Coronavirus (COVID-19) City Updates

Latest Update:  Tuesday, April 7, 2020; 10:15 a.m.

COVID-19 CASES CONFIRMED IN CITY OF SATELLITE BEACH
As of 04/06/2020, five confirmed case in the City of Satellite Beach

CITY SERVICES AND OPERATIONS

All City facilities are now closed to the public. City employees will continue to satisfy requests for services by phone or through online services. Following is a list of phone numbers for the departments.
 
City Hall Main Number (321) 773-4407
Community Development/Building (321) 773-4409
Fire Department non-emergency (321) 773-4405
Police Department non-emergency (321) 773-4400
Recreation Department (321) 773-6458
 
Beaches:
UPDATED 04/06/2020
Cape Canaveral, Cocoa Beach, Satellite Beach, Indian Harbour Beach, Indialantic, and Melbourne Beach beaches are closed to all activities except walking, jogging, biking, fishing, surfing and swimming until April 30, 2020.  RCs Access (across from Atlantic Plaza) will be closed until further notice. Please refrain from parking in the Atlantic Plaza and other businesses parking lots. Activities such as sunbathing, sitting in chairs, organized sports or lying on blankets and grouping of persons is not permitted.  People will not be allowed to congregate on boardwalks and access areas.  Compliance with the CDC recommendations regarding social distancing shall apply.  When your activity is complete, you will be required to leave the beach area.  This follows State of Florida Executive Order 20-91, Safer at Home, specifically Essential Activities and will apply until further notice.  Beach parking and beach access parking, will remain closed.  Failure to comply with the Order may result in further restrictions being applied.  

See City of Satellite Beach Executive Order 2

Building Permits:

Please utilize the online permitting services for all Building Permit applications.  To submit Building or Engineering Plans, please call the Building Department at (321) 773-4409 and make arrangements for drop off.

City Meetings:
All advisory board and committee meetings have been cancelled until April 15.

The April 1 City Council meeting will be held at 4:00 p.m. 
Please click the following link to learn more about public participation for this meeting:  April 1 City Council Meeting Details

City Parks:
All outdoor non-beach parks are still open; however, the restrooms, playgrounds and exercise equipment at these facilities are closed.  When using these facilities, please use the same precautions for all other areas: Frequent hand washing, hand sanitizer, and the 6-foot distance requirement.  If we see problems at these facilities, including unsafe practices and large gatherings, or if the directives from the State or County change, we will need to close these facilities as well.

Satellite Beach Recreation Facilities, including the dog park, skate park, tennis courts, racquetball courts and all athletic fields will be closed to the public in an effort to successfully uphold the CDC guidance to maximize social distancing and prohibit gatherings larger than 10 people. Recreation facility closures will remain in effect until further notice.  At this time the walking paths through Desoto Storm Water Park and the Sports & Recreation Park are accessible to foot traffic only. Parking at these facilities will be closed to vehicles. 

City-Sponsored Events:
City-sponsored and permitted events have been cancelled or postponed until April 30, 2020 or until further notice.  All youth and adult sporting activities and programs are suspended effective immediately until further notice.

Facility Rentals:

All indoor rental facilities are now closed.  Please call the Recreation Department for more information.

Trash Pick-Up:
Waste Management has suspended its call center, and will only take electronic work requests on their websiteIf any residents have issues with this service, call City Hall and we can assist you with a service request.  This will not impact or interrupt trash pick-up service for residents.

Virtual Recreation:
Satellite Beach Recreation is now offering virtual programming Monday through Friday. Classes include our award-winning Rhythm In Motion Dance Programs, QiGong/Tai Chi, Somer Camp Fitness, Nature Nick, DIY with DecorSauce and our newest community program, For Kids By Kids where kids from our community share their talents and knowledge. Each Friday we will offer a "Live" Concert or Movie Night Watch Party as part of this programming. City thrives on community involvement and our instructors, locals and City Government have come together to offer a sense of structure and familiarity during these unprecedented times. Schedules and updates will be posted on the Facebook Page - Play Satellite Beach. If you are interested in participating in For Kids by Kids please contact apazderak@satellitebeach.org.

ASSISTANCE FOR RESIDENTS
  • CDC Website for COVID-19:  www.coronavirus.gov 
  • For questions related to COVID-19 in Florida, please contact the Department’s dedicated COVID-19 Call Center by calling 1-866-779-6121. The Call Center is available 24 hours per day. Inquiries may also be emailed to COVID-19@flhealth.gov connects residents to financial, mental health and crisis assistance.
  • United Way of Brevard's COVID-19 Community Resources website contains frequently-updated information on resources available for residents, families and small businesses being impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The list of resources includes the sites for distribution for free meals for students.  United Way is launching the Brevard COVID-19 Response Fund. United Way of Brevard has authorized $50,000 from our emergency fund to aid in recovery efforts. This fund will be activated the week of March 23rd, and 211 Brevard will be taking calls from those who have lost their jobs due to COVID-19.
  • Residents whose employment has been negatively impacted as a result of COVID-19 can apply for reemployment assistance benefits (formerly known as unemployment compensation) through the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity.  
  • The City of Melbourne has temporarily suspended water shut-offs for non-payment. Customers needing to discuss their specific situation should call Melbourne Utility Billing at 321-608-7100.
  • DONATIONS NEEDED:  The Fire Department is collecting non-perishable, non-expired food items, paper products (toilet paper, paper towels), and personal hygiene items, for our community paramedic patients and other residents that are confined to their homes due to age or medical reasons. Donations can be dropped off at Publix in Satellite Beach or outside the lobbies of the Satellite Beach City Hall, Fire Department, Police Department and DRS Community Center.
  • NEW!  Brevard County Chambers of Commerce and several other community business leaders have partnered to provide local businesses with up-to-date, timely and relevant information through a series of webinars.  Brevard Business Support Webinar
NEW!  COVID-19 DRIVE-THRU TESTING IN BREVARD COUNTY
  • OMNI Healthcare at 1344 S. Apollo Blvd in Melbourne is designated as a drive-through test collection site for COVID-19. Patients can be pre-screened and pre-register by calling (321) 802-5515 or (321) 727-1973 for additional information. Those patients meeting eligibility criteria based on OMNI Healthcare’s guidelines are eligible for a nasopharyngeal swab collection at OMNI’s facility in Melbourne. Eligibility requirements include first responders, anyone with minimal symptoms of a cough or low grade fever, age over 45 with one chronic illness or anyone over the age of 60.  PRE-QUALIFICATION IS REQUIRED. To register for a COVID-19 nasal swab test, call (321) 802-5515 to be screened and potentially qualified.  Once registered and authorized for collection, patients will retrieve their nasal swab kit at the Melbourne drive-through location. Physicians will be on-hand to administer the test. Once the administration of the test is complete, it will be processed using the RT-PCR test approved by the FDA. An OMNI Healthcare physician will review the results with each patient via Telehealth (virtual) services and provide next steps.  The Melbourne test collecting facility will begin operating on Tuesday, April 7th and run daily from 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.  Insurances will be billed for testing.  For more information about OMNI Healthcare’s drive-through test collection facility in Melbourne and possible other sites, please refer to www.COVID19testbrevard.com.
  • Florida Department of Health (FDOH) will be offering Drive-thru testing at its North, Central (2555 Judge Fran Jamieson Way, Viera, FL 32940) and South (601 East University Boulevard, Melbourne, FL 32901) locations.  PRE-QUALIFICATION IS REQUIRED. Those patients meeting eligibility criteria based on FDOH's guidelines are eligible for a nasopharyngeal swab collection.  Eligibility requirements include those with minimal symptoms of a cough, shortness of breath, or low grade fever of 100.4+, AND are first responders, age 65 or older, have underlying health conditions or have a prescription from a medical doctor.  To schedule an appointment, call (321) 454-7141.

REDUCE RISK OF EXPOSURE

CDC’s recommendations to reduce your risk of exposure: 

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.
  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES
Brevard County Emergency Management COVID-19 website
Brevard County Schools COVID-19 Updates
Florida Department of Health COVID-19 Data Dashboard
World Health Organization (WHO) COVID-19 website

PRESS RELEASES
03-26-2020 Beach Closures March 27-29, 2020
04-02-2020 Beach Closures