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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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
Here is the latest “heat map” showing where the locations of confirmed cases have occurred:
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.