Updated at 3:30 p.m. June 4:
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 9:15 a.m. June 4, 2020 (county SITREP)
- Hospitalizations 65 (running total; this is not a total of current hospitalizations)
- Bed Capacity 1,315
- Bed Occupancy 957
- Beds Available 358
- Total Ventilators 207
- Available Ventilators 165
- Escambia County updated its short-term vacation rental plan effective Friday, June 5 at 12:01 a.m. This plan was adjusted to name the states that are currently still excluded from travel to Florida based on Executive Orders 20-80 and 20-82. Reservations are not allowed from New York, New Jersey or Connecticut with exceptions for persons involved in commercial activity and students traveling for the purpose of academic work, internships, sports training and any other activity or program approved by the educational institution. Previously, visitors from New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, Delaware, Louisiana and Michigan, as well as Washington D.C. were not allowed to rent short-term vacation rentals in Escambia County.
Gulf Power Company
- Gulf Power adds pandemic scenarios into storm plans.
- Company to include pandemic countermeasures in annual storm drill June 22-26.
- Planning for hurricane response includes staging site changes and daily screenings for restoration workforce.
- Preparation and patience urged from customers for hurricane season during pandemic.
- Gulf Power news information can be found at GulfPowerNews.com.
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 June 1-5 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. CT at 1300 West Gregory St., Pensacola, FL 32502. For more information, please visit the dedicated COVID-19 webpage.
- As of 2 p.m., June 4, Escambia County has had 866 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 35 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.