BREVARD COUNTY, Fla. – After a month long stay-at-home order to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, Gov. Ron DeSantis issued a new executive order allowing some businesses to reopen with restrictions beginning May 4. The governor’s order is part of a multi-phase plan to slowly reopen the state’s economy and allows for local leaders to make decisions based on their communities.
Brevard County officials have announced the following will reopen or operate under modified standards to prevent the spread of COVID-19 on May 4:
Beach parking: County beach parking reopened on May 1 but some cities have restricted parking for a little longer. Here’s the latest on beach side parking restrictions.
County facilities will open by May 18 under a limited occupancy.
Summer camps: All Brevard County summer camp programs through the Parks and Recreation Department are canceled. Parks and Recreation sites will provide breakfast and launch fro children under 18 beginning June 1.
Libraries: Titusville Public Library opened May 4 with limited occupancy. The plan is to have all 17 county libraries open by May 18.
Campgrounds: Long Point Park Campground, Manatee Hammock Campground and Wickham Park Campground have started to accept limited reservations. Click here for the specifics.
Jetty Park: A phased reopening of Jetty Park has begun with certain restrictions and limitations in place. Click here to read more.
Cocoa Beach Pier: The pier parking lot is back open and restaurants began opening May 4 starting with Sea Dogs. Rikki Tiki Tavern, The Boardwalk Bar and Pelican’s Bar & Grill all open May 8. Keith’s Oyster Bar remains closed.
Beach chair rentals are also available again.
Brevard Zoo: Officials with the Brevard Zoo announced that it will reopen to the general public on May 23. Guests age 7 and older must wear a face covering. Click here for more information on the zoo’s adjusted operations.
Hotels: Restrictions on hotels, which included staying only for medical, domestic violence or business reasons will be lifted. AirBnB and vacation rentals are still restricted under the governor’s order.
Ron Jon Surf Shop in Cocoa Beach reopens Wednesday, May 6. The store said to check its website for updated hours.
Melbourne Square Mall plans to reopen May 8, with reduced hours from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday and noon to 6 p.m. Sunday.
As more restrictions are rolled back this story will be updated.