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Escambia County would like to remind the public that face masks are available at the following locations as part of the Mask Up, Escambia! public health campaign. As a reminder, the City of Pensacola is requiring face coverings to be worn by employees and patrons inside businesses within City of Pensacola limits.

The Florida Department of Health (the Department) issued a Public Health Advisory recommending the following: all individuals in Florida should wear face coverings in any setting where social distancing is not possible. All individuals should refrain from participation in social or recreational gatherings of more than 10 people.

The Florida Department of Health Coronavirus Call Center is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at
1-866-779-6121
or you can email your questions to COVID-19@flhealth.gov. Visit floridahealth.gov for the most up-to-date resource for information and guidance regarding COVID-19 in Florida.

For Escambia County specific COVID-19 questions please call the Citizen Information Center at 850-471-6600 or email covid19@myescambia.com.
 

Testing Sites

  • Ascension Medical Group Sacred Heart opened the first regional drive-through testing center for COVID-19 on Monday, March 16, 2020. The schedule for Ascension Medical Group Sacred Heart’s drive-through center in Pensacola provides community testing for Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) are:
      • Pensacola location off Bayou Blvd. - open 9 a.m. to 1 p.m, Monday through Friday. This site can provide up to 300 nasal swab tests per day with lab results back within 48 hours.   
      • The COVID-19 testing center in Pensacola operated by Ascension Medical Group Sacred Heart will be open Friday, Nov. 27 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m, and Saturday, Nov. 28 from 9 a.m. until noon. The drive-through testing center provides testing for all individuals regardless of whether or not they have symptoms of COVID-19. Before going for a test, interested persons first must call (850) 746-2684.
      • COVID-19 rapid testing is now available in partnership with Ascension Sacred Heart by appointment only for Escambia County residents 3 months and older who are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms. Patients desiring rapid testing must call the Ascension Sacred Heart call center at (850) 746-2684 to be pre-screened and scheduled (if eligible). 

  • Community Health Northwest Florida — All Community Northwest Florida COVID-19 mobile testing sites will be closed Thursday, Nov. 26-Saturday Nov. 28 for the Thanksgiving holiday. If you don't have a healthcare provider or health insurance, call Community Health Northwest Florida at 850-436-4630. More information on locations will be provided as the mobile testing schedule is confirmed. Please check the Community Health Northwest Florida Facebook page for updates and additional information. Information for all testing sites: Community Northwest Florida now offers rapid COVID-19 mobile testing five days a week at two different locations, Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.:
    • Community Health Northwest Florida Cantonment Pediatrics, 470 S. Highway 29, Cantonment.
    • Brownsville Community Center, 3200 W. DeSoto St., (parking lot across the street), Pensacola.
    Drive-through testing is also available at these sites and requires no pre-screening, all ages are able to be tested. Bring a photo ID and insurance card (if insured).

    Rapid testing is offered for symptomatic individuals by appointment only. These patients must call the Ascension Sacred Heart call center at 850-746-2684 to be pre-screened and scheduled. For questions about testing, please call 850-436-4630 and a team member will be happy to assist you!
         
  • Baptist Health Care - Call the screening center at 850-434-4080 to determine if you need an appointment. Online assessment screenings are also available via their website or text “Screen” to 850-318-3080. The online assessment screening is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. 

    Baptist Urgent Care – Airport is open on Thanksgiving Day, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. COVID testing is there as needed, but it is not a drive-through testing site.

  • FDOH-Escambia Downtown Center – Drive-thru testing, no appointment needed for all Florida residents with or without symptoms. Bring your Florida driver’s license. Open November 30, December 1, December 3 and December 4 from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. CT at 1300 West Gregory St., Pensacola, FL 32502. Dates are subject to change due to inclement weather or shortage of supplies.
  • OneBlood is testing all blood donations for the COVID-19 antibody. The antibody test is authorized by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and will indicate if the donor’s immune system has produced antibodies to the virus, regardless of whether they ever showed symptoms. Appointments to donate are required. Masks are required to be worn by all blood donors. You may wear your own or we will provide one for you if needed. To protect our team members and other donors, please do not present to donate if you are not feeling well or have a fever. Please stay home and consider donating once you feel better.

Gov. DeSantis Issues "Phase 3: Safe. Smart. Step-by-Step" Executive Order

Governor Ron DeSantis issued Executive Order 20-244 on September 25, 2020, which brings all Florida counties into Phase 3: Safe. Smart. Step-by-Step. Phase 2 effective June 5. This Executive Order specifically lifts the capacity restrictions on restaurants.

For more information on Florida's COVID-19 response plan, visit Gov. DeSantis' COVID-19 Resource Page.

Phase 3 Safe. Smart. Step-by-Step September 25, 2020
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