-19 positive cases from other locations.
  • Rumor: Melbourne Beach will begin ID enforcement on May 2nd.
  • Reality: Melbourne Beach will not begin ID enforcement on May 2nd.

  • April 13, 2020

    City of Titusville Coronavirus 19 Update / 8:43am

    The health and safety of our citizens and Staff is the City's top priority. All City facilities remain closed to the general public. City employees are working to serve our community like always. Staff continues to provide essential services to citizens through the preferred use of technology and telephones. Public Safety, Public Works, and Water Resources departments continue essential services with minimum disruptions.

    As of April 12th at 6 p.m. there are 133 reported cases of COVID-19 and 4 deaths in Brevard County. The pandemic currently affects over 185 countries, with more than 1,840,093 cases worldwide, including 550,016 cases in the United States

    CareerSource Brevard: Reemployment Assistance Announcement -- Paper applications are now available online at the state's improved Reemployment Assistance resource page: www.Floridajobsresources.com. Paper applications are also available at all three career centers. Career Centers remain closed, but applications are available near each entrance Monday through Thursday, 9 AM to 6 PM and Friday 8 AM to noon.

    • CareerSource Brevard - Palm Bay: 5275 Babcock Street, NE, Suite 8B, Palm Bay
    • CareerSource Brevard - Rockledge: 295 Barnes Boulevard, Rockledge
    • CareerSource Brevard - Titusville: 3880 S Washington Avenue, Ste. 214, Titusville
    The Governor's Executive Order 20-87: All vacation rentals, rental of any house, condominium, cooperative, or dwelling unit that is also a transient public lodging establishment are prohibited from making new reservations or bookings and shall not accept new guests for check-in; has been extended until April 30th. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued an extension of a No Sail Order for all cruise ships.

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention advises that critical infrastructure workers may be permitted to continue work following potential exposure to COVID-19, provided they remain asymptomatic and additional precautions are implemented to protect them and the community, such as wearing a mask for 14 days, cleaning and disinfecting all surfaces, staying 6 feet away from anyone, and having their temperature taken daily.

    Entry onto Patrick AFB or Cape Canaveral AFS requires a face covering on prior to arriving at the main gate. The only access to PAFB is through the main gate (gate adjacent to Pineda Causeway). Personnel without a face covering will be denied entry.

    CLICK FOR a critical-workers implementing safety practices published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

    CLICK FOR the U.S. Small business Administration rapid intake web application for those small businesses seeking assistance.  


    April 10, 2020

    Titusville City Manager's Update / 11am

    The health and safety of our citizens and Staff is the City's top priority. All City facilities remain closed to the general public. City employees are working to serve our community like always. Staff continues to provide essential services to citizens through the preferred use of technology and telephones. Public Safety, Public Works, and Water Resources departments continue essential services with minimum disruptions.

    As of April 9th at 6 p.m. there are 111 reported cases of #COVID19 and 2 deaths in Brevard County.

    The #coronavirus global pandemic currently affects over 184 countries, with more than 1,587,209 cases worldwide, including 456,828 cases in the United States.

    Brevard County Public Schools has served 62,500 meals; there will no meal distribution on April 10 due to a planned student/teacher holiday. All 27 sites will reopen Monday, April 13, from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

    The Department of Children and Families will waive work requirements for individuals participating in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program and Temporary Assistance for Needy Families program; additional information can be accessed by calling 850-300-4DCF or click on this link: https://www.myflorida.com/accessflorida/

    Department of Defense: Focused on the response for service members, families, and Department of Defense civilians. They are currently focused on new guidance regarding special pay related to the restriction of movement and FAQs for Service members and their families via https://www.militaryonesource.mil/coronavirus and other communications. The Department of Defense is using social media and other means to cross-post resources for Service members and their families. They are extensively transitioning in-person financial counseling to virtual counseling using teleconferencing and other methods. The general DoD page is: https://www.defense.gov/Explore/Spotlight/Coronavirus/

    Department of Education: Focused on addressing student loans, including stopping collections, adjusting interest rates, etc. Resources for student loan borrowers are available at https://studentaid.gov/announcements-events/coronavirus.

    Guidance is rapidly changing, but updates will be available on studentaid.gov and ED.gov.


    April 10, 2020

    MedFast Titusville Providing COVID-19 Testing, Telemedicine Appointments


    April 9, 2020

    Stressed or Depressed?

    Are you feeling stressed or depressed from the #COVID19 outbreak? There are resources available for you.
    You can contact the Disaster Distress Helpline at 1-800-985-5990 or visit https://www.samhsa.gov/disaster-preparedness.


    April 9, 2020

    Titusville City Manager's Update / 9am

    The health and safety of our citizens and Staff is the City's top priority. All City facilities remain closed to the general public. City employees are working to serve our community like always. Staff continues to provide essential services to citizens through the preferred use of technology and telephones. Public Safety, Public Works, and Water Resources departments continue essential services with minimum disruptions.

    As of April 8th at 6 p.m. there are 105 reported cases of #COVID19 and 2 deaths in Brevard County.

    The #coronavirus global pandemic currently affects over 184 countries, with more than 1,504,972 cases worldwide, including 424,945 cases in the United States.

    The Florida Department of Health has set up a "Community Action Survey" to help understand how Florida residents are responding to the COVID-19 pandemic. You may participate in this survey by going to this link: https://www.strongerthanc19.com/start

    As of yesterday (April 7th) Regions Bank is now accepting applications Paycheck Protection Program PPP loans for the current clients. To submit an application for the Paycheck Protection Program PPP loan please follow this link: www.Regions.com/.../small-busines.../paycheck-protection-program

    To check the status or upload additional documents after you have an application ID#, visit: https://LoanStatus.regions.com/cares.

    Brevard County Public Schools has served 48,000 meals; there will be no meal distribution on April 10 due to a planned student/teacher holiday. Brevard families utilizing this service should plan to pick-up their children's meals on April 9.

    The Department of Business and Professional Regulation has updated the dedicated webpage for filing complaints related to compliance with executive orders. To report compliance concerns related to vacation rentals as restricted by Executive Order 20-87 go to: http://www.myfloridalicense.com/DBPR/eo-complaints/ A quick review of the Governor's Executive Order "Safer at Home" order requests that the following take effect immediately:

    • Senior Citizens and individuals with a significant underlying medical condition shall stay at home and take all measures to limit the risk of exposure to COVID-19.
    • All persons in Florida SHALL limit their movements and personal interactions outside their home to only those necessary to obtain or provide essential services or conduct essential activities.
    • Any business that is interacting with customers solely through electronic or telephonic means, and delivering products via mailing, shipping, or delivery services may remain open.

    April 8, 2020

    City of Titusville Coronavirus 19 Update / 9am

    The health and safety of our citizens and Staff is the City's top priority. All City facilities remain closed to the general public. City employees are working to serve our community like always. Staff continues to provide essential services to citizens through the preferred use of technology and telephones. Public Safety, Public Works, and Water Resources departments continue essential services with minimum disruptions.

    As of April 7th at 6 p.m. there are 98 reported cases of COVID-19 and 2 deaths in Brevard County.

    The coronavirus global pandemic currently affects over 184 countries, with more than 1,413,415 cases worldwide, including 386,817 cases in the United States

    A call to businesses in Brevard County, looking for Personal Protection Equipment to be donated for use by hospitals and emergency workers.

    PPE includes:
    Gloves: Must be non-latex for medical use, can be made of nitrile or vinyl, any color, any size except small or extra small, unopened boxes please
    Masks: Disposable surgical or procedure masks with ties or elastic, any color; N95 or KN95 masks any size/manufacturer; *Will also accept home-sewn masks as well for distribution to ALF/nursing home residents
    Goggles or face protection: Clear, either goggles with straps, or eyeglass type; face shields that cover masks‹clear thin plastic
    Gowns: Yellow isolation, non-woven lightweight fabric-disposable; blue barrier, thin blue plastic disposable; will also accept Tyvek bunny suits

    Miscellaneous supplies: hand sanitizer - unopened bottles of any size, fragrance, brand; shoe covers; hair covers; thermometers - electronic oral or any other type; probe covers for thermometers

    If you have PPE you are willing to donate, please ship to warehouse location: 560 Solutions Way, Rockledge, FL. For additional information contact the Brevard County EOC at 321-637-6670 or dial 211.  Please note, we are only looking for PPE from businesses. Individuals who may have items to donate should give to United Way, Meals on Wheels or similar organizations.

    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 COVID-19@flhealth.gov

    The faith based community in our city understands they will not be able to physically gather together for Easter Sunday services. In a great demonstration of solidarity, the Titusville faith community is organizing a demonstration during these difficult times by ringing their church bells in unison 14 times to reflect the 14 stations of the cross this Easter Sunday at 10am. This is a means of bringing our community together during these trying times by having our churches ringing their bells in unison.


    April 7, 2020

    Titusville City Manager's Update / 9am

    The health and safety of our citizens and Staff is the City's top priority. All City facilities remain closed to the ge neral public. City employees are working to serve our community like always. Staff continues to provide essential services to citizens through the preferred use of technology and telephones. Public Safety, Public Works, and Water Resources departments continue essential services with minimum disruptions.

    As of April 6th at 6 p.m. there are 92 reported cases of COVID-19 in Brevard County.

    On Starting Saturday, April 4, Walmart began limiting the number of customers who can be in a store at one time. Stores will now allow no more than five customers for each 1,000 square feet at a given time, roughly 20 percent of a store's capacity. Once a store reaches its capacity, customers will be admitted inside on a "1-out-1-in" basis. Also, Walmart instituted a one-way movement through their aisles next week in a number of their stores, using floor markers and direction from associates. Walmart's goal is to help customers avoid coming into close contact with others as they shop.

    Career Source Brevard Reemployment Assistance Announcement --Paper applications are now available online at the state's improved Reemployment Assistance resource page: www.Floridajobsresources.com

    Paper applications are also available at all three career centers. Career Centers remain closed, but applications are available near each entrance Monday through Thursday, 9 AM to 6 PM and Friday 8 AM to noon

    • CareerSource Brevard - Palm Bay: 5275 Babcock Street, NE, Suite 8B, Palm Bay
    • CareerSource Brevard - Rockledge: 295 Barnes Boulevard, Rockledge
    • CareerSource Brevard - Titusville: 3880 S Washington Avenue, Ste. 214, Titusville
    Brevard County Utility Services is requesting North Brevard/Mims area residents reduce water usage for non-essential activities, such as washing cars and watering grass until further notice. The water is safe to drink. This request is not related to the COVID-19 rather the extreme lack of rain during the past 2 months.

    Titusville Water Resources Department will continue to suspend shutoffs due to non-payment to coincide with the Governor's Executive Order.

    FPL has resources for customers experiencing hardships as a result of COVID-19, additional information: https://www.fpl.com/coronavirus.html?cid=aliasHelp Governor DeSantis signed Executive Order 20-95: The assessment and collection of taxation imposed under Chapter 201, Florida Statues, is suspended for all notes and other written obligations made pursuant to Title I of the CARES Act.

    The Agency for Health Care Administration created new temporary Personal Care Attendant program to give long-term care facilities an avenue to fill staffing shortages. The program provides an 8-hour training of required skills to assist in direct care so that personal care attendants can temporarily perform additional duties.

    Governor DeSantis waived the work search and work registration requirements for individuals requesting Reemployment Assistance benefits. Individuals filing an application in CONNECT, the online Reemployment Assistance application, for benefits from March 15 until May 2, will not be required to complete the work registration in Employ Florida. For additional questions about Reemployment Assistance, For frequently asked questions: http://http://floridajobs.org/docs/default-source/reemployment-assistance-center/ra-covid-19-faqs-eng.pdf

    The Department of Business and Professional Regulation has updated the dedicated webpage for filing complaints related to compliance with executive orders. To report compliance concerns related to vacation rentals as restricted by Executive Order 20-87 go to: http://www.myfloridalicense.com/DBPR/eo-complaints/ A quick review of the "Safer at Home" order requests that the following take effect immediately:

    • Senior Citizens and individuals with a significant underlying medical condition SHALL stay at home and take all measures to limit the risk of exposure to COVID-19.
    • All persons in Florida SHALL limit their movements and personal interactions outside their home to only those necessary to obtain or provide essential services or conduct essential activities.
    • Any business that is interacting with customers solely through electronic or telephonic means, and delivering products via mailing, shipping, or delivery services.
    To view all of the Governor's executive orders issued in 2020 go to: https://www.flgov.com/2020-executive-orders/

    The latest social media rumor is the COVID-19 virus been detected in drinking-water supplies. Brevard County EOC confirms that COVID-19 has not been detected in drinking water supplies and that all water utilities continue to provide safe drinking water.


    April 6, 2020

    Titusville City Manager's Update / 9am

    The health and safety of our citizens and Staff is the City's top priority. All City facilities remain closed to the general public. City employees are working to serve our community like always. Staff continues to provide essential services to citizens through the preferred use of technology and telephones. Public Safety, Public Works, and Water Resources departments continue essential services with minimum disruptions.

    As of yesterday (5 Apr / 1800) there are 79 confirmed coronavirus cases in Brevard County. 

    Update on Brevard County COVID-19 drive-through testing locations and criteria: 

    Florida Department of Health: north, central & south Brevard locations. symptoms are fever of 100.4+, cough, and shortness of breath, must be symptomatic and meet one of the following criteria:

    • aged 65 or older,
    • have underlying health conditions,
    • a first responder,
    • have a prescription from a medical doctor
    To schedule an appointment, call 321-454-7141 OMNI Healthcare: Melbourne location.
    • Must meet one of the following criteria:
    • first responder,
    • over 45 with one chronic illness,
    • over 60 years old,
    • healthcare worker,
    • Publix or Winn Dixie employee,
    • low grade fever or cough
    To schedule an appointment, call 321-802-5515 or 321-727-1973 or visit www.covid19testbrevard.com. Insurances will be billed for testing 

    United Way of Brevard's COVID-19 Community Resource guide can be found HERE.

    Answers to frequently asked questions relating to Governor DeSantis' Executive Order 20-91 are available HERE.

    The CDC has recommended the use of cloth face coverings, in public settings where other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain (e.g., grocery stores and pharmacies) especially in areas of significant community-based transmission; cloth face coverings recommended are not surgical masks or N-95s; for information click HERE.

    Questions regarding business being an essential service, or would like to request for your business to be added to the approved list of essential services outlined in Executive Order 20-91; use this site: https://survey123.arcgis.com/.../c3348d7bc8d041fdb6a19b68ee79... 

    Florida's Division of Emergency Management is seeking the assistance of Florida manufacturers and suppliers to fill the needs of Florida's hospitals and emergency care services including N95 masks, face shields, and gowns. N95 masks are a current priority. If you can help, contact: logsecsupportdir@em.myflorida.com 

    AARP launched a program called "Friendly Voices" that allows people to request a call from a volunteer to chat and connect. A volunteer will call anyone back Monday through Friday between 9 AM and 5 PM. Additional information, click HERE.

    A few more rumors have surfaced over the weekend that found to be not factual:
    Rumor: Palm Bay mailed letters to residents regarding an upcoming curfew. Response: The City of Palm Bay has not mailed letters to residents regarding a curfew order.
    Rumor: FWC is issuing citations to boaters for pleasure boating. Response: FWC not issuing citations to boaters.
    Rumor: Homeland Security is mobilizing the National Guard to announce a national wide two-week quarantine for all citizens. Response: Homeland Security is not preparing to mobilize the National Guard to announce a nationwide two-week quarantine for all citizens.
    Rumor: The Brevard County causeways are closing. Response: The Brevard County causeways are not closing.

    April 2, 2020

    Titusville Mayor Walt Johnson's Second Address on COVID-19: YouTube


    April 2, 2020

    City of Titusville Coronavirus 19 Update / 1pm

    The health and safety of our citizens and Staff is the City's top priority. All City facilities remain closed to the general public. City employees are working to serve our community like always. Staff continues to provide essential services to citizens through the preferred use of technology and telephones. Public Safety, Public Works, and Water Resources departments continue essential services with minimum disruptions. 

    There are 47 confirmed COVID-19 cases in Brevard County.

    Mayor Johnson's second video should be published later this afternoon.

    Brevard County beaches and parks remain open. Beachside parks and beachside parking access throughout the county will remain closed. Some of the Beach side communities (Cocoa Beach, Indialantic, Indian Harbour Beach, Melbourne Beach and Satellite Beach) have placed local closure orders restricting the hours the beaches are open. 

    Governor DeSantis Executive Order 20-91 which goes into effect tonight (April 3rd at 12:01 a.m. "Essential Services and Activities" Order states senior citizens and individuals with a significant underlying medical condition (such as chronic lung disease, moderate-to-severe asthma, serious heart conditions, immunocompromised status, cancer, diabetes, severe obesity, renal failure and liver disease) shall stay at home and take all measures to limit the risk of exposure to COVID-19, and all persons in Florida shall limit their movements and personal interactions outside their home to only those necessary to obtain or provide essential services or conduct essential activities.

    FEMA has set up a link to help distinguish between rumors and facts regarding COVID-19: https://www.fema.gov/Coronavirus-Rumor-Control

    For more updates on the FEMA federal response visit coronavirus.gov or coronavirus (COVID-19) response

    Reminders of the public protective measures:  

    • Wash hands with soap and water for 20 seconds
    • Use hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol
    • Break the habit of touching eyes, nose and mouth
    • Avoid close contact with sick people, and stay home when sick
    • Advise sick employees to stay home, separate them from others and send them home
    • Allow telework or administrative leave, or create a sick leave bank
    • Follow respiratory etiquette by coughing/sneezing into your sleeve
      Brevard County residents may call 2-1-1 for up-to-date information between 8a-6p. The Florida Department of Health COVID-19 call center is available 7 days a week 24 hours a day at 1-866-779-6121. Another option is to email COVID-19@flhealth.gov
    April 1, 2020

    City of Titusville Coronavirus 19 Update / 2pm

    All City facilities remain closed to the general public. Staff continues to provide essential services to citizens through the preferred use of technology and telephones. Public Safety, Public Works, and Water Resources departments continue essential services with minimum disruptions. 

    Governor DeSantis issued a state wide stay-at-home effective Thursday (April 3rd ) at 12:01 a.m for the next 30 days (see attached). The City will continue essential services at current staffing levels.

    The City Council Special Meeting scheduled for tomorrow (April 2nd) at 5:30 p.m. will be conducted as planned and scheduled.

    Mayor Johnson's second open letter to our community is available here. Mayor Johnson's second video should be published tomorrow afternoon.


    April 1, 2020

    Titusville City Manager's Update : 9am

    All City facilities remain closed to the general public. Staff continues to provide essential services to citizens through the preferred use of technology and telephones. Public Safety, Public Works, and Water Resources departments continue services with minimum disruptions. Our City Emergency Management team continues close coordination with our Brevard County Emergency Management partners.

    Mayor Johnson has prepared a second open letter to our community. Mayor Johnson is in the process of preparing a second video as well. Staff anticipates the open letter and video to be distributed later today.

    The City of Titusville is following the Governor of Florida Executive Order 20-69 "Emergency Management – COVID -19 Local Government Public Meetings" and the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention guidelines for social distancing of crowds or congregations of 10 or more people ensuring, at a minimum, a 6-foot distance between any group of people.

    Temporary meeting rules have been established for the upcoming Special City Council Meeting scheduled for April 2nd at 5:30 p.m. These rules are published in the lobby of city hall, the city website, as well as our social media sites.

    These rules include:

    1. Only one member of the public will be allowed in the Council Chambers at a time to speak.
    2. Seating for those members of the public wishing to speak in the Council Chambers will be provided within City Hall in accordance with policies from federal, state and local health officials for social distancing and group gatherings.
    3. Individual speakers shall enter the Council Chambers when directed to do so and shall be heard in accordance with the City's policies for public participation.
    4. No tripods, easels, props, or other demonstration aides shall be permitted within the Council Chambers. Speakers are permitted to have a sign with them during their designated speaking time provided that the sign is held by the speaker and is to be removed at the conclusion for their speaking time.
    5. Speakers who appear in person will be subject to screen for symptoms of COVID-19 and any persons exhibiting any symptoms of COVID-19 will not be permitted to enter City Hall.
    There are now 37 confirmed COVID-19 cases in Brevard County.

    #COVID19 testing priorities are:

    Priority 1
    Ensures optimal care options for all hospitalized patients, lessens the risk of healthcare-associated infections, and maintain the integrity of the U.S. healthcare system.

  • Hospitalized patients
  • Healthcare facility workers with symptoms
  • Priority 2
    Ensure those at highest risk of complication of infection are rapidly identified and appropriately triaged.

  • Patients in long-term care facilities with symptoms
  • Patients 65 year of age and older with symptoms
  • Patients with underlying conditions with symptoms
  • First responders with symptoms
  • Priority 3
    As resources allow, test individuals in the surrounding community of rapidly increasing hospital cases to decrease community spread and ensure health of essential workers.

  • Critical infrastructure workers with symptoms
  • Individuals who do not meet any of the above categories with symptoms
  • Individuals with mild symptoms in communities experiencing high numbers of COVD-19 hospitalizations

  • The Florida Department of Health in Brevard County is providing appointment-only drive-through COVID-19 tests to symptomatic individuals meeting the following criteria:

  • Those age 65 and older
  • Those with underlying health conditions
  • First responders
  • Anyone who does not meet the above criteria, but has symptoms and a prescription from a medical doctor
  • Symptoms of COVID-19 include fever of 100.4 or higher, cough, and shortness of breath. Those experiencing emergency warning signs such as difficulty breathing, persistent pain or pressure in the chest, new confusion or inability to arouse, or bluish lips or face, should immediately seek medical attention. Appointments must be scheduled ahead of time by calling 321-454-7141 for screening and registration.

    Eastern Florida State College:

  • All four EFSC campuses will remain closed for the rest of the spring term, students should not come to campus. Special considerations are being made for a limited number of programs and labs. In those cases, strict social distancing guidelines shall be followed.
  • Student Services will be available remotely, including virtual one-on-one student meetings that may be necessary. View our Student Services guide for details
  • Also read updated Frequently Asked Questions for important information
  • Suspended in-person classes resumed March 30 in an online format for the rest of the Spring Term
  • Orange County Regional Temporary Drive-Through Testing Site will no longer have an age requirement. New requirements include: a fever of 99.6 or higher AND be experiencing respiratory symptoms OR have a preexisting condition, including: cardiovascular disease, diabetes, hypertension, chronic lung disease, cancer, chronic kidney disease. In addition, healthcare workers and first responders can get tested, regardless of symptoms. This testing site is for residents throughout the region.

    Governor DeSantis issued Executive Order 20-90 "Safer-at-Home" for Broward, Miami-Dade, Monroe, Palm Beach counties until April 15th.

    Price Gouging Hotline: 1-866-9NO-Scam (866-966-7226).

    Our next update is scheduled for today (Wednesday) 1 Apr / 1400.


    March 31, 2020

    Titusville City Manager's Update: 9am

    All City facilities remain closed to the general public. Staff continues to provide essential services to citizens through the preferred use of technology and telephones. Public Safety, Public Works, and Water Resources departments continue services with minimum disruptions. Our City Emergency Management team continues close coordination with our Brevard County Emergency Management partners. Brevard County Emergency Operations Center transitioned from Level 2 to Level 1 yesterday March 30th.

    The Agency for Health Care Administration and Department of Health are working with health care providers to prevent the introduction and spread of COVID-19 in long-term care facilities. Facilities will be visited within the next week by regional emergency medical service personnel to assist long-term care facilities with assessing and improving their preparedness for responding to COVID-19.

    Brevard County Public Schools began distance learning which will remain in effect until May 1st. There are now 27 food distribution sites. Each student may receive 2 breakfasts and 2 lunches per visit. Parents may now pick up meals if they provide the student's birth certificate or other ID, so students are no longer required to be in the vehicle.

    Governor DeSantis issued Executive Order 20-86. This order states that all persons whose point of departure originates from Louisiana and the Tri-State Area (Connecticut, New Jersey and New York), entering the State of Florida must isolate/quarantine for a period of 14 days from the time of arrival. Highway checkpoints will be added on certain roadways to enforce restrictions. Additional checkpoints are set up on I-10 and I-95 to screen individuals who are arriving in Florida from COVID-19 hotspots.

    Governor DeSantis issued executive order 20-87 that states all vacations rentals, rental of any house, condominium, cooperative, or dwelling unit that is also a transient public lodging establishment are prohibited from making new reservations or bookings and shall not accept new guests for check-in.

    Governor DeSantis announced the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity will be making $100 million available through Rebuild Florida to local governments statewide for infrastructure improvements to improve local economies.

    Governor DeSantis directed sales and use taxes to be due on April 30 (originally due April 20), and property taxes to be due April 15 (originally due March 31). The State Surgeon General issued a health advisory stating anyone 65 or older, or with high-risk conditions, should remain in their residence and take measures to limit their risk of exposure to COVID-19. High-risk conditions include chronic lung disease; moderate to severe asthma; serious heart conditions; immunocompromised status (as a result of cancer treatment, bone marrow or organ transplant, immune deficiencies, poorly controlled HIV or AIDS, or prolonged use of corticosteroids and other immune weakening medications); cancer; severe obesity (BMI>40); diabetes; renal failure; and liver disease. Employers should make every effort to reduce the onsite workforce to 50% capacity, where possible, to the extent that reduction can be accomplished without significantly disrupting the ability to conduct business

    As of March 30th at 6 p.m., there are 28 confirmed COVID-19 cases in Brevard County. The pandemic currently affects over 178 countries, with more than 775,306 cases worldwide, including 159,184 cases in the United States.

    Space Coast Area Transit has waived all fares through April 30th.

    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 COVID-19@flhealth.gov


    March 30, 2020

    Titusville City Manager's Update: 9am

    All City facilities remain closed to the general public. Staff continues to provide essential services to citizens through the preferred use of technology and telephones. Public Safety, Public Works, and Water Resources departments continue services with minimum disruptions. Our City Emergency Management team continues close coordination with our Brevard County Emergency Management partners.

    Brevard County Emergency Operations Center will transition from Level 2 to Level 1 today March 30th.

    There are 25 confirmed COVID-19 cases in Brevard County.

    Brevard County beaches and parks remain open. Beachside parks and beachside parking access throughout the county will remain closed. Some of the Beach side communities (Cocoa Beach, Indialantic, Indian Harbour Beach, Melbourne Beach and Satellite Beach) have placed local closure orders restricting the hours the beaches are open.

    A burn ban is in effect countywide due to the Keetch-Byram Drought Index exceeding 500.

    Osceola County has a mandatory shelter-in-place thorough April 9

    Orange County has a mandatory shelter-in-place thorough April 9

    St Johns County closed their beaches effective at 6 AM on March 29

    Patrick Air Force Base transitioned to HPCON Charlie on March 25th in response to high morbidity epidemic scenario.

    Retailers' announced hours dedicated for seniors:
    Winn-Dixie stores and pharmacies: Monday – Friday, 8 – 9 AM
    Publix stores and pharmacies: Tuesday and Wednesday, 7 – 8 AM
    Walmart stores/pharmacies/vision centers: Tuesday, 6 – 7 AM
    Walgreens: Tuesday, 8 – 9 AM, senior discounts offered all day
    Target: Wednesday, 8 – 9 AM
    Space Coast Area Transit has waived all fares through April 30th.

    The Central Florida Regional Transportation Authority (LYNX) will be switching the Monday – Saturday to a modified service schedule.

    Brevard County Public Schools: Food distribution sites will expand from 13 to 27 on March 30. Each student may receive 2 breakfasts and 2 lunches per visit. Hours of operation are 10:30 AM – 1:30 PM.

    The Department of Labor (DOL) announced that the effective date of the paid leave available through the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) will be April 1.

    Health Advisory from the State Surgeon General:

    Anyone 65 or older, or with high-risk conditions, should remain in their residence and take measures to limit their risk of exposure to COVID-19. High-risk conditions include chronic lung disease; moderate to severe asthma; serious heart conditions; immunocompromised status (as a result of cancer treatment, bone marrow or organ transplant, immune deficiencies, poorly controlled HIV or AIDS, or prolonged use of corticosteroids and other immune weakening medications); cancer; severe obesity (BMI>40); diabetes; renal failure; and liver disease. Employers should make every effort to reduce the onsite workforce to 50% capacity, where possible, to the extent that reduction can be accomplished without significantly disrupting the ability to conduct business.

    Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission declares all waters of the state to be a boating-restricted area and the owners and operators of recreational vessels, are subject to the following restrictions:

    Recreational vessel occupancy is limited to no more than 10 persons per vessel; and a minimum distance of 50 feet between recreational vessels and any other vessel shall be maintained; this distance provision does not apply to permitted mooring fields, public or private marinas, or any other permanently installed wet slips, and does not apply to vessels underway unless they are tied, rafted or moored to another vessel.

    All persons whose point of departure originates from Louisiana and the Tri-State Area (Connecticut, New Jersey and New York), entering the State of Florida must isolate/quarantine for a period of 14 days from the time of arrival. Highway checkpoints will be added on certain roadways to enforce restrictions, per the Governor's Executive Order 20-86.

    All vacations rentals, rental of any house, condominium, cooperative, or dwelling unit that is also a transient public lodging establishment are prohibited from making new reservations or bookings and shall not accept new guests for check-in, per the Governor's Executive Order 20-87. The Governor has directed sales and use taxes to be due on April 30 (originally due April 20), and property taxes to be due April 15 (originally due March 31).

    FPL is suspending electrical disconnections, providing payment extensions, and waiving certain late payment fees for customers in a hardship situation. Customers may see FPL crews performing work in their neighborhoods such as tree trimming, executing underground and hardening projects, as well as requesting access to property to check on equipment. Customers are asked to support FPLs efforts by practicing appropriate social distancing. Customers experiencing a hardship as a result of COVID-19.

    CDC: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html
    FDOH: http://www.floridahealth.gov/diseases-and-conditi.../COVID-19/


    March 30, 2020

    Titusville City Manager's Update: 2pm

    All City facilities remain closed to the general public. Staff continues to provide essential services to citizens through the preferred use of technology and telephones. Public Safety, Public Works, and Water Resources departments continue services with minimum disruptions. Our City Emergency Management team continues close coordination with our Brevard County Emergency Management partners. This Thursday (April 2nd) at 5:30 p.m., there is a Special City Council meeting to determine:
    • How many Regular City council meetings City Council would like to have in April.
    • If City Council would like to continue with the cancellation all advisory boards during April.
    • How City Council would like to conduct your upcoming 14 Apr regular council meeting.
    Brevard County Emergency Operations Center transitioned from Level 2 to Level 1 today March 30th. The Florida Chamber hosted a conference call with Governor DeSantis and Florida Surgeon General Rivkees, businesses, and local governments. Governor DeSantis explained his administration's current focus is to address the current "hotspot" of Southeast Florida area.

    Governor DeSantis issued a stay-at-home order for Broward, Miami-Dade, Palm Beach and Monroe counties through the middle of May. These four counties currently make up over 58% of all cases n Florida. The DeSantis administration has expanded state testing with over 55K tests during the past two weeks. Governor DeSantis is very concerned about getting our State back to work and moving our economy forward. However, he recognizes the need to focus on irradiating Coronavirus now. Surgeon General Rivkees reinforced the importance of exercising CDC guidelines and following the Governor's Executive orders.

    Reminders of the public protective measures:

    • Wash hands with soap and water for 20 seconds
    • Use hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol
    • Break the habit of touching eyes, nose and mouth
    • Avoid close contact with sick people, and stay home when sick
    • Advise sick employees to stay home, separate them from others and send them home
    • Allow telework or administrative leave, or create a sick leave bank
    • Follow respiratory etiquette by coughing/sneezing into your sleeve
    Walmart has established a website "Here For You" to share their efforts to all things COVID-19 Here is the link to the Walmart website: https://corporate.walmart.com/here-for-you

    Price Gouging Hotline: 1-866-9NO-Scam (866-966-7226)

    Brevard County residents may call 2-1-1 for up-to-date information between 8a-6p. The Florida Department of Health COVID-19 call center is available 7 days a week 24 hours a day at 1-866-779-6121. Another option is to email COVID-19@flhealth.gov


    Sent March 27, 2020

    FW: NEWS: Space Coast Area Transit Offers Free Fares for All Through April 30th

    Space Coast Area Transit Offers Free Fares for All Through April 30th

    BREVARD COUNTY, FL. -- Due to 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 30th, 2020. ALL riders, both Fixed Route and Paratransit, will be able to ride for free. Recognizing that Space Coast Area Transit is a major contributor to the economic vitality of our community, the Brevard County Board of County Commissioners has taken this action to assist those who are financially hit the hardest during this time.

    Space Coast Area Transit recognizes that there are those in our community who rely on public transportation to get to their jobs, the grocery stores and medical appointments. Not charging a fare helps to create social distancing by allowing transit riders to enter and exit through the back door of the bus, as well as bypassing the fare box in the front of the bus. Additionally, effective immediately, both North and South Space Coast Area Transit Bus Terminals will be closed to the general public.

    Space Coast Area Transit bus drivers are on the front line of service in our community. Please help keep them safe. Extra bus service has been added on the highest volume routes. Transit riders are encouraged to spread out on the bus and limit their trips. Space Coast Area Transit wants to provide essential transportation for people who really need it and limit crowds. Those who are sick or who have virus symptoms should not ride. All riders are asked to follow the posted hygiene guidelines:

    • Carry strong hand sanitizer and use it often
    • Wash hands frequently, for at least 20 seconds
    • Don't touch your face
    • Avoid close contact with people if possible, and stay home if sick.
    • Sneeze or cough into a tissue or your sleeve, not the open air or into your hand
    • Don't shake hands, use fist or elbow bumps instead
    In addition, Space Coast Area Transit continuously receives briefings from the Brevard County Emergency Operations Center and other sources. As the situation is evolving, they will continue to respond to changing conditions and directives.
    Sent: Thursday, March 26, 2020

    Subject: City of Titusville Coronavirus 19 Update as of 26 Mar 20 / 1200

    All City facilities remain closed to the general public. Staff continues to provide essential services to citizens through the preferred use of technology and telephones. Public Safety (Police, Fire and Emergency Services), Public Works (solid waste pick-up) and Water Resources departments continue services with minimum disruptions.

    Our City Emergency Management team continues close coordination with our Brevard County Emergency Management partners.

    Brevard County Schools wanted to share their website that gives parents all of the information for Elementary plans: https://sites.google.com/share.brevardschools.org/bps/home

    Additionally the link to Brevard County Secondary Leading and Learning Continuity Information: https://sites.google.com/share.brevardschools.org/secondary-instructional-plan/home Second Harvest Food Bank provided Staff a list of the open food pantries in Titusville along with their hours of operation:

    Agency Address Town Phone
    Hours of Operations
    Brevard Adventist Community Services 5005 Barna Ave Titusville (407) 758-5838 open 2nd Thursdays from 1-4 p.m.
    Hummingbird Panty 3000 Jolly St. Titusville (843) 478-2753 open Fridays 3-6 p.m.
    Impact Center 6755 Washington Titusville (321) 269-7578 open Thursdays 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
    United Church of God of Deliverance 1755 Craig Ave Titusville (407) 227-2738 open 3rd Saturdays 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
    First Baptist Church of Titusville 303 Main Street Titusville (321) 267-7125 open 1st & 3rd Tuesdays 9 a.m. – noon
    No One Hungry 811 Dummitt Ave Titusville (321) 567-4408 open Wednesdays 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
    No One Hungry 428 Julia Street Titusville (321) 567-4408 open Tuesdays 10 a.m. – noon
    Salvation Army North Central 1218 W. Main Street Titusville (321) 269-3110 open for Meals Monday-Saturday 11:30 – noon
     

    Brevard County residents may call 2-1-1 for up-to-date information between 8a-6p. 

    The Florida Department of Health COVID-19 call center is available 7 days a week 24 hours a day at 1-866-779-6121. Another option is to email COVID-19@flhealth.gov  


    Thursday, March 26, 2020

    Subject: RE: City of Titusville Coronavirus 19 Update/SITREP as of 26 Mar 20 / 0730

    City facilities remain closed to the general public. Staff continues to provide essential services to citizens through the preferred use of technology and telephones. Public Safety (Police, Fire and Emergency Services), Public Works (solid waste pick-up) and Water Resources departments continue services with minimum disruptions.

    The State of Florida issued Executive Order 20-83 (see attached) regarding a public health advisory urging all persons over 65 years of age and persons that have a serious underlying medical conditions that places them at high risk of severe illness from COVID-19 to stay home and take such other measures as necessary to limit their risk of exposure to COVID-19. Additionally the order urges those that can work remotely to do so.

    The Department of Children and Families will waive work requirements for individuals participating in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program and Temporary Assistance Program.

    Brevard Public Schools opened 13 sites as food distribution locations for children ages 18 and younger; meals are distributed in bus loops. BPS will expand from 13 to 27 food distribution sites on March 30 – see link below for locations. Each student receives two breakfasts and two lunches per visit. Hours of operation are 10:30AM - 1:30PM. Locations can be viewed at: https://www.brevardschools.org/cms/lib/FL02201431/Centricity/ModuleInstance/5964/Schools%20Open%20as%20Food%20Distribution%20Centers.pdf

    • Osceola County issued a mandatory shelter-in-place effective yesterday 25 Mar at 11 P.M. through April 9th .
    • Orange County has issued a mandatory shelter-in-place through April 9th .
    • Universal Orlando theme parks ‹ Universal Studios, Islands of Adventure and Volcano Bay have extended their closures until April 19th .
    • For Port Canaveral information updates go to: https://www.portcanaveral.com/About/Recent-News/Port-Canaveral-COVID-19-Update-(2)?viewmode=0
    • Number of COVID-19 cases in the US (and globally) can be monitored at: https://gisanddata.maps.arcgis.com/apps/opsdashboard/index.html#/bda7594740fd40299423467b48e9ecf6
    • FDOH dashboard for the number of COVID-19 cases in Florida: https://fdoh.maps.arcgis.com/apps/opsdashboard/index.html#/8d0de33f260d444c852a615dc7837c86

    Brevard Public Schools to Expand Feeding Distribution Sites Beginning March 30th


    March 25 2020

    Subject: RE: City of Titusville Coronavirus 19 Update/SITREP as of 25 Mar 20 / 14000

    City facilities remain closed to the general public. Staff continues to provide essential services to citizens through the preferred use of technology and telephones. Public Safety (Police, Fire and Emergency Services), Public Works (solid waste pick-up) and Water Resources departments continue services with minimum disruptions.

    Our City Emergency Management team continues coordination and participation with our Brevard County Emergency Management partners. The Brevard County Emergency Operations Center is providing outstanding support and information to our City. 

    Florida Department of Health reports there are currently 11 confirmed COVID-19 cases in Brevard County. The latest FDOH daily report as of March 25th at 10 a.m. is attached or use this link: https://floridadisaster.org/globalassets/covid19/dailies/covid-19-data---daily-report-2020-03-25-1007.pdf

    The CDC has released a Coronavirus self-check guide. Information can be viewed at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/symptoms-testing/testing.html
    CDC: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html
    FDOH: http://www.floridahealth.gov/diseases-and-conditions/COVID-19/
    FDOH Posters/Flyers Toolkit: http://www.floridahealth.gov/diseases-and-conditions/COVID-19/covid19-toolkit.html
    US Department of State Travel Advisories: https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/traveladvisories/traveladvisories.html/


      March 25 2020

    Subject: City of Titusville Coronavirus 19 Update/SITREP as of 25 Mar 20 / 1000

    City facilities remain closed to the general public. Staff continues to provide essential services to citizens through the preferred use of technology and telephones. Public Safety (Police, Fire and Emergency Services), Public Works (solid waste pick-up) and Water Resources departments continue services with minimum disruptions.

    Staff reached out to our local store managers at Walmart, Publix, Winn Dixie and Dollar General. Although shopper volume has significantly increased over the past week, they are pleased to report the majority of their customers are orderly and conforming to CDC guidelines. All of the stores have placed limitations on the quantity of certain items.

    Titusville Police Department is increasing patrols at Parrish Park to help limit large gatherings from forming in accordance with CDC recommendations.

    The Titusville Chamber of Commerce closed their facility to the general public today until further notice. The Chamber continues to function through the use of technology and telephones.

    Orange County issued an emergency executive order (2020-04) yesterday 24 Mar regarding non-essential travel/safety measures and non-essential business and essential businesses (see attachment).

    The State of Florida issued executive order (20-80) regarding persons whose point of departure originates from outside the State of Florida in an area with substantial community spread, to include the New York Tri-State Area (Connecticut, New Jersey and New York), and entering the State of Florida through airports to isolate or quarantine for a period of 14 days from the time of entry into the State of Florida or the duration of the person's presence in the State of Florida, whichever is shorter (see attachment).  It is anticipated that Governor DeSantis will ask the Federal Government to declare Florida a State of National Disaster sometime today.

    Reminders of the public protective measures:  

    • Wash hands with soap and water for 20 seconds
    • Use hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol
    • Break the habit of touching eyes, nose and mouth
    • Avoid close contact with sick people, and stay home when sick
    • Advise sick employees to stay home, separate them from others and send them home
    • Allow telework or administrative leave, or create a sick leave bank
    • Follow respiratory etiquette by coughing/sneezing into your sleeve
      Brevard County residents may call 2-1-1 for up-to-date information between 8a-6p. The Florida Department of Health COVID-19 call center is available 7 days a week 24 hours a day at 1-866-779-6121. Another option is to email COVID-19@flhealth.gov

    Price Gouging Hotline: 1-866-9NO-Scam (866-966-7226)


    March 24 2020

    Subject: City of Titusville Coronavirus 19 Update/SITREP as of 24 Mar 20 / 1100

    FL Dept. of Health Testing Criteria With the City facilities closing to the general public, Staff is maintaining essential services to citizens through the preferred use of technology and telephones. Our goal is to have no service interruptions in Public Safety (Police, Fire and Emergency Services), Public Works (solid waste pick up) and Water Resources departments.

      The City received word that Titusville Mall is closing the cinema and auto center along with changing their hours of operations effective tomorrow March 25th at 5pm.

    Brevard County issued a request for water customers in Mims/N.Brevard to conserve/reduce water useage due to high demand, limit non-essential activities, such as wahing cars and watering grass until further notice. The City of Titusville always encourages conservation of water resources. Our Water Resources Department currently is not experiencing large increases in our water useage.

    Attached is Florida Department of Health COVID-19 SITREP #21 as of yesterday March 23rd at 2 p.m.

    The Florida Department of Health published updated guidelines for hospitals and physicians COVID-19 testing critera for the elderly and medically frail:     Our next update is tomorrow Wednesday March 25th at 1400.


    Sent: 20 March, 2020 15:24
    Subject: City of Titusville Coronavirus 19: Governor Executive Order 20-71 Prohibiting Bars and Restaurants from Providing on-Premises Consumption of Food and Alcohol & Closing Fitness Centers and Gyms
    Good Afternoon Mayor, Vice Mayor, Council Members, and Team Members,
    Please see attached the governor's new executive order 20-71 prohibiting Bars and Restaurants from providing on-premises consumption of food and alcohol, and closing gyms and fitness centers.  
    Sent: Friday, March 20, 2020 1:30 PM
    Subject: RE: City of Titusville Coronavirus 19 Update/SITREP as of 20 Mar 20 / 1400
    Good Afternoon Mayor, Vice Mayor, Council Members, and Team Members,
        The health and safety of our citizens and Staff is the City's top priority. Staff continues to provide uninterrupted essential city services. Staff has implemented various extra measures at all of our facilities following both CDC and FDOH guidelines and measures for infection prevention.
        On Monday March 23rd, the City is taking additional measures of closing all city facilities to the public. We are decreasing on-site staffing levels at City Hall and other city facilities. Staff will maintain essential services to citizens through the preferred use of technology and telephones. Our goal is to have no service interruptions in Public Safety (Police, Fire and Emergency Services), Public Works (solid waste pick up) and Water Resources departments.
        Brevard County Government closed all their facilities to the public today at noon. While County offices are closed to the general public, essential County service operations will continue with limited staffing. Commissioner Pritchett's office is closed to the public but remain staffed. Here is a link to the press release regarding the closing of county facilities to the public effective at noon today. Note that services will still continue, see the link for additional details https://sites.brevardcounty.us/PIRA/PIRA/ViewRelease.aspx?ID=3800
        There is an online Coronavirus Self-Checker quiz at the CDC website to help people determine whether they meet the testing criteria: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/symptoms-testing/testing.html#
        On behalf of Mayor Johnson and our City Council, thank you all for stepping up with your strong unwavering response to help eradicate the coronavirus.  
    Sent: Friday, March 20, 2020 9:04 AM
    Subject: City of Titusville Coronavirus 19 Update/SITREP as of 20 Mar 20 / 0900
    Good Afternoon Mayor, Vice Mayor, Council Members, and Team Members,
        The health and safety of our citizens and Staff is the City's top priority. Our Staff continues to provide uninterrupted services following both CDC and FDOH guidelines and measures for infection prevention. Staff has implemented various additional measures at all of our facilities to help prevent the spread of the virus.
        The Department of State issued a Global Health Advisory Level 4: Do not travel alert, advising all U.S. citizens to avoid all international travel due to COVID-19 and return to the U.S. if abroad.
        The Florida Department of Children and families (DCF) temporarily closed all storefronts and lobbies to safeguard the public and employees; Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) and Medicaid programs, the department continues to use technology to ensure continuity of service.
        Florida Department of Economic Opportunity has activated the Reemployment Assistance program. Information can be view at http://www.floridajobs.org/Reemployment-Assistance-Service-Center/reemployment-assistance/claimants/apply-for-benefits
        The State issued guidance from FDLE's General Counsel's Office to address some questions regarding law enforcements ability to enforce the Governor's Executive Orders. All Law enforcement throughout the state is required to assist the Department of Health in enforcing state health laws, orders, and rules, and Florida Statutes. A violation of a HOF quarantine order is a second-degree misdemeanor.
        Titusville Police Department (TPD) is meeting with local restaurants helping to explain the Governor's executive order 20-68. Law enforcement are using helicopters and ATV/UTV's to increase patrols on the beaches from Canaveral down to Sebastian Inlet. They are reminding beachgoers to abide by the recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Governor's executive order. Additionally, law enforcement has increased their presence in the area of Paradise Beach Park due to very large crowds gathering and creating disturbances.
        The University of Central Florida announced they will continue remote instruction through the summer semesters which begin on May 11th.
        Number of COVID-19 cases in the US (and globally) can be monitored via https://gisanddata.maps.arcgis.com/apps/opsdashboard/index.html#/bda7594740fd40299423467b48e9ecf6
        Numbers of COVID-19 cases in Florida can be monitored via FDOH via https://fdoh.maps.arcgis.com/apps/opsdashboard/index.html#/8d0de33f260d444c852a615dc7837c86  
    Sent: Thursday, March 19, 2020 8:48 AM
    Subject: City of Titusville Coronavirus 19 Update/SITREP as of 19 Mar 20 / 0900
        Good Morning Mayor, Vice Mayor, Council Members, and Team Members,
        The City continues providing services without interruption along with following both CDC and FDOH guidelines and measures for infection prevention.
        Although the City falls under the recent Brevard County State of Emergency, the Mayor signed a local state of emergency for our city yesterday.
        The Harry T Moore Social Service Center will be under a "by appointment only" operation effective immediately. The lobby will be closed to the public until further notice. We encourage our citizens who may need information to call the Center and avoid coming to the facility. For those services that cannot be provided remotely an appointment will be made on a case-by-case basis. For social services and Center related inquiries please call 321-225-4017 or 321-425-4222. For the Neighborhood Services Department please call 321-567-3785.
        The City ceased our Welcome Center operations yesterday Wednesday March 18th at 5p.m. The Welcome Center will remain closed until further notice.
        BPS will open 12 sites as Food Distribution locations for children ages 18 and younger starting March 23; meals will be distributed in the bus loops. Hours of operation will be 10:30 AM - 1:30 PM. Locations can be viewed at: https://www.brevardschools.org/cms/lib/FL02201431/Centricity/ModuleInstance/5964/Schools%20Open%20as%20Food%20Distribution%20Centers.pdf
        The Canaveral National Seashore including Playalinda beaches closed yesterday Wednesday March 18th until further notice.
        Our next update is today March 19th at 2 p.m.
        Sincerely, Scott

    Subject: City of Titusville Coronavirus 19 Update/SITREP as of 18 Mar 20 / 1330
        Good Afternoon Mayor, Vice Mayor, Council Members, and Team Members,
        Mayor Johnson has prepared an "open letter" and video to the Citizens of Titusville (see attachment Letter to Citizens). This letter and video is being distributed on our website and social media sites.
        The City has closed the lobby areas for the Titusville Police Department and Titusville Fire and Emergency Services to help reduce the potential spread of COVID-19. The City encourages citizens that need to contact the Police Department with a non-emergency to call 321-264-7800. For Fire and Emergency Services non-emergencies call 321-567-3800. In the event of an emergency call 911.
        Brevard County Local State of Emergency (LSE) has been amended to follow CDC guidance for mass gatherings. The current CDC definition for mass gatherings is no more than 10 people. In addition, due to the nature of this event and the importance of minimizing close contact between individuals, the response is being managed through a Virtual EOC with portions of the response and consequence management occurring remotely.
        Brevard County Public Schools will open 12 sites as Food Distribution locations for children ages 18 and younger starting Monday, March 23. Planning is for 500 meals per day per location initially; meals will be distributed in the bus loops. Hours of operation will be 10:30 AM - 1:30 PM.
        Public Schools statewide (grades K-12) will remain closed until Wednesday, April 15. BPS will implement its instructional continuity plan for students beginning Monday, March 30.
        Brevard County will be closing all beach side public parking including access points and municipal parking garages beginning tomorrow Thursday March 19th at 8 a.m. until further notice. The beaches remain open with CDC recommended guidance of no more that 10 people gatherings and social distancing of 6 feet. (see attachment press release).
        Brevard County is now enforcing the Governor's executive order regarding social distancing and gatherings at the beaches.
        The Brevard County buses remain normal operations.
        Our next update is scheduled for tomorrow March 19 at 1400.

    Subject: City of Titusville Coronavirus 19 Update/SITREP as of 17 Mar 20/ 1630
        Good Afternoon Mayor, Vice Mayor, and Councilmembers,
        The City continues providing services without interruption along with following both CDC and FDOH guidelines and measures for infection prevention.
        The City has issued COVID-19 temporary time off personnel policy measures. (see attachment).
        The City has canceled all advisory board meetings and the upcoming March 24, 2020 City Council meeting. The city along with other municipalities are requesting relief from the Governor's office to relax the Sunshine Law to allow temporary alternative means in order to conduct future board meetings. Staff anticipates a special city council meeting early next week for City Council to discuss and make decisions on the future city council meetings and format.
        Mayor Johnson has prepared an "open letter" to the Citizens of Titusville (see attachment). This letter is being distributed on our website and social media sites. Mayor Johnson is in the process of preparing a video to share information with our citizens.
        Governor DeSantis issued Executive Order # 20-68 (see attached) which pertains to Bars, Pubs, Nightclubs, Beaches and Restaurants.
        A summary of this order follows: a. Bars, Pubs, and Nightclubs: Any licensee authorized to sell alcoholic beverages for consumption on premises that derive more than 50% of its gross revenues from the sale of alcoholic beverages shall suspend all sale of alcoholic beverages for 30 days effective today March 17, 2020 at 5 p.m.
        b. Beaches: All persons accessing public beaches in the State of Florida follow the CDC guidance by limiting their gathering to no more than 10 persons, distance themselves from other parties by 6 feet, and support beach closures at the discretion of local authorities.
        c. Restaurants: A restaurant is defined as any food service establishment or public food service establishments as defined under chapters 500 and 509 Florida Statutes. A restaurant shall immediately limit its occupancy to 50% of its current building occupancy. A restaurant shall follow the CDC guidance by ensuring, at a minimum, a 6-foot distance between any group of patrons and limiting parties to no more than 10 individuals. The Department of Business and Professional Regulation shall ensure all restaurants implement employee screening and prohibit any employee from entering the restaurant premises if they are infected with COVID-10; any person showing presenting signs or symptoms of or disclosing the presence of a respiratory infection including cough fever shortness of breath or sore throat; any person who has been in contact with person(s) known to be infected with COVID-19; any person who traveled through any airport within the past 14 days; any person who traveled on a cruise ship within the past 14 days.
        The City is in the process of sending the Governor's Executive Order electronically to all of our restaurants, bars, and pubs.
        Brevard County is in the process of working on a plan to enforce the Governor's executive order regarding social distancing and gatherings at the beaches.
        Brevard County is enforce the Governor's executive order regarding social distancing and gatherings at the beaches.
        Brevard County issued Amendment 1 to State of Local Emergency (SOE) Proclamation (COVID-19 attached).
        Adjustments made to the SOE include: Emergency Operating Centers (Item 3.) – "Due to the nature of this event and the importance of minimizing close contact between individuals, to the extent possible, the response will be managed through a virtual EOC with portions of the response and consequences management occurring remotely. Wavier of Procedures and Formalities Otherwise Required (Item 6a.) A mass gathering is defined as 50 people or greater for the general population and 10 or greater for persons who are medical vulnerable....In the future, this definition will be deemed changed to be in accordance with the recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Florida Department of Health (FDOH). In the event the two agencies recommendations conflict, the Policy Group elects to adopt the most restrictive recommendations in order to protect the residents and visitors of Brevard County".
        Our next update is scheduled for 18 Mar / 1400.

    Subject: City of Titusville Coronavirus 19 Update/SITREP as of 17 Mar 20/ 0830
        Good Morning Mayor, Vice Mayor, Council Members, and Team Members,
        The first presumptive positive case of coronavirus in Brevard County has been identified by the Florida Department of Health. Additional information on whether the virus was travel-related, as well as the gender and age of the person infected, is not immediately available.
        The City continues providing services without interruption along with following both CDC and FDOH guidelines and measures for infection prevention.
        The City's Human Resources team will issue additional guidelines to our current personnel policies regarding use of sick time, leave, and other administrative procedures we will follow during this local state of emergency.
        In the abundance of caution following the Presidential request issued yesterday of no gatherings greater than 10 people; the city is canceling all advisory board meetings and the upcoming March 24, 2020 City Council meeting. The city along with other municipalities are requesting relief from the Governor's office to relax the Sunshine Law to allow temporary alternative means to conduct future board meetings.
        The City is canceling all permitted activities that includes gatherings of 10 or more people.
        Brevard County has issued a Local State of Emergency. The LSE includes denying or revoking permits for public gatherings and/or cancelling mass gatherings. Mass gathering is defined as 10 people or greater.
        The Presidential Preference Primary Election scheduled for Tuesday, March 17 is proceeding as scheduled.
        Parrish Medical Center, Health First Hospitals, Steward Health Care System, Sea Pines Rehab, Kindred Hospital and Palm Point Behavioral Health have implemented various levels of visitor restrictions.
        The Tax Collector's Office will cease to process new Concealed Weapon Applications due the physical contact of fingerprinting. Concealed Weapon License renewals will continue to be processed.
        The Tax Collector's Office will no longer process applications for TSA Pre Check due the physical contact of fingerprinting.
        The Tax Collector's Office will no longer give driving road tests due to the inability to conform to CDC recommended physical distancing.
        Florida Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles Emergency Order 20-52: Effective period of the driver licenses and identification cards with expiration dates March 16 to April 15 is extended for 30 days, waives the delinquent renewal fees.
        Businesses affected by COVID-19 are asked to complete the Business Damage Assessment Survey. It can be taken online at https://floridadisaster.biz/
        Price Gouging Hotline: 1-866-9NO-Scam (866-966-7226)

    Reminders of the public protective measures:

    • Wash hands with soap and water for 20 seconds
    • Use hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol
    • Break the habit of touching eyes, nose and mouth
    • Avoid close contact with sick people, and stay home when sick
    • Advise sick employees to stay home, separate them from others and send them home
    • Allow telework or administrative leave, or create a sick leave bank
    • Follow respiratory etiquette by coughing/sneezing into your sleeve
    • Instead of handshakes, consider offering fist bumps, elbow bumps, or the Vulcan salute

    Subject: Coronavirus 19 Update/SITREP as of 16 Mar 20/ 1400
        Good Afternoon Mayor, Vice Mayor, Council Members, and Team Members,
        As of 1:45 am this morning 16 Mar (most recent update of FDOH website) there are 9 cases of COVID-19 in Central Florida. Five are in Volusia County, one is in Seminole County, two in Orange and one in Osceola; all are travel-related or still in the investigation phase. There are no confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Brevard County.
        Brevard County has issued a Local State of Emergency. Cities are not required to declare a Local State of Emergency (LSE), as the County LSE covers both unincorporated and incorporated areas. The LSE includes denying or revoking permits for public gatherings and/or cancelling mass gatherings. Mass gathering in the Brevard County LSE is defined as 250 people or greater.
        After the County issued this LSE, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) issued their revised guidance on the definition of a mass gathering. The CDC now defines a mass gathering as 50 or more. They recommend these mass gatherings be suspended/cancelled for the next 8 weeks. Additionally, those defined as medically vulnerable (65 or older) and with immune system weaknesses limit their exposure to 10 or more people for the next 8 weeks. Brevard County will revise this LSE to comply with the latest CDC guidance. The revised LSE will include denying or revoking permits for public gatherings and/or cancelling mass gatherings of 50 or more people. See attachment for the Local State of Emergency.
        Brevard County Schools will remain closed to students for an additional week following spring break, at the direction of the state. Students will not return before Monday March 30. Effective today, extracurricular activities including sports have been canceled until at least March 30. No external groups such as clubs or churches will use facilities during that time. The school district will use the additional week to deep-clean all facilities and strengthen plans for continuing instruction remotely in case of extended campus closures due to COVID-19. The district is reviewing employee contracts and determining which employees will be essential to work the week of March 23.
        COVID-19 test kits are available in Brevard and testing is occurring in Brevard but individuals must be symptomatic and meet the defined FDOH criteria. Florida has received 1,000 COVID-19 testing kits. Each kit allows for 300 people to be tested, however, sample collection supplies remain a challenge.
        There are rumors circulating on social media that Publix, Walmart, Win Dixie and other grocery stores are closing. Brevard County EOC and the city have confirmed none of these retail grocery stores are closing. Some of these stores have simply adjusted their hours of operation to allow for additional stocking and cleaning measures.
        The City continues with normal operations following both CDC and FDOH guidelines and measures for infection prevention. The city has closed our splash park until further notice. Additionally, North Brevard Charities community has cancelled the weekly dinners until the end of April. NBC is working on a plan to provide bagged "to go meals" as an alternative. These bagged meals will have a limited selection of food.
        Reminders of the public protective measures:

    • Wash hands with soap and water for 20 seconds
    • Use hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol
    • Break the habit of touching eyes, nose and mouth
    • Avoid close contact with sick people, and stay home when sick
    • Advise sick employees to stay home, separate them from others and send them home
    • Allow telework or administrative leave, or create a sick leave bank
    • Follow respiratory etiquette by coughing/sneezing into your sleeve
    • Instead of handshakes, consider offering fist bumps, elbow bumps, or the Vulcan salute
        There are no CDC advisories or restrictions for travel within the United States. Travelers should consider destination, mode of travel, and contact with others; as well as, practice precautionary measures to prevent getting and spreading disease.
        Our next update will be tomorrow 17 March at 1400. We will provide additional information as it becomes available.

    Subject: FW: Coronavirus 19 Update 16 Mar 20/ 1100
        Good Morning Mayor Johnson – a quick update on the Coronavirus 19 city actions.
        The city continues to follow the Centers for Disease Control, Florida Department of Health, and Brevard County Emergency Operations Center guidance and guidelines for combating this national emergency.
        Brevard County residents may call 2-1-1 for up-to-date information between 8a-6p.
        The Florida Department of Health COVID-19 call center is available 7 days a week 24 hours a day at 1-866-779-6121. Another option is to email COVID-19@flhealth.gov.
        Governor DeSantis recommended that cities and counties postpone or cancel any mass gathering over the next 30 days. Mass gathering is defined by the CDC >1000, while some states established 250-500 as the threshold.
        The City continues with normal operations following both CDC and FDOH guidelines and measures for infection prevention. The city has closed our splash park until further notice.
        There are no confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Brevard County. Brevard County Emergency Operations Center is currently at Level 2 activation beginning Monday March 16 at 8 AM with EM Ops Staff, ESF 8 – Health and Medical, ESF 14 – Public Information, and 2-1-1.
        An updated COVID-19 Emergency Requisition Form has been distributed to law enforcement and fire-rescue agencies as well as local health care providers that are requesting personal protective equipment.
        Parrish Medical Center has announced temporary visitation restrictions. These include: Visitors who exhibit flu-like illness (fever greater than 100 degrees Fahrenheit, a cough or sore throat) may not visit hospitalized patients during COVID-19 pandemic. Visitors are limited to two (2) at a time. OB visitors must be pre-registered. Any OB visitors not on the visitation list will not be permitted into the unit. No one under age 18 is permitted to visit a hospitalized patient. The hospital will at a minimum conduct passive screening of visitors including posting of signage and public notices about the visitation restrictions.
        Health First Hospitals has implemented FDOH's Interim Guidance for Hospitals and Residential Health Care Providers: Screen visitors and restrict entry for those who have returned from international travel or been on a cruise within the last 14 days; those who report signs or symptoms of a respiratory infection such as fever, cough, or shortness of breath; and those who have had contact with someone who has or is under investigation for COVID-19.
        Our next meeting with Brevard County EOC is 1300 today (16 Mar). We'll provide further information as it becomes available.

    Sent: 13 March, 2020 14:01
        subject: coronavirus 19 update
        good afternoon mayor, vice mayor, and councilmembers,
        city emergency operations center (eoc) staff just finished our conference call with brevard county eoc team.
        highlights of this call follow:
        volusia, orange and seminole counties have activated their eoc at level 2 (partial activation w/staff and liaison during normal business hours).
        brevard county eoc remains at level 3 (enhanced monitoring). they anticipate going to level 2 sometime later today. brevard county has a mon-wed-fri conference call with municipalities.
        brevard county schools have made no decision as to extending spring break beyond march 23th. they are preparing for the possibility of this extension. all field trips and overnight sporting events have been cancelled. they have prepared a video message found at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pqJOx2uxrvM&feature=youtu.be
        there are no covid-19 cases in brevard county. there are 3 confirmed covid-19 cases in central florida. two in volusia and one in seminole county; all are travel-related.
        governor desantis recommended that cities and counties postpone or cancel any mass gathering over the next 30 days. mass gathering is defined by the cdc >1000, while some states established 250-500 as the threshold.
        Brevard County residents may call 2-1-1 for up-to-date information between 8a-6p. The Florida Department of Health COVID-19 call center is available 7 days a week 24 hours a day at 1-866-779-6121. Another option is to email COVID-19@flhealth.gov
        The City continues with normal operations following both CDC and FDOH guidelines and measures for infection prevention.

    Sent: 12 March, 2020 15:36
        Subject: Guidance For Our Team re: Coronavirus 19
        Good Afternoon Team,
        As we discussed yesterday during our ELT meeting, please spread the word to our team to continue implementing infection prevention measures of:
        Promote frequent and thorough hand washing.
        Encourage team members to stay home if they are sick.
        Encourage respiratory etiquette including covering coughs and sneezes.
        Discourage team members from using others phones, desks, offices, or other work tools and equipment when possible.
        Maintain regular housekeeping practices including routine cleaning and disinfection of surfaces, equipment and other elements of the work area.
        First responders continue to take your trained appropriate measures including personal protective equipment.
        Below are two links for additional information.
        The first link is from the Department of Labor and Department of Health and Human Services "Guidance on preparing workplaces for COVID-19"
        The second link is from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention "Interim Guidance for Businesses and Employers – Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
        https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/guidance-business-response.html?CDC_AA_refVal=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.cdc.gov%2Fcoronavirus%2F2019-ncov%2Fspecific-groups%2Fguidance-business-response.html
        https://www.osha.gov/Publications/OSHA3990.pdf
        Please let me know if you need additional information.
        Sincerely,
        Scott

    Scott Larese
        City Manager | Titusville Florida
        555 S. Washington Ave.
        Titusville, Florida 32796-2806
        Phone: 321-567-3702
        Website: www.titusville.com

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