Updated at 3:15 p.m. May 28:
Please reference the prior updates and Escambia County COVID-19 Update #11 for a prior comprehensive running list. View an updated list of how to access county services here. This update only includes new information we have received. Weekend updates will be distributed only when there is new information.
- Hospital Information totals as of 8:30 a.m. May 28, 2020 (county SITREP)
- Hospitalizations 64 (running total; this is not a total of current hospitalizations)
- Bed Capacity 1,315
- Bed Occupancy 992
- Beds Available 323
- Total Ventilators 207
- Available Ventilators 159
- Hurricane Season is June 1 through November 30. Escambia County would like to encourage residents to stay informed and be prepared in the event of a disaster or weather event. Read more here about hurricane preparedness tips during COVID-19 from Escambia County.
- Check out the latest May's Message! District 3 Commissioner Lumon May invited Dr. Michelle Grier-Hall with Community Health Northwest Florida to provide updates about COVID-19. Watch their final episode here.
- Beginning June 1, ECAT passengers will be encouraged to wear face masks. If a passenger does not have a face mask, one will be offered for free through the month of June.
Governor's Press Office
- Yesterday, Governor Ron DeSantis announced federal approval for the implementation of Florida’s Pandemic EBT Program (P-EBT). The Department of Children and Families (DCF), in partnership with the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS), developed a P-EBT program to automatically issue benefits during the month of June to more than 2.1 million children who have temporarily lost access to free and reduced-price school meals during COVID-19-related school closures. Read more here.
- The UWF test site will be open until further notice - A mobile testing site at the University of West Florida is open to the public 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. seven days a week. 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.
Florida Department of Health in Escambia County
- FDOH-Escambia’s drive-thru testing site is free to all Florida residents. Individuals are asked to remain in their vehicles, and pre-screening is not required. Open May 27-29 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 1300 West Gregory St., Pensacola, FL 32502. (Replaces site at Pensacola State College Warrington Campus). For more information, please visit the dedicated COVID-19 webpage.
- As of 2 p.m., May 28, Escambia County has had 784 positive COVID-19 cases. This number is expected to change daily due to the return of results from ongoing testing. The best source for up-to-date information regarding confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Florida is the Florida Department of Health website and the associated Data and Surveillance Dashboard and Daily Report. The site is currently updated once daily, at around 3 p.m. ET.
- The total number of COVID-19 related deaths in Escambia County residents is 29 individuals.
- The Florida Department of Health (the Department) releases a list of long-term care facilities in Florida associated with COVID-19 cases with active cases and number of deaths in each facility in order to provide real-time data. The list of long-term care facilities with active COVID-19 cases is available here.
- The Department is providing a report detailing surveillance data for every Florida county. Previously, this information was only available for select communities. The surveillance data report is available here.
- To view demographics of cases in Escambia County, visit the COVID-19 dashboard and select Escambia County. The following case data will appear: age, gender, race, and ethnicity.
- Use the COVID 19 testing self-checker to determine if you need to call your healthcare provider to be tested.
- Need extra support dealing with stress and coping during this time? Find a list of available resources at Escambiahealth.com.
- Printable resources for restaurants and businesses can be found on the resources page of the FDOH COVID-19 website.