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Escambia County starts accepting applications for the Escambia CARES Family Emergency Financial Assistance Grants beginning Friday, Sept. 25, at 8 a.m. Applications will be accepted through Tuesday, Sept. 29 at 8 p.m. Apply online at myescambia.com/CARES and at several physical locations throughout the county.
 
 
 
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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 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 fgor 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 Monday-Friday, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. 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.

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. People from all states can be tested if they meet the screening criteria.

  • Community Health Northwest Florida -  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: No pre-screening required, open to the public of all ages. Bring photo ID and insurance card (if insured). Testing until supplies last, weather permitting. Please wear face covering if you have one. Drive-through locations below, remain in your vehicle and await instructions. The following drive-through sites are open 9 a.m. to noon, no pre-screening required:
    • Mondays at Community Health Northwest Florida, 2315 W. Jackson St., Pensacola

    • Wednesdays at Community Health Northwest Florida Cantonment Pediatrics, 470 S. Highway 29, Cantonment.

    • Fridays at Brownsville Community Center, 3200 W. DeSoto Street (parking lot across street), Pensacola.

    • All regularly scheduled M, W, F mobile testing sites are expected to resume operations the week of Sept. 28.

  • 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 - The drive-through only test site is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, seven days a week, unless there is inclement weather. Self-swabbing is available by appointment. Ages 5-17 require an appointment. Appointments can be made by the following methods: “doineedacovid19test.com” or by calling, 1-800-635-8611. It 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, which must have a window. Pre-screening is not required. Must be 18 or older to be tested. FL ID required for adults.
  • FDOH-Escambia Downtown Center – Walk-in testing, no appointment needed for all Florida residents with or without symptoms, all ages. Bring your Florida driver’s license. Open Sept. 28-Oct. 2 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 1300 W. Gregory St., Pensacola. Dates are subject to change due to inclement weather or shortage of supplies. Cloth face coverings are required to enter the building for testing. 

  • Publix (9th Avenue and Bayou Boulvard) - A state-sponsored walk-up test site opened July 2 at 9th Avenue in front of Publix at 5055 N. 9th Ave. The site is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Florida residents only. No pre-screening required. Must be 18 or older to be tested. 
  • 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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