COVID-19

On Wednesday, April 29, 2020, Governor Ron DeSantis announced his plans yesterday for Phase One of the Safe. Smart. Step-by-Step. Plan for Florida’s Recovery. 

Information concerning the Executive Order can be found here: https://www.flgov.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/Exec-Order-20-112-FAQs-1.pdf

Rockledge News Alerts and Info

Rockledge Alerts Page

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

City of Cocoa Press Release Regarding July 4th Event Cancellation

https://www.cocoafl.org/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=1724 

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!

Playground Closures

As the COVID-19 circumstances evolve, the CDC has recommended that people do not visit playgrounds.  In accordance with this guidance, Brevard County Parks and Recreation will immediately be closing all playground equipment areas until further notice.  This includes parks with playground areas in Rockledge.

Per the CDC: 
Do not use playgrounds, including water playgrounds, located within local, state, or national parks.
Using playgrounds might lead to the spread of COVID-19 because:
•    They are often crowded and could easily exceed recommended guidance for gatherings.
•    It can be challenging to keep surfaces clean and disinfected.
•    The virus can spread when young children touch contaminated equipment and then touch their hands to their eyes, nose, or mouth.

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