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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 - On Thursday, May 21, the Community Health Northwest Florida COVID-19 mobile testing unit will be heading back to Cantonment. The drive-through unit will be at Carver Park, 208 Webb Street, Cantonment from 9 a.m. to noon or while testing supplies last. Please bring photo ID and insurance card (if insured.)  No pre-screening required.  Escambia County residents only, please. 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.        
  • 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 - A mobile testing site at the University of West Florida will be open to the public 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. seven days a week for an additional two weeks from May 15. 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.
  • Pensacola State College - A mobile testing site at Pensacola State College, Warrington Campus, will be open to the public 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the following dates: Thursday, May 21- Friday May 22, and Tuesday, May 26 - Friday, May 29. Drive-thru testing is available to all persons with or without symptoms, no appointment needed. Bring your driver’s license.

  • 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 May 27-29 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. CT at 1300 West Gregory St., Pensacola, FL 32502
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  • Escambia County COVID-19 Update #108

    Published May 22, 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 #107

    Published May 21, 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 Commission Votes to Amend Beach Executive Order

    Published May 21, 2020
    The Escambia County Board of County Commissioners voted Thursday, May 21, to amend Executive Order 20-8 regarding Escambia County public beaches.
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  • Escambia County COVID-19 Update #106

    Published May 20, 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 #105

    Published May 19, 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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  • County Receives Official Letter Approving Short-Term Vacation Rental Plan

    Published May 19, 2020
    Escambia County received the official letter from Secretary Beshears with the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation approving the short-term vacation rental plan that was submitted Friday, May 15. The letters from and to the Secretary as well as the plan are attached to this news release. This plan went into effect immediately today and will be reviewed weekly.
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