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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 COVID-19@flhealth.gov
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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 Cancels 4th of July Fireworks Event

Post Date:05/28/2020 1:27 PM
The City of Melbourne has canceled its annual Fourth of July celebration at Front Street Park due to issues related to COVID-19.
 
The annual event is held at Front Street Park where thousands of people gather to watch the fireworks display. Unfortunately, the park is not large enough to accommodate recommended social distancing to keep people safe.
 
In addition, the fireworks show is primarily funded through generous donations from local businesses. Fundraising typically begins in the early spring, but the annual campaign was not conducted this year in light of the economic impact that the COVID-19 crisis is having on our local businesses. 
 
“Though we are deeply disappointed that we cannot hold our traditional fireworks event on the Fourth of July, we are looking into possibly hosting an alternative celebratory event later this year,” said Mayor Kathy Meehan. “We look forward to the day when we can bring the community together again.” 
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