Updated at 11 a.m. March 25:
Please reference the prior updates and Escambia County COVID-19 Update #11 for a prior comprehensive running list. View an updated list of county closures and cancellations here. This update only includes new information we have received. Weekend updates will be distributed only when there is new information.
City of Pensacola
Changes to City Council Meeting Process for Thursday, March 26
The regular City Council meeting will take place as scheduled on Thursday, March 26 at 5:30 p.m. However, to limit the potential spread of COVID-19, members of the public wishing to attend or participate in the meeting may only do so via video live stream or telephone.
This change in format is consistent with Executive Order 20-69 issued by Gov. Ron DeSantis and has been adopted at the direction of Council President Jewel Cannada-Wynn in consultation with the City Attorney.
The meeting agenda and supporting documents are available on the City of Pensacola's website.
To watch the meeting live:
To provide input:
Note: The online form will be available beginning at 3 p.m. on Thursday, March 26.
- To speak during Leroy Boyd Public Forum:
- To submit a comment on an agenda item:
City Council members and essential City of Pensacola personnel will attend the meeting in person but will spread out to ensure there is adequate room for social distancing according to guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
The City Council meeting will take place in Council Chambers, located on the first floor of City Hall.
Florida Department of Health in Escambia County
- As of 9 a.m., March 25 Escambia County has 13 positive COVID-19 cases. This number is expected to change daily due to the return of results from ongoing testing. For the most up-to-date information regarding confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Florida, visit the COVID-19 dashboard. The site is currently updated twice daily.
- FDOH-Escambia is limiting public access to the Fairfield facility as a method of protecting the health of their clients and staff. Services will continue to be available for persons with appointments (or receiving the service). A parent or guardian may accompany a minor child if the child is receiving the service.
West Florida Healthcare
- Effective Immediately, West Florida Healthcare is implementing a No Visitor Policy for West Florida Hospital, the West Florida Rehabilitation Institute, The Pavilion and Perdido Bay ER. Visitor exceptions will be made for labor and delivery, end of life visits, pediatrics and the pediatric intensive care unit. Those exceptions will be limited to one parent or support person during visiting hours which are 6 a.m. to 6 p.m., daily. In addition, these visitors will continue to be screened prior to entrance with CDC screening guidelines. Please note, any visitor who screens positive for respiratory illness will not be allowed to enter the facility.
- While weknow how stressful these decisions can be, these measures are necessary for the well-being of our patients, employees, physicians and the community we serve.