Updated at 3:15 p.m. July 10:
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
- Hospitalizations 137 (current hospitalizations as of 3 p.m. on July 10)
- Bed Capacity 1404 (as of 9:20 a.m. July 10, 2020 (county SITREP)
- Bed Occupancy 1019 (as of 9:20 a.m. July 10, 2020 (county SITREP)
- Beds Available 357 (as of 3 p.m. on July 10, 2020)
- Total Ventilators 213 (as of 9:20 a.m. July 10, 2020 (county SITREP)
- Available Ventilators 158 (as of 9:20 a.m. July 10, 2020 (county SITREP)
- 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.
- Escambia County COVID-19 dashboard.
Escambia County is closing all drop-off recycling sites effective Monday, July 13 until further notice. With the loss of labor crews from Escambia County Corrections, the county will not have manpower to manage illegal dumping at the sites. Read here.
This morning at 11 a.m. the county held a virtual press conference about health and safety during COVID-19. Speakers included:
Escambia County Board of County Commissioners
Escambia County Administrator Janice P. Gilley
Escambia County Public Safety Director Jason Rogers
Escambia County Emergency Manager Eric Gilmore
Escambia County Corrections Chief Rich Powell
We hope this video answers many of the questions we have been receiving.
Escambia County Corrections
- Total of 162 Escambia County inmates tested:
- 83 positive
- 18 negative
- 61 pending
- At the Walton County jail, 30 Escambia County inmates tested positive out of the 156 inmates of ours housed there.
- An information line is now available for families who’s loved ones are currently incarcerated at the Walton County Jail. Read more here.
- Escambia County corrections suspends road crew services until further notice. Read the news release here.
City of Pensacola
- In an effort to help slow the spread of COVID-19, the City of Pensacola is making 20,000 masks available to the public free of charge at several city community centers beginning Monday, July 13. The locations, days and times of mask distribution are as follows:
- Sanders Beach-Corinne Jones Resource Center, 913 S. I St.: Monday-Friday from 10 a.m. to noon
- Cobb Resource Center, 601 E. Mallory St.: Monday-Friday from 1-3 p.m.
- Gull Point Resource Center, 7000 Spanish Trail: Monday-Thursday from 4-6 p.m.
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 July 13-17 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 10, Escambia County has had 3,485 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 53 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.