The City of Titusville, Florida / Emergency Management / City Manager Updates / City Manager Update 4/20/20 - 12PMCity Manager Update 4/20/20 - 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 2,394,291 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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. This revision more fully describes who is considered critical infrastructure workers. To read, go to: http://ow.ly/hkzX50ziV0D
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