City of Melbourne COVID-19 Updates

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The City of Melbourne continues to work closely with officials at Brevard County and the Florida Department of Health to monitor the spread of the Coronavirus/COVID-19 and formulate a coordinated local response. 

The most current information about City of Melbourne operations, event cancellations and postponements, and other changes will be posted to this webpage.

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COVID-19 Call Center: (866) 779-6121 or email
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Phase 2

July 1, 2020, Update:

The Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation has amended the emergency order issued on June 26, 2020, regarding the suspension of on-premises consumption of alcohol at bars and pubs to allow any establishment licensed to sell food to also sell alcohol. For details, please see Amended Emergency Order 2020-09

Phase 2 Highlights:

  • People are encouraged to limit gatherings to 50 or fewer, up from 10 or fewer under Phase
  • Restaurants can allow seating at the bar.
  • Bars can open with 50% capacity inside and must be seated for service; outdoor can operate at full capacity. However, on-site alcohol consumption at bars was suspended by the DBPR on June 26.
  • Retail can open at full capacity.
  • Gyms can operate at full capacity.
  • Entertainment businesses, such as movie theaters and bowling alleys, can operate at 50% capacity.
  • Personal service businesses, such as tattoo parlors and tanning salons, can operate following health department guidelines.

For more information about Phase 2, see:

Information about Phase 1:

Specific inquiries may be directed to the Department of Business and Professional Regulation (DBPR):

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City of Melbourne to Re-open Playgrounds, Restrooms and Ballfields May 16 with Precautions

Post Date:05/14/2020 4:27 PM

On Saturday, May 16, the City of Melbourne will re-open its playgrounds, park restrooms and ballfields with some limitations and precautions:

  • All visitors are asked to practice social distancing and not gather in groups of 10 or more.
  • The ballfields will not be open to league play. Only groups of 10 or fewer may use the ballfields.
  • Please be aware that city staff will only be able to clean and sanitize play structures and restrooms twice a day. We encourage visitors to take any personal precautions they feel necessary, such as using hand sanitizer before and after use of the playground equipment. 

Other Parks and Recreation Programs and Facilities:

  • The city’s golf courses and tennis courts remain open with modifications. 
  • City community centers, the auditorium and pools will remain closed through May 31.
  • Organized events, activities and rentals have been canceled through May 31.
  • Swim lesson registration has been postponed to a later date to be determined. 
  • Summer camp and summer camp registration have been postponed to a later date to be determined. Applications for financial aid are still being accepted.

More information on the status of these and all City of Melbourne facilities may be found on the “City Services” tab of our dedicated COVID-19 information webpage. 

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