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Monthly Meetings

House Committee
Monday before Post
Meeting 6:00 PM

Post Meeting
Third Wednesday
6:00 PM

Auxiliary Meeting
Third Tuesday
6:00 PM

COVID-19 Information

Throughout this pandemic, best to rely on primary sources such as the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO). Florida-specific information is at Florida Health. Stay informed. Stay safe.

Coronavirus Testing in Brevard County

Coronavirus drive-thru testing sites operated by Omni Healthcare are available at various locations in Brevard County. Patients have to be screened and need to register by calling 321-802-5515. Providers will be asking patients if they meet the following criteria:
- First responders
- Anyone with minimal symptoms of a cough or low-grade fever
- Anyone over the age of 45 with one chronic illness
- Anyone over the age of 60

Additional testing sites (virus and antibody) can be found by contacting the Brevard County Health Department.

Financial Assistance

Our Paycheck Protection Program loan application was approved. The loan was closed on Friday, May 8th. This loan enables VFW Post 10148 to provide a paycheck to those employees who choose to stay with the Post. Those whose personal schedules and commitments permit continuing to work for the Post have been assisting with the initial phase of the renovation project.

Our Post employees and any Post or Auxiliary member whose Florida employment has been impacted by the pandemic should take action to secure assistance by going to the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity web site. Recent improvements to the system have been introduced to improve ease of access but it is likely best to access the web site late at night or early in the morning.

For Post members who are small business owners, assistance options include not only the Paycheck Protection Program but also SBA Express Bridge Loans and Economic Injury Disaster Loans. The Paycheck Protection Program provides assistance with employee job retention and payroll maintenance. The Express Bridge Loans are designed to provide limited paperwork, quick access of up to $25,000 while completing the application and awaiting the adjudication for assistance from Economic Injury Disaster Loans. Details on these assistance programs can be found at the Small Business Administration web site.

Stay Informed. Stay Safe.

As we make our way through the this pandemic, be wary of prevention or cure myths. The World Health Organization provides information on various COVID-19 myths at www.who.int (WHO). Click on the red COVID-19 pandemic graphic and then scroll down and click on the blue Myth busters graphic.