The City of Titusville, Florida / Emergency Management / City Manager Updates / City Manager Update 4/30/20 9AMCity Manager Update 4/30/20 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 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?mc_cid=3ef71f2a6a&mc_eid=%5bUNIQID%5d
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.