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Past articles by Dave:

Brevard County, Florida Department of Health add two new free COVID-19 testing sites

COVID-19-related deaths in Brevard County have increased by 83 in a week, according to latest CDC report. → Read More

Health Foundation kicks off 'Get Vaccinated Brevard' campaign for COVID-19 vaccines

The campaign "is meant to convey that people should get vaccinated to protect not only themselves, but also others." → Read More

COVID-19 data 'really not a good combination' with weekly cases up, vaccinations down, 1,156 total deaths

Madison Middle School in Titusville will be closed Monday and Tuesday, because of expanded cases of COVID-19 and to prevent further spread of virus. → Read More

Brevard COVID-19 cases keep climbing with 'quite substantial' increase in last week

Brevard's emergency management director says there have been "cascading effects" in local medical community as a result of surge in COVID-19 cases. → Read More

Health First implements strict no-visitor policy at its four hospitals due to COVID-19

Among the exceptions are a father/partner and doula are allowed for birth of child; and a minor child may have one parent at a time visit. → Read More

Hospitals over capacity as COVID-19 cases swamp Brevard admissions and emergency rooms

Hospitals feeling the squeeze as COVID-19 cases dominate admissions → Read More

With COVID-19 cases continuing to rise, officials say everyone who can should get vaccinated

In the latest week, number of new cases per 100,000 population in Brevard exceeded 600. That's up from less than 50 new cases per 100,000 in late May. → Read More

County Commission OKs 'premium pay' for vaccinated employees, opposes COVID-19 special leave

COVID-19-related measures generate passionate discussion during County Commission meeting. → Read More

Food vouchers, zoo tickets, breakfasts offered to get a COVID-19 vaccine at Brevard sites

The incentives include a $10 food voucher for local grocery stores, free Brevard Zoo admission and a free breakfast. → Read More

Proposal would provide COVID-19 'premium pay' for vaccinated 'essential' county workers

County Commissioner John Tobia said he wants to use $2 million in federal funds from the American Rescue Plan Act for his proposal. → Read More

COVID-19 case counts continue spiking in Brevard County, with 2,166 new cases last week

The weekly total compares with 1,443 new cases in Brevard a week ago, 693 two weeks ago and 495 three weeks ago. → Read More

COVID-19 surge creates wave of infections and concerns of doctors and local officials

Case counts, hospital admissions rising as Delta variant increases concerns about coronavirus → Read More

In Brevard, at least, once a high-rise is occupied, no structural inspections are required

Space Coast condominium associations use private companies to find structural issues, but some are afraid to hire them because they fear repair costs → Read More

Space Coast Area Transit promotes 321Transit app for bus riders, offers free fares Thursday

With new app, riders can view any bus on its route with real-time arrival information and use contactless mobile ticketing. → Read More

Home rule fight: Florida Legislature chips away at powers of your local leaders

Local officials lament often-successful efforts by Legislature to take away their powers to control everything from home businesses to cruise ships → Read More

Panic-buying by motorists means some service stations may temporarily run out of gas

AAA urges drivers to "be calm and not make matters worse by hoarding. Continue with normal fueling patterns, and take only what you need." → Read More

Florida, Space Coast not likely to be hit by major gas shortage due to pipeline shutdown

AAA spokesman Mark Jenkins said some service stations are running out of gasoline in the Pensacola, Tallahassee and Tampa areas due to panic-buying. → Read More

Port Canaveral hosts COVID-19 vaccination event Monday with prizes, giveaways

The first 200 people vaccinated will receive voucher for Victory Casino cruise for two, including dining and $10 each of slot credits, valued at $86. → Read More

County, health officials say COVID-19 vaccine rates need to improve; variant cases increase

Cases of COVID-19 variants are surging in Florida, more than doubling in the past two weeks to more than 10,000 cases. → Read More

Health Department offers COVID-19 vaccines in various Brevard libraries, community centers

The core concept of operation is to target residents in various community, especially for individuals with transportation or technology barriers. → Read More