City Manager COVID Updates

City Manager | May 6

Governor DeSantis signed Executive orders 21-101 (invalidating all remaining local emergency orders based on the COVID-19 emergency) and 21-102 (suspending all remaining local government mandates and restrictions based on COVID-19 state of emergency) on Monday May 3, 2021. These executive orders  invalidated or suspended local states of emergency that place restrictions on individual rights and liberties.  Read them at https://www.titusville.com/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=162

The City of Titusville’s  local current State of Emergency dated March 18, 2020 (see attached) places no restriction on individual rights and liberties therefore will remain valid and in effect until July 1, 2021in accordance with EO 21-101.

As of May 5, 2021 at 0925 am, there are 41,350 COVID-19 cases in Brevard County (40,629 Brevard residents and 721 non-residents). There are a total of 2,352 (hospitalizations 6% of all cases) and 866 fatalities (2% of all cases). There are 3358 COVID-19 cases In Titusville.    

The total number of Florida residents vaccinated is 9,037,042 with 2,503,976 receiving the first dose and 6,533,066 completing the two dose series. Yesterday 124 Brevard County residents received the first vaccine dose, 696 residents received the second dose for a total of 820 completing the vaccination regiment.  Cumulative Brevard 70,073 residents have received the first dose, 177,450 residents have received the second dose for a total of 247,523 completing the vaccine regiment.   

Parrish Medical Center is providing testing in North Brevard by appointment only.  You must pre-register at: https://www.parrishhealthcare.com/about-us/coronavirus-disease-2019-covid-19-updates/covid-19-test-registration/  or by calling 321-268-6139 or text “covid test” to 321-204-1699.  Parrish Website link: https://www.parrishhealthcare.com/about-us/coronavirus-disease-2019-covid-19-updates/  The next testing locations, date and times are May 14 at Parrish Health and Fitness Center located at 2210 Cheney Hwy from 1:30 to 3:30 PM.  On May 20, testing will be conducted at the Harry T. Moore Social Center located at 725 S Deleon Ave. from 12: to 1:00 PM.

Vaccinations with no appointments are available in Mims on Monday May 24, 2021 at the Cuyler Community Center on May 24, 2021 from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. The community center is located at 2329 Harry T. Moore Ave. Mims, FL 32754. The second dose will be available at the Cuyler Community Center on Monday, June 21, 2021 from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

 Another option available is through Brevard Department of Health: http://brevard.floridahealth.gov/ located a 2555 Judge Fran Jamieson Way – Viera.  

If you know an individual who is homebound and would like to have a vaccine, reach out to Brevard County Fire Rescue  (321) 633-2056.

Florida Department of Health vaccination daily status report: http://ww11.doh.state.fl.us/comm/_partners/covid19_report_archive/vaccine/vaccine_report_latest.pdf

Florida Department of Health COVID-19 state wide daily status report: http://ww11.doh.state.fl.us/comm/_partners/covid19_report_archive/cases-monitoring-and-pui-information/state-report/state_reports_latest.pdf

Florida Department of Health COVID-19 county-wide daily status report (Brevard County is on page 11 and 12): http://ww11.doh.state.fl.us/comm/_partners/covid19_report_archive/cases-monitoring-and-pui-information/county-report/county_reports_latest.pdf

Titusville Neighborhood Services reopened its COVID-19 Emergency Assistance Program, for eligible households. The Emergency Assistance covers rental assistance, mortgage assistance. At this time City utilities such as water, sewer, or garbage are not eligible for funding. This round, the application is available on our webpage at:  https://www.titusville.com/1008/COVD19-EMERGENCY-ASSISTANCE-PROGRAM  either in a printed format or an on-line submittal format.  For those that do not have internet access, applications will be available at the Harry T. Moore Social Service Center.  Applications are expected to be accepted through December 31, 2021, or until funds are depleted.   

The Brevard County Board of Commissioners has allocated more than $18 million in federal dollars for an Emergency Rental Assistance Program for income-eligible Brevard County residents impacted during the COVID-19 pandemic.  The Emergency Rental Assistance Program provides financial assistance and housing stability services, including rent, rental arrears, utilities and home energy costs, utilities and home energy costs arrears, and other expenses related to housing incurred due, directly or indirectly, to the novel coronavirus disease. Assistance is restricted to households whose income is at or below 80% of area median income ($55,350 for a family of four). The application for the program will be available at all 17 Brevard County Libraries and the Law Library, on the Department’s website, http://www.brevardfl.gov/HumanServices, and through an online system https://brevardflhhs.seamlessdocs.com/f/EmergencyRentalAssistance.

Eligibility requirements include:

  • Applicant is a resident of Brevard County.
  • Applicant is at or below 80% of Area Median Income.
  • The applicant must sign all required documents (application, social security number waiver, release/request of information, etc.) or their application will be rejected/denied.
  • Documentation of all income from the entire Household as reported on the Household Income Section of the application (include 2 months of bank statements, paystubs, etc., or a 2020 tax return (IRS Form 1040).
  • All members of a household must be accounted for in the application.
  • For applications filled out by hand, please make sure that the writing is clear and legible.