This COVID-19 operational update is for the seven days from last Thursday July 23 through today, Wednesday July 29.
In follow-up implementation of the City Council’s adopted Emergency Ordinance No. 2020-05, staff has continued over the past week to work to inform and educate businesses and citizens about the local masking requirements that commenced on Saturday, July 18.
Over the past week, Code Enforcement staff personally visited numerous West Melbourne businesses with copies of both alternative masking policy signs and the opt-in form so that each personally-visited business has been able to select which of the two signs to post and to opt-in if they so choose. Our full page advertisement explaining the ordinance will appear in the upcoming Melbourne-West Melbourne edition of the Hometown News.
Over the past week, we sent an e-mail to each West Melbourne business where we have an e-mail address on file to directly inform them of the opportunities for small business participation in the County’s two CARES Act-funded small business and not-for-profit assistance programs where the application windows are open – the personal protective equipment program for employees and customers and the grant program to help offset COVID-19 business losses. This information is also on the City’s web site, which was pushed out to our Facebook page.
Over the past week, I participated in three conference calls – two with the Brevard County Emergency Operation Center and one with the Board of Directors of the Space Coast League of Cities. The Space Coast League of Cities position letters on emergency management being prepared for delivery to the Brevard County Commission and to the Florida Department of Emergency Management are scheduled to be sent out on Friday.
Tomorrow, I will be hosting a conference call of the Space Coast County, City and Town Managers group for all the municipal and county managers to share current information and planned actions related to each local government’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic.