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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 2: Safe. Smart. Step-by-Step" Executive Order

Governor Ron DeSantis issued Executive Order 20-139 on June 3, 2020, which brings all Florida counties except Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach into Phase 2: Safe. Smart. Step-by-Step. Phase 2 effective June 5. Presentation

On June 26, the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation issued Emergency Order 2020-09 stopping on-site drinking of alcohol at bars statewide.

Phase 2 Safe. Smart. Step-by-Step June 3 2020

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

  • 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. Please check the Community Health Northwest Florida Facebook page for announcements.

    • Drive-Up testing along the side of the building on Wednesday, July 1 from 9 a.m. to noon at Community Health Northwest Florida, 2315 W. Jackson St., Pensacola. No pre-screening required, open to Escambia County residents of all ages. Bring photo ID and insurance card (if insured). Testing until supplies last, weather permitting.
    • Walk-Up testing on Wednesday, July 8 from 9 a.m. to noon at Attucks Court, Pensacola. No pre-screening required, open to Escambia County residents of all ages. Bring photo ID and insurance card (if insured). Testing until supplies last, weather permitting.
  • 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, unless there is inclement weather. 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.
  • 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 June 29 - July 2 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.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.
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  • Escambia County COVID-19 Update #135

    Published Jul 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 #134

    Published Jun 30, 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 Returns to a Modified Schedule Tuesday, June 30

    Published Jun 29, 2020
    ECAT is pleased to announce buses will return to running a modified schedule instead of peak service beginning Tuesday, June 30. More bus drivers are returning to work after receiving negative COVID-19 results. Currently, there is one bus driver who tested positive.
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  • Escambia County COVID-19 Update #133

    Published Jun 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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  • Escambia County Thanks the Governor for his Visit and COVID-19 Update

    Published Jun 28, 2020
    Today Governor Ron DeSantis held a press conference at Ascension Sacred Heart Hospital in Pensacola about COVID-19. Escambia County would like to thank the governor and hospital executives for providing updates to our community. He compared the data from March versus June.
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  • Escambia County COVID-19 Update #132

    Published Jun 26, 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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