Updated at 3 p.m. June 30:
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 9:17 a.m. June 30, 2020 (county SITREP)
- Hospitalizations 93 (running total; this is not a total of current hospitalizations)
- Bed Capacity 1404
- Bed Occupancy 1002
- Beds Available 402
- Total Ventilators 207
- Available Ventilators 148
- Testing Sites
- Dr. Lanza, from the Florida Department of Health in Escambia County, will be at the Board of County Commissioners Agenda Review Session on Thursday, July 2 to provide an update on COVID-19.
- On Sunday, June 28 Governor Ron DeSantis held a press conference at Ascension Sacred Heart Hospital in Pensacola about COVID-19. View the PowerPoint presentation. Escambia County would like to thank the governor and hospital executives for providing updates to our community. He compared the data from March versus June. Read more here. View the press conference.
- Join District 1 Commissioner Jeff Bergosh at his virtual 47th Coffee with the Commissioner event Wednesday, July 1. The live stream will take place from 6:30 - 7:30 a.m. Guests will include Escambia County Administrator Janice Gilley, Pensacola Baptist Health Care CEO Mark Faulkner, President and CEO of Ascension Sacred Heart Hospital Dawn Rudolph, Justin Labrato, President of Ascension Medical Group and Gay Nord, Chief Executive Officer for West Florida Hospital. The discussion will focus on the local response to the COVID-19 Pandemic and how area hospitals are handling the current issues locally. Watch the live stream at www.facebook.com/CommissionerBergosh/.
City of Pensacola
- City Council will hold a special meeting Tuesday, June 30 at 5:30 p.m. in Council Chambers, located on the first floor of City Hall at 222 W. Main St. 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. Some City Council members may also attend the meeting via telephone or video conference.View the news release here. View the agenda here.
Community Health Northwest Florida
- Community Health Northwest Florida test site:
- Wednesday, July 1 from 9 a.m. to noon at Community Health Northwest Florida, 2315 W. Jackson St., Pensacola. Drive-up testing along the side of the building. No pre-screening required, open to Escambia County residents of all ages. Bring photo ID and insurance card (if insured). Testing until supplies last, weather permitting.
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 29- July 2 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 1300 West Gregory St., Pensacola, FL 32502. Dates are subject to change due to inclement weather or shortage of supplies. For more information, please visit the dedicated COVID-19 webpage.
- As of 2 p.m., June 30, Escambia County has had 1,952 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 45 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.