Space Coast COVID-19 Guide

Click on any topic below to get links to trusted sources for information & community resources. The Space Coast COVID-19 Guide is an evolving tool that was last updated at 3am on 3/23/20. To recommend additions or edits, email mutualaidbrevard@gmail.com.

Brevard County Health Department

  • Coronavirus Call Center: 321-454-7141 (7 days a week from 8:00am to 5:00pm)
  • Epidemiology Department: 321-454-7101
  • brevard.floridahealth.gov

Medicare

Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
24-Hour Disaster Distress Hotline: 1-800-985-5990

Brevard Health Alliance (BHA)

  • Brevard Health Alliance provides extensive primary health care services to Brevard County residents regardless of their ability to pay. By offering services on a sliding-fee scale, BHA has provided primary care service, behavioral health services, limited dental services, diagnostic services, resource management services, medication assistance, and specialty referrals to Brevard County's economically disadvantaged residents since March of 2005.
  • Brevard Health Alliance COVID-19 Updates

Florida Blue 24-Hour Bilingual Emotional Support Helpline: 1-833-848-1762

  • The toll-free helpline connects individuals with specially trained behavioral health counselors who can assist anyone experiencing feelings of stress, anxiety, trauma and grief due to the health crisis.

Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (for filing Unemployment Benefits)

Department of Labor

Restaurant Workers' Community Foundation

One Fair Wage (for Service Workers)

United States Bartenders Guild (USBG)

Society of Professional Journalists

Brevard County Public Schools

  • Brevard County Public Schools will remain closed through May 4th, but remote instruction will begin on March 30th. State assessment tests are cancelled for this year.
  • Coronavirus News & FAQs
  • Free meals will be distributed for children 18 years & younger beginning March 23rd at 27 schools across Brevard. Click here for more info.

Eastern Florida State College

  • Coronavirus Update
  • All campus locations will remain closed following Spring Break for students and will reopen on Monday, March 30.
  • Classes that have already been online will continue March 23rd without interruption. Most face-to-face classes are suspended until March 30th when they will resume in an online format.
  • Spring Commencement ceremony & athletic events are cancelled for remainder of term.

Florida Institute of Technology (FIT)

  • Coronavirus Updates & Info
  • Commencement has been cancelled, and face-to-face instruction is cancelled for the remainder of Spring Semester.
  • The university moves to online instruction on March 23rd.

University of Central Florida (UCF)

US Department of Education

Florida Department of Children & Families

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
1-866-762-2237

Women, Infants, and Children (WIC)
1-321-639-5793

Social Security Administration
1-800-772-1213

United Way of Brevard

  • United Way of Brevard has authorized $50,000 from their 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.

211.org

CORONAVIRUS MUTUAL AID NETWORK OF BREVARD COUNTY, FL

Serene Harbor (24/7 Domestic Violence Support)
1-321-726-8282

Store Hours FOR SENIORS ONLY

  • Publix: Tuesday & Wednesday, 7-8am
  • Walmart: Tuesday, first hour of business
  • Target: Wednesday, 8-9am
  • Winn Dixie: Monday-Friday, 8-9am
  • Walgreens: Tuesday, 8-9am
  • Costco: Tuesday & Thursday, 9-10am
  • Dollar General: Daily, first hour of business
  • Big Lots: Daily, first hour of business
  • Fresh Market: Monday-Friday, 8-9am

AGING MATTERS

Free Meals at Evans Community Market – Melbourne

Brevard County Public Schools

  • Free meals will be distributed for children 18 years & younger beginning March 23rd at 27 schools across Brevard. Click here for more info.

Second Harvest of Central Florida Food Locator

Evans Community Market – Melbourne

Hospitality Life, Inc.

Local Restaurants

CORONAVIRUS MUTUAL AID NETWORK OF BREVARD COUNTY, FL

Space Coast Area Transit

Evictions & Foreclosures (SUSPENDED UNTIL APRIL 15)

Fannie Mae & Freddie Mac

For Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac home loans:

  • Contact your mortgage servicer if you are impacted by COVID-19 to find out if you are eligible for a forbearance plan to reduce or suspend mortgage payments for up to 12 months without impacting your credit score or incurring late fees.
  • Foreclosure sales & evictions are suspended for 60 days.
  • Fannie Mae COVID-19 Info
  • Freddie Mac COVID-19 Info

Women's Center - Transitional Housing Program

  • The Transitional housing program is a self-sufficiency program for low income women and their children who are homeless or at imminent risk of homelessness. There is one efficiency unit for a single woman without children.  Openings are available and if you would like to apply for Transitional Housing, please contact them at 321.242.3110.

Housing Authority of Brevard County (HUD) - Section 8 Housing & Vouchers

Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)

Florida Power & Light

Local Water Utilities

  • Local water utilities will work with customers to ensure water is not cut off during this public health crisis.
  • Cocoa Water Customer Service: (321) 433-8400 – All Cocoa water shut-offs due to non-payment have been suspended during this time.
  • Melbourne Water Customer Service: (855) 270-3592
  • Palm Bay Water Customer Service: (321) 733-3069

Charter Communications/Spectrum

Federal Communications Commission (FCC)

Over 390 internet providers & related companies, including AT&T, TMobile, Verizon, Sprint, Verizon, Charter, etc., have signed the Keep Americans Connected Pledge, agreeing for the next 60 days to:

  • not terminate service to any residential or small business customers because of their inability to pay their bills due to the disruptions caused by the coronavirus pandemic;
  • waive any late fees that any residential or small business customers incur because of their economic circumstances related to the coronavirus pandemic; and
  • open its Wi-Fi hotspots to any American who needs them.

Brevard County Sheriff’s Office (BCSO)

Florida Department of Corrections (FDC)

Brevard County Clerk of Court

  • COVID-19 Announcements
  • Effective Monday, March 23, 2020, the Merritt Island and Palm Bay offices will be closed to the public.  All other Clerk of Court locations will remain open to the public.
  • All grand jury proceedings, jury selection proceedings, and criminal and civil jury trials are suspended during the period beginning Monday, March 16, 2020, through Friday, March 27, 2020, or as provided by subsequent order. However, a proceeding that has been commenced may proceed to completion if the presiding judge, with approval of the chief judge, determines that completion of the proceeding without delay is required by the interests of justice. Click here for more detailed info.

Florida Attorney General