Coronavirus: All City of Palm Bay facilities will be closed to the public until April 15. Essential municipal service operations will continue with limited staffing. Coronavirus Information and Resources

Coronavirus Information and Resources

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Governor DeSantis Issues Executive Order 20-91
Essential Services and Activities During COVID-19 Emergency

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The City of Palm Bay continues to actively monitor developments related to Coronavirus, also known as COVID-19. We are working closely with partners at Brevard County Government and the Florida Department of Health to coordinate appropriate planning and response efforts and to share information with residents.

On Thursday, March 19th, 2020, Mayor William Capote signed Legislative Order No. D-2020-01, declaring a State of Local Emergency in the City of Palm Bay in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. On Wednesday, March 25th, 2020, City Council approved Resolution 2020-09, extending the State of Local Emergency.

Beginning at 12:00pm on Friday, March 20th, 2020, all City of Palm Bay facilities will be closed to the public for the health and safety of Palm Bay citizens and City personnel during the COVID-19 crisis. The closure will extend through at least Wednesday, April 15th, 2020, unless circumstances change. While the City of Palm Bay facilities will be closed to the general public, essential municipal service operations will continue with limited staffing to comply with social distancing guidelines to limit the spread of COVID-19.

COVID-19 Call Center: (866) 779-6121 or email

The Florida Department of Health (DOH) has created a call-in number for questions relating to #COVID19 which is available 24/7. You can also visit their website at for the most up-to-date information.

COVID-19 Testing Options Increase in Brevard County

Following new guidelines from the Florida Department of Health, the options for receiving a COVID-19 test in Brevard County have increased.

While hospitalized patients and healthcare facility workers with symptoms rank as the highest priority for testing, COVID-19 tests are now increasingly available for those with symptoms who did not meet previous Centers for Disease Control and Prevention criteria.

The Florida Department of Health in Brevard County is providing appointment-only drive-through COVID-19 tests to symptomatic individuals meeting the following criteria:

  • Those age 65 and older
  • Those with underlying health conditions
  • First responders
  • Anyone who does not meet the above criteria, but has symptoms and a prescription from a medical doctor

Symptoms of COVID-19 include fever of 100.4 or higher, cough, and shortness of breath. Those experiencing emergency warning signs such as difficulty breathing, persistent pain or pressure in the chest, new confusion or inability to arouse, or bluish lips or face, should immediately seek medical attention.

Appointments must be scheduled ahead of time by calling (321) 454-7141 for screening and registration.

In addition, several urgent care clinics and some private medical facilities are also providing COVID-19 tests. Anyone who believes they may have COVID-19 should call their health care provider before going to the facility.

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  • City News

    Do you have a Business Resiliency Plan?

    The City of Palm Bay's Community & Economic Development Department is following all COVID-19 updates closely to identify resources for local businesses impacted by the pandemic.

    04/01/2020 11:58 AM

  • City News

    COVID-19 Testing Options Increase in Brevard County

    Following new guidelines from the Florida Department of Health, the options for receiving a COVID-19 test in Brevard County have increased.

    04/01/2020 8:35 AM

  • City News

    211 Relief Fund: United Way of Brevard Launching the Brevard COVID-19 Response Fund

    The 211 Helpline is available 24/7 to connect you with resources for food, mental health, legal support and more. Those in need of help can dial 2-1-1 or call (321) 632-6688.

    03/31/2020 9:51 AM

  • It Starts In Parks

    City of Palm Bay Closes Playgrounds and McGriff Skatepark

    Effective immediately, all City of Palm Bay playgrounds and the McGriff Park skatepark will be closed to public access until further notice. The temporary closures are intended to protect the health of the citizens of Palm Bay by reducing the chance of COVID-19 exposure.

    03/30/2020 7:46 PM

  • Fire Rescue Logo

    Burn Ban in Effect for Brevard County

    Due to ongoing drought conditions, favorable to the eruption of wildfires, Brevard County has implemented a ban on open burning, such as bonfires, campfires, trash burning and other incineration, throughout the county.

    03/30/2020 3:00 PM

  • City News

    Space Coast Area Transit - COVID-19 Updates

    Due to the COVID-19 virus emergency declaration, all fares on Space Coast Area Transit have been waived by the Brevard County Board of County Commissioners until April 30th, 2020.

    03/30/2020 2:42 PM

  • City News

    Brevard County EOC at Activation Level 1 for COVID-19

    In order to more broadly address the COVID-19 pandemic, the Brevard County Emergency Operations Center is now operating at Level 1 activation.

    03/30/2020 2:32 PM

  • City News

    Palm Bay Utilities Suspends Late Fees and Shut-Offs

    Through April 15th, the Palm Bay Utilities Department will not perform service shut-offs due to non-payment. All penalties and fees associated with late payments will also be waived during this time.

    03/20/2020 5:41 PM

  • It Starts In Parks

    Palm Bay Parks & Recreation Closures

    The City of Palm Bay Parks & Recreation Department has announced some additional closings of city and community partner locations beginning on Monday, March 23.

    03/20/2020 5:01 PM

  • City News

    Coronavirus Update

    Public Access Closure for All City of Palm Bay Facilities; Municipal Operations to Continue

    03/19/2020 4:49 PM

  • Waste Management Truck

    Waste Management COVID-19 Update

    Waste Management will temporarily close residential call centers as they work to coordinate remote operations for employees. Electronic customer communications are still available through email and live chat at

    03/19/2020 3:24 PM

  • City News

    Driveway and Lot Drainage Office Closed to the Public

    The Driveway and Lot Drainage office is implementing proactive measures for the safety of residents and employees in the Department’s waiting and service area.

    03/18/2020 4:47 PM

  • City News

    Coronavirus Update

    The City of Palm Bay has instituted protective measures to prevent the possible spread of COVID-19 and remains operational.

    03/18/2020 4:33 PM

  • City News

    COVID-19: Business Damage Assessment Survey

    The City encourages any business affected by COVID-19 to complete the Business Damage Assessment Survey to help direct State resources and enable access to Federal programs.

    03/17/2020 4:35 PM

  • City News

    First Presumptive Positive Case of COVID-19 in Brevard

    Health officials have announced the first presumptive case of COVID-19 in Brevard County. What does this mean for residents? Now is the time to exercise precautions to limit potential exposure and the spread of respiratory illness.

    03/17/2020 8:05 AM

  • City News

    Coronavirus Update

    City of Palm Bay Implements Precautionary Measures in Response to COVID-19

    03/13/2020 4:59 PM

  • City News

    Coronavirus Information and Resources

    The City of Palm Bay is monitoring the status of the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19). While there are currently no confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Brevard County, residents are encouraged to take precautions to limit exposure to respiratory illness.

    03/10/2020 5:04 PM