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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.

You can also follow the City of Melbourne on Facebook or Twitter.

COVID-19 Call Center: (866) 779-6121 or email COVID-19@flhealth.gov
The Florida Department of Health (DOH) has created a call-in number for questions relating to #COVID19 which is available 24/7. 

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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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Council Approves Program to Provide Rental, Mortgage & Utilities Assistance to Residents in Need

Post Date:06/10/2020 9:44 AM
Last night the Melbourne City Council approved a new program to help residents who may be facing homelessness due to the economic downturn resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Emergency Rental, Mortgage, and Public Utilities Assistance Program provides temporary assistance for up to three months of rent, mortgage and/or public utilities payments. The maximum monthly assistance will be $1,600 and will be made directly to the creditor. The City will use $233,590 from the Coronavirus Aid Relief and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) Community Development Block Grant Coronavirus (CDBG-CV) to fund the program.

The Emergency Rental, Mortgage, and Public Utilities Assistance Program is open to City of Melbourne residents with a household income at the time of application that does not exceed 80% of the area median income, adjusted for family size.  Additionally, a household must have experienced a verifiable loss of income due to the impacts of CODIV-19, such as a layoff, furlough, or reduction of hours. At the time of application, the applicant must be delinquent on monthly rent or mortgage or public utilities payments after March 1, 2020, and have less than $5,000 in liquid assets. 

Beginning on June 15, interested City of Melbourne residents may call 321-608-7530 to complete a pre-screening checklist to verify all required information before they start the application process.
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