COVID-19

Florida Power & Light Assistance

Important information regarding financial assistance for Florida Power & Light customers in response to the COVID19 pandemic:
As a result of COVID-19, funding to programs, such as the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP), has increased significantly. 
The majority of FPL customers who are past-due on their bill have not reached out to FPL for help!
Since mid-March, FPL has been suspending disconnections for nonpayment while helping connect customers with financial assistance. And, where there is hardship, they are continuing to waive late fees and offer customers additional payment extensions to help them manage past-due FPL balances. 
FPL urges customers struggling to pay their bill to take action now and call them directly, toll-free, at 800-226-3545, to discuss their situation, as they remain responsible for their outstanding FPL balance.

CDC Holiday Guidelines

Click here to learn about the CDC's holiday guidelines!

Brevard County COVID-19 Resources

http://www.brevardfl.gov/BrevardCARES/home

Rockledge News Alerts and Info

Rockledge Alerts Page

#COVID19 UPDATE:
In March 2020, the City of #Rockledge closed a number of City facilities and temporarily discontinued certain services out of an abundance of caution due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
  
The following facilities and sites will remain closed until further notice:
•    Georgia Phillips Reading Room, Rockledge Community Resource Center, 123 Barton Boulevard
•    Training Room, Rockledge Community Resource Center, 123 Barton Boulevard
•    Community Room, Rockledge Department of Public Safety, 1776 Jack Oates Boulevard
•    Rockledge Municipal Building, 11 Orange Avenue
•    Brevard County Library System satellite location at Rockledge City Hall, 1600 Huntington Lane

The Building Department will continue to operate by appointment only until further notice.  Appointments may be scheduled by calling (321) 221-7540, Option 2.  The Building Department will continue permitting functions via e-mail at permitting@cityofrockledge.org for non-engineered permits.  A drop-box outside of the Building Department in the lobby of City Hall is available for non-contact document submittals.  Regular inspections will continue to take place with the exception of residential interior inspections for occupied dwellings.  Please contact the Building Department at (321) 221-7540, Option 2, with questions or concerns.

The City of Rockledge will provide continued updates regarding phased reopenings and rescheduling of events, meetings and facilities through the City website, www.cityofrockledge.org, and the City of Rockledge official Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/CityOfRockledge.

Online Resources/Social Media

CDC: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html
FDOH: https://floridahealthcovid19.gov/
CDC Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CDC/
CDC Twitter: @CDCemergency and @CDCgov
FDOH Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FLDepartmentofHealth/
FDOH Twitter: @healthyFla

COVID-19 Building Department Policy

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, effective 4/8/2020, permit pickup, issuance and payment will be by appointment only, until further notice. Please contact the Building Department at 321.221.7540 to schedule an appointment. We are limiting public access to the Building Department for the safety of our employees, contractors and residents. 

The Building Department will continue functioning for permitting via email at permitting@cityofrockledge.org, for non-engineered permits, or lobby drop box options. Plan review will continue as normal.  Permit and plan review questions can be answered via phone or email. At this time, regular inspections will continue to take place with the exception of residential interior inspections for occupied dwellings. Residential interior inspections for occupied dwellings, windows, doors, mechanical replacements, etc. are discouraged at this time. Should these type of permits require inspection, the contractor should contact the Building Department at 321.221.7540 to make any and all necessary arrangements to meet current inspection protocol.

Patience and understanding from the public is appreciated as we navigate through this uncertain time together as a community!

Prevention

There is currently no vaccine to prevent Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to this virus. Below are ways to help protect yourself:

Avoid touching your face, which includes your eyes, nose, and mouth.

Hand Washing

Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom, before eating, and after blowing your nose, coughing or sneezing. If you don’t have soap and water, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. Cover all surfaces of your hands and rub them together until they feel dry.

Social Distancing

Social distancing measures are taken to restrict when and where people can gather to stop or slow the spread of infection diseases. Social distancing measures include limiting large groups of people coming together (no groups larger than ten), closing buildings, and canceling events. Also, try and keep at least six feet between you and other people.

Do not shake hands, here are some other ways of social greeting.

  • Just say “hello”
  • Smile
  • Wave
  • Give a nod

Avoid close contact with people who are sick and stay home when you’re sick except to get medical care.

Clean and Disinfect

  • Clean AND disinfect frequently touched surfaces daily. This includes tables, doorknobs, light switches, countertops, handles, desks, phones, keyboards, toilets, faucets, and sinks.
  • If surfaces are dirty, clean them: Use detergent or soap and water prior to disinfection.

Rumor Control

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has set up a resource for individuals to distinguish between rumors and facts regarding COVID-19.

Do your part to the stop the spread of disinformation by doing three easy things:

Don’t believe the rumors.
Don’t pass them along.
Go to trusted sources of information to get the facts about the federal (COVID-19) response.

You can check out the Rumor Control page here: https://www.fema.gov/coronavirus-rumor-control