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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.
 

Gov. DeSantis Issues "Phase 1: Safe. Smart. Step-by-Step" Executive Order

Governor Ron DeSantis issued Executive Order 20-123 on May 15, 2020, which brings all Florida counties into Full Phase 1: Safe. Smart. Step-by-Step. Plan for Florida’s Recovery effective May 18. Infographic

Updated Phase 1 Safe. Smart. Step-by-Step May 18

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 the week of April 27 for Ascension Medical Group Sacred Heart’s drive-through centers in Pensacola, Destin and Panama City to provide community testing for Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) are:
      • Pensacola location - open 9 a.m. to 1 p.m, Monday through Friday
      • Destin location - open 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Mondays and Wednesdays
      • Panama City location - open 9 a.m. to 1 pm., Tuesdays and Thursdays  

Interested persons who want to get tested for the virus must first call a designated call center first for a phone screening. The number is 850-746-2684. The call center will be open from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m., Monday through Friday.

  • Community Health Northwest Florida -  More information on locations will be provided as the mobile testing schedule is confirmed. If you don't have a healthcare provider or health insurance, call, do not visit, Community Health Northwest Florida at 850-436-4630.     
    • Walk-Up Testing on Wednesday, June 3 from 9 a.m. to noon (or until testing supplies last) at Pensacola Village Apartments, 500 E. Fairfield Drive, Pensacola, FL 32503. Please bring photo ID and insurance card (if insured). No pre-screening required. Escambia County residents only, please. 

    • Drive-Through testing, Friday, June 5 from 9 a.m. to noon (weather permitting while testing supplies last) at American Legion post 193, 2708 North 12th Avenue, Pensacola, FL 32503. Open to all ages, Escambia County residents only. There is a high probability of rain so please check the Community Health Northwest Florida Facebook page for announcements concerning cancellation and possible reschedule date.

  • 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.
     
  • UWF - This site reopened Tuesday, June 2 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. A mobile testing site at the University of West Florida is open to the public 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. seven days a week (following June 2). The drive-through test site is located at the SP2 parking lot, which is on the east side of campus, near the East Sports Complex. Individuals are asked to remain in their vehicles, and pre-screening is not required.
  • 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 June 1-5 from 9 a.m. to noon CT at 1300 West Gregory St., Pensacola, FL 32502
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  • Escambia County COVID-19 Update #114

    Published Jun 02, 2020
    The Escambia County Joint Information Center is distributing updates Monday through Friday to streamline communication from our partner agencies regarding COVID-19. As this dynamic situation unfolds, the frequency of these updates may change if there is breaking news. Individual organizations will continue to send news releases.
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  • Escambia County COVID-19 Update #113

    Published Jun 01, 2020
    The Escambia County Joint Information Center is distributing updates Monday through Friday to streamline communication from our partner agencies regarding COVID-19. As this dynamic situation unfolds, the frequency of these updates may change if there is breaking news. Individual organizations will continue to send news releases.
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  • Escambia County COVID-19 Update #112

    Published May 29, 2020
    The Escambia County Joint Information Center is distributing updates Monday through Friday to streamline communication from our partner agencies regarding COVID-19. As this dynamic situation unfolds, the frequency of these updates may change if there is breaking news. Individual organizations will continue to send news releases.
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  • ECAT to Offer Masks to Riders Beginning Monday, June 1

    Published May 29, 2020
    Beginning Monday, June 1, passengers will be encouraged to wear face masks while riding Escambia County Area Transit buses. If a rider does not already have a mask, ECAT employees will offer a mask to the passenger during the month of June to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. ECAT operators will also continue to wear masks.
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  • Escambia County COVID-19 Update #111

    Published May 28, 2020
    The Escambia County Joint Information Center is distributing updates Monday through Friday to streamline communication from our partner agencies regarding COVID-19. As this dynamic situation unfolds, the frequency of these updates may change if there is breaking news. Individual organizations will continue to send news releases.
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  • Hurricane Preparedness Tips During COVID-19 from Escambia County

    Published May 28, 2020
    Hurricane Season is June 1 through November 30. Escambia County would like to encourage residents to stay informed and be prepared in the event of a disaster or weather event. For more information go to BeReadyEscambia.com.
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