Coronavirus: All City of Palm Bay facilities will be closed to the public until April 30. Essential municipal service operations will continue with limited staffing. Coronavirus Information and Resources

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Virtual City Council Meetings

Beginning April 8th, 2020 City Council will hold weekly Special Council Meetings every Wednesday in a virtual format to comply with social distancing guidelines and prevent the spread of COVID-19. Learn More

Governor DeSantis Issues Executive Order 20-91

On April 1st, 2020, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis issued Executive Order Number 20-91 entitled Essential Services and Activities During COVID-19 Emergency. The Executive Order, which directs Floridians to stay at home for the next 30 days unless seeking or carrying out essential services, will be effective at 12:01 am on April 3rd, 2020. This Order will expire on April 30th, 2020 unless extended by subsequent order. Read More

Mayor Capote discusses the impact the Safer at Home order will have on Palm Bay residents.

City Manager Lisa Morrell discusses the effect the Safer at Home order will have on Palm Bay residents.

 We are here for you! City Manager Lisa Morrell addresses the citizens of Palm Bay.

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 April 30th, 2020. 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.

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Coronavirus Update

Post Date:03/13/2020 4:59 PM

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. Currently, there are no reported COVID-19 cases in Brevard County.

Facility Closures
The City of Palm Bay Parks and Recreation Department is instituting several protective measures to prevent the possible spread of COVID-19. The City encourages the cancellation of gatherings and special events, including the rental of facilities and park pavilions. Patrons who have rented a City facility will be contacted by a Parks and Recreation staff member and offered a refund, if desired. Patrons who wish to proceed with their rental are asked to contact Parks and Recreation to confirm so that the facility can be properly cleaned prior to use.

While the Parks Department welcomes residents to visit City parks and open-air spaces, the following facilities will be closed:

  • The Greater Palm Bay Senior Center - closed through at least Monday, March 30th
  • The Tony Rosa Community Center* – closed through at least Sunday, April 5th
  • Ted Whitlock Community Center* – closed through at least Sunday, April 5th

*Please note that early voting on March 14th and regular voting on March 17th will be available as planned at both Community Centers.

Event Updates
As the City continues to monitor the situation, we are actively evaluating events and leagues on a case-by-case basis to determine if cancellation or postponement is necessary to limit the spread of respiratory illnesses like COVID-19 and the flu.

After careful deliberation and in an abundance of caution, the City of Palm Bay has decided to cancel or postpone the following events as a preventative measure:

  • All classes, leagues, day camps, and other programs held at Palm Bay Community Centers are cancelled through at least April 6th
  • Fun Friday by the Bay on April 3rd has been cancelled
  • Walk Your Tail Off on March 14th has been cancelled
  • Mayor’s Fitness Challenge events are cancelled until further notice
  • Fitness Bootcamps at City Hall are cancelled until further notice
  • United Way Tax Prep events are cancelled until further notice
  • Fingerprinting for the public at Palm Bay Police Department suspended until further notice
  • Seniors and Law Enforcement Together (SALT) Meeting on March 24th has been cancelled

Preventative Measures
To limit the spread of respiratory illnesses at City facilities, the City of Palm Bay is enacting protective and preventative cleaning measures. Beginning on Monday, March 16th, the City will increase janitorial services in all public areas to twice-a-day cleanings, five days per week to include the disinfection of public entry areas at all buildings, publicly-accessible areas including the Dawn Reid Community Meeting Room, restroom door handles, paper towel dispensers, toilet paper dispensers, and soap dispensers. Additionally, seating in Council Chambers has been spread out to prevent crowding in City meetings. Residents may also watch meetings live on the City’s website and Facebook page.

City of Palm Bay staff have been briefed on enhanced sanitation strategies to reduce the likelihood of viral transmission in the workplace. Department Heads have been encouraged to avoid in-person staff meetings whenever possible in favor of virtual meetings. All City Business travel has been suspended through March 30th. Additionally, staff has been directed to cancel all employee gatherings, award ceremonies, and other events through the end of March. 

Impacts to Business
In response to COVID-19, the State of Florida has activated the Business Damage Assessment Survey to assess the impact of COVID-19 on local business operations to help direct State resources and enable access to federal programs. The City encourages any business affected by COVID-19 to complete the survey online at

Results from the survey will be shared with state agencies and local partners. Surveys submitted by small businesses can be used to access the Small Business Administration’s Economic Injury Disaster Loan, made available through the Coronavirus Preparedness and Response Supplemental Appropriations Act.

Moving Forward
The City of Palm Bay will continue to work closely with partner agencies to coordinate COVID-19 planning efforts and share updates on the City website and social media pages. We encourage residents to continue observing preventative measures like hand washing and social distancing and to stay informed by following the Centers for Disease Control and Florida Department of Health websites and social media accounts. The Florida Department of Health has also established an informational COVID-19 hotline at 1-866-779-6121 that is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. 

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