City of Titusville COVID-19 Update/SITREP as of 01-Apr-20 / 0900
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:
Only one member of the public will be allowed in the Council Chambers at a time to speak.
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.
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.
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.
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.
COVID-19 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.
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
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.
Our next update is scheduled for today (Wednesday) 1 Apr / 1400.
Scott Larese City Manager | Titusville Florida
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