The City of Titusville, Florida / Emergency Management / City Manager Updates / City Manager Update 05/26/20 - 9AMCity Manager Update 05/26/20 - 9AM
The health and safety of our citizens and Staff is the City’s top priority. City Hall is operating with reduced hours to allow additional cleaning of contact areas. Hours of operations are 9am – noon and 1pm to 4pm.
The upcoming manned mission of the Space X launch set for tomorrow May 27th
at 4:32pm. We anticipate a high number of visitors and spectators for this launch and are making plans for vehicle, pedestrian and bicycle traffic. The City of Titusville is running this public service announcement to assist residents and visitors viewing the SpaceX Crew Dragon Manned Launch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oFKMmnw47Nk&feature=youtu.be
Once the launch happens, although we have extensive plans in place to safely route the visitors/spectators out of the city, we do anticipate having traffic delays, mainly along the Washington Ave, Garden St, Cheney Highway, Columbia Blvd and South Street corridors.
The current traffic plans include the following after the launch countdown:
A Max Brewer Bridge - Traffic on A Max Brewer Bridge will be sent westbound along Garden Street to I-95 or Northbound along N Washington Avenue to SR 46. No traffic will be allowed to turn south along S Hopkins Avenue.
S Washington Avenue - Traffic along S Washington Avenue will be routed the following:
• If spectators are north of Harrison Street, all attempts will be made to route traffic north along Washington to Garden Street, or continue North to SR46
• If spectators are south of Harrison Street, all attempts will be made to route traffic south along Washington to Cheney Highway then westbound.
• At some point if we get backup up along Cheney and Columbia, we will shut west bound access down and require all vehicles to travel south along Washington to Cocoa to take SR 528 and or SR520 westbound.
The Housing and Human Services Coronavirus Assistance Program application form can be found at http://www.brevardfl.gov/HumanServices/Announcements
The Salvation Army Brevard Domestic Violence Program has implemented a “phone text/web chat” communication tool for survivors/victims to safely utilize in order to seek help or assistance. The 24/7 Domestic Violence Hotline number is 321-6312764. Text/Web Chat available Monday –Friday from 9am to 6pm text to: 321-450HEAL (4325). Chat at www.rc.chat/tsadvp
The CDC has updated the “Guidance for Communities, Schools, and Workplaces, and Events” . This website is found at: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/index.html
Florida Department of Health COVID-19: https://floridahealthcovid19.gov/
Florida Department of Health Daily Report: https://floridadisaster.org/globalassets/covid19/dailies/covid-19-data---daily-report-2020-05-25-0947.pdf
Florida Department of Health Daily Report by County: http://ww11.doh.state.fl.us/comm/_partners/action/report_archive/county/county_reports_20200525.pdf
As we begin preparing for hurricane season the 2020 Disaster Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday begins Friday, May 29, 2020, and extends through Thursday, June 4, 2020. During this sales tax holiday period, qualifying items related to disaster preparedness are exempt from sales tax. However, the sales tax holiday does not apply to the rental or repair of any of the qualifying items. Here’s a link to Florida Department of Revenue regarding the sales tax holiday: https://floridarevenue.com/disasterprep/Pages/default.aspx