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Posted on: March 12, 2020

Coronavirus- COVID -19 Updates

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December 2, 2020        12:56pm

COVID-19 Update from Fire Chief
November 17 to current - 14 day expiration applied.
Current cases within City limits: 28
Unincorporated Area: 5


December 2, 2020        8:19am

Long message from FPL. But worth the read. Help relief from COVID-19 impact.
Regulators approve FPL Main Street Recovery Credit Program to provide relief for small businesses in 2021
 FPL continues to offer a range of relief options for all customers struggling with their electric bills due to COVID-19, including direct credits, payment extensions and waived fees for customers expressing hardship.
 Governmental assistance funding remains available for Floridians who need help paying their utility bills.
 The Florida Public Service Commission today approved Florida
Power & Light Company’s new program to offer credits to qualifying small businesses that have been impacted by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The FPL Main
Street Recovery Credit Program is the latest of several programs that the company initiated to show its steadfast support of adversely impacted customers during the global
pandemic.
Establishments in FPL’s service area that are eligible to apply for the program include:
 New small businesses
 Small businesses that were inactive for at least six months in 2020
 Existing small businesses operating in federal Opportunity Zones in FPL’s service area
Qualifying small businesses would receive a monthly 10% credit on the energy charge portion of their electric bill for the duration of the program. The company will implement the FPL Main Street Recovery Credit Program for qualifying small businesses
in January and offer bill credits through the end of 2021.
Recent studies showed the toll the pandemic has taken on the state’s 2.7 million small businesses. Florida ranks fourth in the nation for business closures with 5,300 permanent closures and 3,300 temporary closures, according to a Yelp economic report.
A recent survey of more than 4,800 Florida small businesses conducted by the Florida Chamber Foundation found that:
 More than half of businesses either voluntarily closed or were forced to close
 More than 30% suspended operations during the survey
 More than 45% expressed concern about their ability to operate in the future
“Despite COVID-19’s unpredictability and disruptiveness, one thing remains clear – we are always committed to finding innovative ways to help our customers,” said FPL President and CEO Eric Silagy. “We appreciate the Florida Public Service Commission’s quick and thorough review and approval of this new initiative to help our small businesses and independent stores that make up the fabric of our communities. This program is one more way FPL is helping to rebuild our economy and move Florida forward.” Interested businesses can apply for the program on FPL’s website, www.FPL.com, beginning next month. Unwavering commitment to supporting customers FPL’s approved plan to assist small businesses is another example of direct relief that the company is providing customers in response to COVID-19, including those customers significantly behind on their bills.
Last month, FPL announced it donated $15 million to help approximately 55,000 residential customers who receive federal assistance through the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) or the Emergency Home Energy Assistance for the Elderly Program (EHEAP). These customers will receive credits on their monthly electric bill through December 2021.
In mid-March, FPL immediately began offering payment extensions and waiving late fees for customers experiencing hardship due to the pandemic, policies that remain in effect. During that time, the company also suspended disconnections for nonpayment and continued doing so for more than six months. Through a careful and measured approach, FPL resumed issuing final notices in September. To date, approximately 75% of customers who have received a final notice and passed their due date for payment have worked with FPL to make a payment arrangement and avoid disconnection for nonpayment. For those customers who were disconnected, more than 80% were reconnected within 24 hours following payment of their past due balance.
Since September, FPL issued more than $15 million in bill credits to more than 112,000 residential and small business customers based on the status of their account and how long the account has been past due. Additionally, the FPSC unanimously approved FPL’s plan to accelerate deposit refunds to eligible residential customers who have paid on time and in full for the last 12 months. The company is also planning to accelerate deposit refunds to eligible small business customers. Florida Power & Light Company
Florida Power & Light Company is the largest energy company in the United States as measured by retail electricity produced and sold, serving more than 5.1 million customer accounts or an estimated 10 million+ people across the state of Florida. FPL’s typical 1,000-kWh residential customer bill is approximately 30% lower than the latest national average and among the lowest in the U.S. FPL’s service reliability is better than 99.98%, and its highly fuel-efficient power plant fleet is one of the cleanest among all electric companies nationwide. The company was recognized in 2020 as one of the most trusted U.S. electric utilities by Escalent for the seventh consecutive year. A leading Florida employer with approximately 8,900 employees, FPL is a subsidiary of Juno Beach,  Florida-based NextEra Energy, Inc. (NYSE: NEE), a clean energy company widely recognized for its efforts in sustainability, ethics and diversity, and has been ranked No. 1 in the electric and gas utilities industry in Fortune’s 2020 list of “World’s Most Admired Companies.” NextEra Energy is also the parent company of Gulf Power Company, which serves approximately 470,000 customers in eight counties throughout northwest Florida, and NextEra Energy Resources, LLC, which, together with its affiliated entities, is the world’s largest generator of renewable energy from the wind and sun and a world leader in battery storage. For more information about NextEra Energy companies, visit these

November 30, 3030     11:25am
COVID-19 Update from Fire Chief
November 15 to current - 14 day expiration applied.
Current cases within City limits: 27
Unincorporated Area: 4


November 25, 2020     10:51am

COVID-19 Update from Fire Chief
November 10 to current - 14 day expiration applied.
Current cases within City limits: 30
Unincorporated Area: 5


November 24, 2020     1:38pm

COVID-19 Update from Fire Chief
November 9 to current - 14 day expiration applied.
Current cases within City limits: 24
Unincorporated Area: 3


Updated November 24: The City of Cocoa Beach Waste Water Treatment Plant are regularly testing Influent water for COVID-19: Current Influent Water Testing Results

November 23, 2020     11:22am

COVID-19 Update from Fire Chief
November 8 to current - 14 day expiration applied.
Current cases within City limits: 24
Unincorporated Area: 3


November 19, 2020     8:18pm

COVID-19 update from Fire Chief
November 4 to current - 14 day expiration applied.
Current cases within City limits: 27
Unincorporated Area: 3


November 19, 2020    10:49am

Christmas Parade Cancelled

November 13,2020    8:35pm  (afternoon report)

COVID-19 update from Fire Chief 
October 29 to current - 14 day expiration applied.
Current cases within City limits: 24
Unincorporated Area: 5


November 13, 2020    11:27am

COVID-19 Update from Fire Chief
October 29 to current - 14 day expiration applied.
Current cases within City limits: 20
Unincorporated Area: 4


November 10, 2020   4:14pm

Covid-19 Update from Fire Chief
October 26 to current - 14 day expiration applied.
Current cases within City limits: 23
Unincorporated Area: 5


November 9, 2020    11:34am

COVID-19 Update from Fire Chief
October 25 to current - 14 day expiration applied.
Current cases within City limits: 24
Unincorporated Area: 5


November 6, 2020    1:39pm

COVID-19 Update from Fire Chief
October 22 to current - 14 day expiration applied.
Current cases within City limits: 26
Unincorporated Area: 4


November 5, 2020     2:16pm

COVID-19 Update from Fire Chief
October 21 to current - 14 day expiration applied.
Current cases within City limits: 23
Unincorporated Area: 4


November 4, 2020    11:56am

COVID-19 Update from Fire Chief
October 20 to current - 14 day expiration applied.
Current cases within City limits: 20
Unincorporated Area: 4


November 3, 2020   10:02pm

COVID-19 Update from Fire Chief
October 19 to current - 14 day expiration applied.
Current cases within City limits: 18
Unincorporated Area: 3


October 30, 2020    6:50pm

COVID-19 Update from Fire Chief

October 15 to current - 14 day expiration applied.

Current cases within City limits: 18

Unincorporated Area: 3


October 28, 2020      4:23pm

COVID-19 Update from the Fire Chief
October 13 to current - 14 day expiration applied.
Current cases within City limits: 20
Unincorporated Area: 5


October 27, 2020        5:45pm

COVID-19 Update from Fire Chief

October 12-to current - 14 day expiration applied.

Current cases within City Limits - 16

Unincorporated Area-  4

October 26, 2020    11:24am

COVID-19 Update from Fire Chief
October 11 to current - 14 day expiration applied.
Current cases within City limits: 16
Unincorporated Area: 4


October 23, 2020    1:46pm

COVID-19 Update from Fire Chief:
October 8 to current - 14 day expiration applied.
Current cases within City limits: 22
Unincorporated Area: 6


October 21, 2020    10:45am

COVID update from Fire Chief
October 6 to current - 14 day expiration applied.
Current cases within City limits: 27
Unincorporated Area: 6


October 20, 2020     11:49am

COVID-19 Update
October 5 to current - 14 day expiration applied.
Current cases within City limits: 27
Unincorporated Area: 6


October 19, 2020    9:22am

COVID-19 Update from Fire Chief
October 4 to current - 14 day expiration applied.
Current cases within City limits: 27
Unincorporated Area: 6


October 16, 2020    1:32pm

Covid-19 Update from Fire Chief
October 1 to current - 14 day expiration applied.
Current cases within City limits: 27
Unincorporated Area: 6

October 15, 2020    2:08pm

Covid-19 Update from Fire Chief
September 30 to current - 14 day expiration applied.
Current cases within City limits: 27
Unincorporated Area: 7


October 14, 2020   10:08am

COVID-19- update from Fire Chief
September 29 to current - 14 day expiration applied.
Current cases within City limits: 23
Unincorporated Area: 6


October 13, 2020    11:01am

COVID-19 Update from Fire Chief.
September 28 to current - 14 day expiration applied.
Current cases within City limits: 23
Unincorporated Area: 4
Additional reports will be issued on the same day if received before midnight.

October 12, 2020     12:19pm

COVID-19 update from Fire Chief
September 27 to current - 14 day expiration applied.
Current cases within City limits: 23
Unincorporated Area: 4
Additional reports will be issued on the same day if received before midnight.


October 10, 2020

COVID-19 update

September 25 to current - 14 day expiration applied.
Current cases within City limits: 22
Unincorporated Area: 3
Additional reports will be issued on the same day if received before midnight.


October 9, 2020     12:04pm

COVID-19 update from Fire Chief-

September 24 to current - 14 day expiration applied.
Current cases within City limits: 20
Unincorporated Area: 3
Additional reports will be issued on the same day if received before midnight.


October 8, 2020     4:58pm

COVID-19 active cases in Cocoa Beach and unincorporated areas.

September 23 to current - 14 day expiration applied.
Current cases within City limits:  19
 Unincorporated Area:   2


October 7, 2020    5:30pm

COVID-19 (active cases) in Cocoa Beach and unincorporated areas per Fire Chief.
September 22 to current - 14 day expiration applied.
Current cases within City limits:16
Unincorporated Area: 2
Unchanged from yesterday's report.


October 2, 2020   12:48 pm

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City Facilities will retain the current protocol until further notice. 

October 1, 2020   2:12pm

The City of Cocoa Beach Waste Water Treatment Plant has been testing for COVID-19: October 2020 Influent Water Testing Results 



September 30, 2020     12:52 pm
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September 2, 2020      2:08 pmOrder 6 - Virtual Meetings_001

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August 25, 2020   5:04 pm

The CARES Act grant from Brevard County is still accepting applications. APPLY today!

http://www.brevardfl.gov/BrevardCARES/home 

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August 3, 2020    10:37 am

PPE Kits are available to be picked up at the Cocoa Beach Public Library on Wednesday, August 5 between 11:00 am-3:00 pm.

Small Business Economic Relief Program- Application deadline is August 10, 2020.

The Brevard County Small Business Economic Relief Program was approved by the Brevard County Board of County Commissioners on July 7, 2020 to assist small businesses and nonprofit organizations with a grant up to $10,000 for  recovery and stabilization of business operations.

Eligibility Criteria

  • The small business must be physically located in Brevard County
  • The small business must have had 50 or fewer employees as of January 1, 2020
  • The small business must have been negatively impacted financially the COVID-19 public health emergency
  • The small business must be enrolled in the US Department of Homeland Security E-Verify program
  • Applicant’s revenue losses or expenses utilized to establish program eligibility and grant amount must not have been reimbursed through the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL), Small Business Administration (SBA) Debt Relief Program or other similar federal and state programs.

An online application will be available on July 27, 2020

Frequently Asked Questions

Apply Online

July 20, 2020   

Small Businesses Impacted by COVID-19 Can Apply for Brevard County-issued Personal Protection Equipment Kits

Small businesses in Brevard County that employ 25 or fewer workers can apply beginning Monday, July 20, for County-provided Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) kits funded through the federal Coronavirus Air, Relief and Economic Security (CARES Act).

The PPE kit distribution was approved by the Board of County Commissioners to support small businesses with supplies to reopen and sustain operations during the ongoing COVID-19 public health emergency.

PPE kits provided by the County will contain 200 procedure masks, 25 reusable cloth masks, 2 boxes of gloves and 2 bottles of hand sanitizer. Applications are available online beginning Monday at www.brevardfl.gov/BrevardCARES. Distribution of the PPE kits will be held from Monday, Aug. 3, through Friday, Aug. 7, at various locations in the county.

Small businesses eligible for the PPE kits must meet the following criteria:

  • Must have 25 or fewer employees
  • Must be located in Brevard County

Must operate be within the following industry segments:

  • Health Care
  • Children services and youth camps
  • Museums and historical sites
  • Amusement and recreation centers
  • Independent restaurants
  • Barber Shops, beauty salons, nail salons, and personal care services

Once approved, businesses may choose from the following locations and times to pick up their PPE kit:

  • Monday, Aug. 3: Titusville Library, 2121 South Hopkins Ave., Titusville, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Tuesday, Aug. 4: Central Brevard Library and Reference Center, 308 Forrest Ave., Cocoa, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
  • Wednesday, Aug. 5: Cocoa Beach Library, 550 North Brevard Ave., Cocoa Beach, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
  • Thursday, Aug. 6: Melbourne Library. 540 East Fee Ave., Melbourne, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
  • Friday, Aug. 7: Brevard County’s warehouse, 7740 Technology Drive, West Melbourne, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.

For more information, call (321) 350-9275.


July 15, 2020    9:29 PM

MESSAGE FROM FLORIDA POWER AND LIGHT

I’m writing to provide an update regarding FPL’s response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. While the wide majority of our customers are able to pay their bills, we do have customers struggling as a result of COVID-19. We remain committed to helping those customers still experiencing hardship. 

As you may know, we have a long history of working with our customers and connecting them with referral services, such as 211, to find financial assistance. As a result of COVID-19, funding to programs, such as the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP), has increased significantly. Consider:

  • In Florida, LIHEAP funding has increased nearly 60% due to COVID-19. 
  • In FPL’s service area alone, we estimate that approximately 75% of LIHEAP funding – or $30 million – remains available to customers. 
  • Additionally, qualifications for programs, like LIHEAP, have been modified, meaning more customers are eligible. 

Unfortunately, the majority of our customers past-due on their bill have not reached out to FPL for help, despite our outreach. Since the beginning of the pandemic, our Customer Service team alone has initiated more than 2.1 million phone calls, emails and other communications. We’d greatly appreciate your help in getting the word out about the assistance that’s available by sharing our posts on Facebook and Twitter.

As we have since mid-March, we’re continuing to suspend disconnections for nonpayment while helping connect customers with financial assistance. And, where there is hardship, we’re continuing to waive late fees and offer customers additional payment extensions to help them manage past-due FPL balances.  

While we never want to turn the lights off for nonpayment – especially during these difficult times – we remain mindful that unpaid electric bills are ultimately paid for by all FPL customers. We will continue to assess our COVID-19 policies to ensure we’re supporting customers experiencing hardship while also balancing the needs of all of our more than 5 million customers. We urge customers struggling to pay their bill to take action now and call us directly, toll-free, at 800-226-3545, to discuss their situation, as they remain responsible for their outstanding FPL balance.

July 8, 2020   11:46 am

ADA Compliant PDF Executive Order 4

All previous City Executive Orders can be found on the Document Center

All Governor’s Executive orders can be found on the Governor’s Website.

For all the latest City Related information on COVID-19 please visit the City’s Covid-19 Update Page or follow us on the City’s Official Facebook Page

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July 6, 2020    2:15 pm

City Facilities Opened19th Hole and Golf Pro Shop (2)City Meetings Protocal

July 4, 2020      11:30 am

Mask advisory 3


July 2, 2020  4:20 pm

Effective July 3, 2020 at 8:00 am Order #1 pertaining to restrictions to activities on the beach. Groups no larger than ten (10) individuals at any place on the ocean beaches in the City of Cocoa Beach, with social distancing of no less than 10 feet in all directions between groups. Fine for violation is set to $500 per occurrence.

July 1, 2020  10:06 am

Cocoa Beach City Commission recommends the following:

Less than 10 people per group.

Wear face coverings

Practice social distancing- 6 feet apart

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June 8, 2020   2:05 pm

19th Hole Restaurant is open- practicing social distancing.


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