Moving to an every two weeks schedule, this COVID-19 operational update is for the fourteen days from Thursday July 30 through today, Wednesday August 12.
In follow-up implementation of the City Council’s adopted Emergency Ordinance No. 2020-05, Police and Code Enforcement staff have continued to work to inform and educate businesses and citizens about the local masking requirements that commenced on Saturday July 18.
Our full page advertisement explaining the ordinance appeared in the Melbourne-West Melbourne edition of the Hometown News.
I have spoken with two businesses of the opportunities for small business participation in the County’s two CARES Act-funded small business and not-for-profit assistance programs – the personal protective equipment program for employees and customers and the grant program (where the application deadline was extended from August 10 to an indefinite time by the County Commission) to help offset COVID-19 business losses. This information is also on the City’s web site, which has a link to the County’s web site.
Over the past two weeks, I participated in various conference calls with the Brevard County Emergency Operations Center, the Board of Directors of the Space Coast League of Cities, State Department of Emergency Management Director Jared Moskowitz and members of his staff, and the Space Coast County, City and Town Managers.
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.