Updated at 3 p.m. June 17:
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 9:01 a.m. June 17, 2020 (county SITREP)
- Hospitalizations 73 (running total; this is not a total of current hospitalizations)
- Bed Capacity 1404
- Bed Occupancy 1025
- Beds Available 379
- Total Ventilators 207
- Available Ventilators 162
- Did you miss District 1 Commissioner Jeff Bergosh at his virtual 45th Coffee with the Commissioner event on Wednesday, June 17? The live stream took place from 6:30 - 7:30 a.m. Guests included Escambia County Administrator Janice Gilley, Community Health Northwest Executive Director Chandra Smiley, Gulf Coast Diplomacy Director Jena Melancon and Director of the U.S. State Department Office of International Visitors Ann Grimes. The discussion focused on the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, its impacts on the local community and on local groups that engage in diplomatic/student exchange programs and international travel to America. Watch here.
- An ECAT employee has tested positive for COVID-19. ECAT management was notified by the employee on Tuesday, June 16 at 3:30 p.m. This driver drove on Saturday, June 13 for the first time since April 8. Steps are being taken to notify employees. Read more here.
Governor's Press Office
Under the leadership of Gov. Ron DeSantis and First Lady Casey DeSantis, mental health awareness has been a central part of the state’s ongoing response to COVID-19. Florida’s state agencies have coordinated with the Florida Division of Emergency Management and Florida Department of Health during the public health emergency to ensure Floridians have access to free mental health resources and necessary support. Read more here.
Escambia County Tax Collector
- Scott Lunsford, Escambia County Tax Collector, announces another Saturday event for driver license transactions by appointment only at our Marcus Pointe location, 6451 North “W” Street, on Saturday, June 20 beginning at 8 a.m. Escambia County citizens only can renew or replace their current license or identification card, get a new license or identification card (with Real ID compliant documents) or upgrade their learner permit if they previously passed the road skills exam. Customers eligible to renew online should visit EscambiaTaxCollector.com and click the “Renew DL/ID Here.”
- Other transactions that will be available by appointment only include driver transcripts, handicapped parking placards and printing electronic titles.
- Registration renewals will be available in the drive-thru only without an appointment. The drive-thru will be open until the last lobby appointment has been served.
Feeding the Gulf Coast
New summer meal site (18 and under):
- A Hand Up, 6804 Bayou George, Panama City, FL 32404
- For more information, visit www.feedingthegulfcoast.org/learn-more/covid-19-response:
- "Find Help" to locate a pantry by address, zip code, or city
- "Find Help" to locate a FTGC sponsored Emergency Summer Meals site, children 18 and under
- Phone: (888) 704-FOOD (3663) or 2-1-1
- Text: "FLKIDSMEALS" to 211-211 or "FOOD" to 877-877 to find Emergency Summer Meals sites, children 18 and under
Florida Department of Health in Escambia County
- FDOH-Escambia’s walk-in testing site is free to all Florida residents with or without symptoms. Pre-screening is not required. Open June 15-19 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. CT at 1300 West Gregory St., Pensacola, FL 32502. Dates are subject to change due to inclement weather. For more information, please visit the dedicated COVID-19 webpage.
- As of 2 p.m., June 17, Escambia County has had 1,052 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 38 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.