SPACE COAST COVID-19 UPDATE: Brevard County Government Closes Facilities to Public; Services Continue
By Space Coast Daily // March 20, 2020
closure will extend through at least April 15
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – Beginning at 12 p.m. today, Friday, March 20, all Brevard County Government facilities will be closed to the public for the health and safety of county residents and County employees during the COVID-19 crisis.
The closure will extend through at least Wednesday, April 15, unless circumstances change.
While County offices will be closed to the general public, essential County service operations will continue with limited staffing in accordance with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommendations for social distancing to limit the spread of COVID-19.
The Brevard County Board of County Commissioners meeting scheduled for 9 a.m. Tuesday, March 24, will be held as scheduled and will be open to the public. Commissioners’ district offices 1, 2, 4 and 5 will be closed to the public but remain staffed. District 3 office will remain open to the public.
All Brevard County Courthouses and the County Clerk’s Office will remain open to the public.
The Supervisor of Elections will remain open through 5 p.m. today. Please visit votebrevard.com for updates.
The public is encouraged to make use of online services on www.brevardfl.gov or call for assistance at 321-633-2000. Your patience and understanding are appreciated while staff continues to respond to inquiries and requests via telephone and email.
The message for prevention continues to be individual responsibility, with the key focus on social distancing and avoidance of large gatherings to prevent the spread of germs.
Individuals should continue to wash their hands often and thoroughly, using soap and warm water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.
Other measures to aid in prevention include:
• Practice social distancing by keeping 6 feet between yourself and others;
• Avoid large gatherings;
• Self-isolate if you are sick; and
• Call your regular physician, local emergency room, or urgent care clinic for screening to determine whether you should be seen by medical personnel.
Brevard County residents may call 2-1-1 between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. for up-to-date information regarding coronavirus.
After hours, anyone with questions should call the FDOH COVID-19 Call Center at 866-779-6121. The call center is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Educational resources are available on the FDOH web site HERE.
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