Updated at 11:15 a.m. March 26:
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.
Escambia County School District
Escambia County School District’s Food Service Department is planning to add schools to the lists of sites where families can pick up breakfast and lunch, for free, beginning March 30. All sites will give children or teens a breakfast meal and a lunch meal during the same visit. The meals are designed to be carried away and consumed off campus (cafeteria/dining rooms will not be open). Meals will be distributed in a curbside pick-up operation. Food items will be in to-go containers and will consist of ready-to-eat food items that should be consumed when received or should be quickly refrigerated for consumption at a later time.
According to the USDA’s policy, the child or children must be present to receive meals. They must be 18 and younger; and children do not have to be a student at that school in order to pick up meals there.
Supplemental school meals will be available at the following sites beginning March 30, Monday through Friday. Because Friday, April 10, is a non-student day, families will need to make other arrangements for that day.
ECSD’s distribution sites, beginning March 30, 2020, will include:
- Jim Allen Elementary School, 1051 Hwy. 95A North, Cantonment
- Jim C. Bailey Middle School, 4110 Bauer Road, Pensacola
- Bellview Elementary School, 4425 Bellview Ave., Pensacola
- Beulah Elementary School, 6201 Helms Road, Pensacola
- Beulah Middle School, 6001 W. Nine Mile Road, Pensacola
- Blue Angels Elementary School, 1551 Dog Track Road, Pensacola
- Bratt Elementary School, 5721 N. Highway 99, Century
- Brentwood Elementary School, 4820 N. Palafox St., Pensacola
- Cordova Park Elementary School, 2250 Semur Road, Pensacola
- Ensley Elementary School, 501 E. Johnson Ave., Pensacola
- Ernest Ward Middle School, 7650 Highway 97, Walnut Hill
- Ferry Pass Elementary School, 8310 N. Davis Highway, Pensacola
- Ferry Pass Middle School, 8355 Yancey Ave., Pensacola
- Global Learning Academy, 100 N. P St., Pensacola
- Lincoln Park Elementary School, 7600 Kershaw St., Pensacola
- Longleaf Elementary School, 2600 Longleaf Drive, Pensacola
- L.D. McArthur Elementary School, 330 E. Ten Mile Road, Pensacola
- Molino Park Elementary School, 899 Highway 97, Molino
- Montclair Elementary School, 820 Massachusetts Ave., Pensacola
- Myrtle Grove Elementary School, 6115 Lillian Highway, Pensacola
- Navy Point Elementary School, 1321 Patton Drive, Pensacola
- Northview High School, 4100 W. Highway 4, Bratt
- Oakcrest Elementary School, 1820 N. Hollywood Blvd., Pensacola
- Pensacola High School, 500 W. Maxwell St., Pensacola
- Pine Meadow Elementary School, 10001 Omar Ave., Pensacola
- Pleasant Grove Elementary School, Owen Bell Lane, Pensacola
- Ransom Middle School, 1000 W. Kingsfield Road, Cantonment
- Scenic Heights Elementary School, 3801 Cherry Laurel Drive, Pensacola
- O.J. Semmes Elementary School, 1250 E. Texar Drive, Pensacola
- Sherwood Elementary School, 501 Cherokee Trail, Pensacola
- A.K. Suter Elementary School, 501 Pickens Ave., Pensacola
- J.M. Tate High School, 1771 Tate Road, Cantonment
- Warrington Elementary School, 220 N. Navy Blvd., Pensacola
- Warrington Middle School, 459 South Old Corry Field Road, Pensacola
- Booker T. Washington High School, 6000 College Parkway, Pensacola
- C.A. Weis Elementary School, 2701 N. Q St., Pensacola
- West Pensacola Elementary School, 801 North 49th Ave., Pensacola
- Workman Middle School, 6299 Lanier Drive, Pensacola
Additional sites: If families need to locate a source that is closer to them, they can go to: https://summerbreakspot.freshfromflorida.com/
Users can enter their address, and set a distance range, to see a map showing food service sites near them. The sites are labeled “Summer Food Service,” but they will be available this Spring due to the pandemic. Sites opening this spring may not be the same as the sites that were open last summer, so please check the locations, dates and times before you go.
Also, as traffic patterns are established and the need can be assessed, site locations may be adjusted based on participation. Therefore, parents might want to periodically check the list of open sites.
For information about Escambia County’s public schools go to: https://ecsd-fl.schoolloop.com/ Like ECSD on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ecsdfl.
First Judicial Circuit
- All grand jury proceedings, jury selection proceedings, and criminal and civil jury trials are suspended through Friday, April 17 by order of the Supreme Court of Florida.
Florida Department of Health in Escambia County
As of 9 a.m., March 26, Escambia County has 17 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.
Greater Pensacola Chamber
- To make a clinic appointment, call 850-595-6554.
- For WIC questions call 850-595-6670.
- For assistance with the steps outlined above may be obtained by calling the Florida Department of Health in Escambia County’s Coronavirus information line at 850-595-6500, option 6.
Chambers of Commerce in the two-county area in conjunction with Senator Doug Broxson, Mayor Grover Robinson, Santa Rosa County Commission Board Chairman, Don Salter, and Escambia County Commission Board Chairman, Commissioner Steven Barry are hosting a medical supply drive on Friday, April 3 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
We are asking individuals and businesses, such as construction companies, contractors, nail salons, non-essential medical offices, veterinarians, etc. to donate any supplies not currently being utilized to assist our healthcare community in combating Covid-19.
Local healthcare providers have identified their greatest needs as follows:
- Respirator Masks N95 1860/1860s
- Standard Face / Surgical Masks (Loop or Tie-on)
- Flexible Mini-Tip Flocked Swab-Nasopharyngeal
- Full Length Face Shields; Isolation Gowns.
Volunteers will be accepting donations via drive-by drop-off at:
- PenAir Federal Credit Union - 1495 E. 9 Mile Road, Pensacola
- Blue Wahoos Stadium - 351 W. Cedar St., Pensacola
- Grover Ts - 5887 Highway 90, Milton
- Navarre Chamber of Commerce - 1804 Prado St., Navarre
We appreciate all of our community partners and look forward to working together to meet the needs of our community as we combat Covid-19, together. For more information please contact the Pensacola Chamber’s Director of External Affairs, Sara Lefevers at 850-356-8735 or email@example.com, Santa Rosa Chamber of Commerce President/CEO, Donna Tucker at 850.623.2339 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pensacola International Airport
University of West Florida
- Starting Monday, March 30, parking shuttle service at Pensacola International Airport will be suspended. It is recommended that airport visitors park in the parking garage or surface lot, and avoid the economy lots since the shuttle will not be running. Parking maps are available at flypensacola.com.
- Airlines have made several cancellations impacting flights at Pensacola International Airport. Please check with your airline or visit flypensacola.com to confirm your flight before traveling.
- As a reminder, travelers who are not feeling well are encouraged to please stay home and reschedule travel plans. Some airlines are waiving cancellation fees due to the public health concerns in regard to COVID-19. Please check with your airline to confirm if this is an option for your flight. For travel guidance related to COVID-19, please visit cdc.gov/covid19.
Room and board costs will be prorated for all residential students who vacated campus housing through the rest of the Spring 2020 semester. Students with any outstanding balances with the University will have this amount deducted before they receive a refund.
The University will provide students a flat-rate refund based on the type of housing unit:
- Residence Hall Single - $925.00 per student
- Residence Hall Double - $825.00 per student
- Apartment 4 Bedroom - $925.00 per student
- Apartment 2 Bedroom - $1,025.00 per student
Refunds will be provided via the UWF Student Financial Services BankMobile Disbursements.
To expedite the refund process, make sure your e-Refund information is set up by Wednesday, April 1, 2020 at 5 p.m. If the e-Refunds option is not selected, a refund check will be mailed to your address on file.
Students with no relocation options are not required to check out of housing and should contact email@example.com for special accommodations. Residents who are on the list of special accommodations and residing on campus after March 30, 2020, will not receive a housing refund.
Students who need to retrieve their belongings should contact Housing and Residence Life before coming to campus at firstname.lastname@example.org. In an effort to have as few people on campus as possible, we ask that you comply with our efforts to coordinate move out.
University administration is actively working with our vendor to determine the specifics on refunds. More details will be provided as soon as they are available. If you have a critical financial need, please contact Case Management Services at email@example.com for further information.
Summer 2020 Courses
In an effort to provide flexibility to our students, faculty and staff, UWF will offer all courses online for Summer 2020. Summer 2020 registration will begin on March 30, 2020. Available courses will be posted at that time. Students should contact their academic advisor prior to registration.
Pass/Fail Grading Options for Spring 2020
In an effort to support its students, the University of West Florida will make a temporary modification to its grading policy for the Spring 2020 semester. All undergraduate and graduate students will have the option to convert courses to satisfactory (S) or unsatisfactory (U) grading, otherwise referred to as Pass/Fail. Students can make the decision on a course-by-course basis and there is no limit on the number of courses students can convert to S/U grading for this semester. All courses that receive satisfactory (S) grades will count toward degree requirements.
- Undergraduate: all grades of C- or better in a course for which students elect the satisfactory/unsatisfactory grade will convert to an S.
- Graduate: all grades of C or better in a course for which the students elect the satisfactory/unsatisfactory grade will convert to an S.
If students choose to remain with letter grades in all of their courses, they will not need to provide any information.
To convert a course/courses to satisfactory or unsatisfactory, students must complete the Grade Mode Change Request form by Friday, May 1, 2020. The form can be submitted by students beginning on Friday, April 3, 2020.
Before making this decision,students must consult with their academic advisor, department chairperson or faculty advisor to discuss available options. Students with any type of financial aid must consult with their financial aid counselor to discuss potential implications.