The City of Titusville, Florida / Emergency Management / City Manager Updates / City Manager Update 3/30/20 - 9amCity of Titusville COVID-19 Update/SITREP as of 30-Mar-20 / 0900All 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.