Updated at 4:15 p.m. July 7:
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 a.m. July 7, 2020 (county SITREP)
- Hospitalizations 121 (running total; this is not a total of current hospitalizations)
- Bed Capacity 1404
- Bed Occupancy 1004
- Beds Available 400
- Total Ventilators 207
- Available Ventilators 152
- Testing Site Information
- It has been requested to provide our daily COVID employee data. This spreadsheet shows what is currently happening and is not historical data.(Updated version 6 p.m.)
Join District 1 Commissioner Jeff Bergosh at his virtual 48th Coffee with the Commissioner event Wednesday, July 8. The live stream will take place from 6:30 - 7:30 a.m. Guests will include Escambia County Administrator Janice Gilley, Escambia Emergency Manager Eric Gilmore, and Escambia County Supervisor of Elections David Stafford. The discussion will focus on the ongoing impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic locally on the county and particularly the impacts on the scheduled elections coming up in August and November. Read the full release here.
- Animal Shelter
- Our top priority is to provide daily care for the animals already in our care and those incoming from Animal Control. All interactions with the Animal Shelter will be by appointment only. The staff will determine each day how many appointments will be available and what time they will begin.
- Lost Pet
If you have a missing pet. Please check Petharbor.com under the Escambia County Animal Services. If we have or you think we have your pet please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and someone will reach out to you. We will prioritize our appointment schedule to make sure that lost pets are returned to their owners as quickly as possible.
If you are interested in adopting a pet that is currently on Petharbor.com under the available/adoptable pets please reach out to us at email@example.com and we will respond as opportunities for adoptions become available. Please be mindful that due to this temporary change in operations appointments could be severely limited or not available at all some days. Adoptions are very important to all of our staff and we will work diligently to provide as many opportunities as possible each day and we hope to return to normal operations as soon as possible.
- Owner surrenders and strays
We are currently not accepting owner surrenders at this time and any stray that enters the facility will only be by Animal Control Officers. They can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org, or 595-0097, option 2, to speak to the dispatcher.
- Submit an online Animal Control complaint here.
- West Florida Public Libraries
- Online hold pickup materials: Monday-Friday from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
- Inside library service: Monday - Friday from 2 p.m. - 7 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Feeding the Gulf Coast
- REOPENED: Salvation Army, 1501 N Q St., Pensacola, FL 32505; Monday through Friday 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 2 to 3 p.m.
- NEW: West Florida High School, 150 East Burgess, Pensacola, FL 32503; Monday through Thursday 7 to 7:30 a.m. and 10 to 11 a.m.
- Website: https://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
Governor's Press Office
- FDOH-Escambia’s walk-in testing site is free to all Florida residents with or without symptoms. Pre-screening is not required. Open July 6-10 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. CT 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.
- The Florida Department of Health (the Department) issued a Public Health Advisory recommending the following: all individuals in Florida should wear face coverings in any setting where social distancing is not possible, all individuals over the age of 65 and all individuals of any age with high-risk health conditions should limit personal interactions out of the home, and all individuals should refrain from participation in social or recreational gatherings of more than 50 people.
- As of 2 p.m., July 7, Escambia County has had 3,059 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 48 individuals.
- 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.
- 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.
- Today, Governor Ron DeSantis issued Executive Order 20-166, extending the state of emergency declared in Executive Order 20-52 for 60 days.
University of West Florida
The University of West Florida is aware of the modifications made yesterday by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Student Exchange and Visitor Program granting temporary exemptions for non-immigrant students taking online classes due to COVID-19. We are currently developing additional resources to help students with F-1 status understand these new guidelines. We are committed to supporting our international students during this time. More information will be provided today via email.