The City of Titusville, Florida / Emergency Management / City Manager Updates / City Manager Update 05/01/20 - 9AMCity Manager Update 05/01/20 - 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 187 countries, with more than 3,260,964 cases worldwide, including 1,056,466 cases in the United States. There are 285 confirmed COVID-19 cases, and 8 deaths in Brevard County
The City will begin reopening our facilities by using a phased in approach by dates. These dates are subject to change as conditions warrant. The health and safety of our citizens and Staff remains the City’s top priority. The City will take extra precautions during our reopening including issuing antibacterial/antimicrobial washable masks to all of our employees. There will be physical distancing measures in place along with extra disinfecting cleaning for touch points.
On May 6th - City Hall will reopen to the public by appointment only. Masks will be issued for public entry. All other facilities will remain closed to the public.
On May 11th – Our employees that have been working remote will return to working live. Vulnerable employees will remain on administrative leave until the State goes to reopening phase 2.
On May 18th – City Hall and all City facilities will reopen to the public.
On May 26 – Community Redevelopment Agency and Regular City Council meetings.
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 spacing 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 hairdressers
- 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.
Executive Orders 20-87 and 20-91 are extended until May 4.
- Executive Order 20-87: Vacation rentals, including rental of any house, condominium, cooperative, or dwelling unit that is also transient public lodging establishment, are prohibited from making new reservations or bookings and shall not accept new guests for 14 days.
- Executive Order 20-91: Limit movements and personal interactions outside the home to only those necessary and essential activities. Per the EO, senior citizens and individuals with a significant underlying medical condition (such as chronic lung disease, moderate-to-severe asthma, serious heart conditions, immunocompromised status, cancer, diabetes, severe obesity, renal failure, and liver disease) shall stay at home and take all measures to limit the risk of exposure to COVID-19. Essential services or essential activities are designated by EO 20-89 and DHS Essential Critical Infrastructure Workforce (v2); these are included in the Executive Order.
Indian River County will begin allowing curbside pickup of library books on Friday, May 1. Beach access points have reopened, and beaches are open to the public from sunrise to sunset, for limited recreational activities.
Orange County curfew remains in effect until further notice.
Osceola County curfew will end on Monday, May 4.
Seminole County issued a social distancing order for reopening.
Volusia County announced it is opening a limited amount of additional off-beach parking and providing public access to library computers by appointment.