Updated at 3 p.m. Jan. 8:
For prior updates, visit myescambia.com/news#coronavirus
Ascension Sacred Heart
- Ascension Sacred Heart plans to hold additional COVID-19 vaccination clinics on Monday, Jan. 11, in Milton and Pensacola for local residents who are age 65 and older. Both clinics are being organized in coordination with the Florida Department of Health (DOH) and officials from Escambia and Santa Rosa counties.
- The Pensacola clinic will take place in the gym of Olive Baptist Church, 1836 E. Olive Road, Pensacola, from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. In Santa Rosa County, the vaccination clinic will be located in the basketball gym of Milton Community Center, 5329 Byrom Street, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
- The vaccinations must be scheduled in advance. Persons without an appointment will not be eligible to get the vaccine. At this time, all appointments have been filled.
- Ascension Sacred Heart does not have enough vaccines yet to meet the great demand for the vaccine in the community, but it will schedule more clinics as additional vaccine becomes available.
Baptist Health Care
- On Dec. 21, 2020, Baptist Health Care was one of 173 hospitals in 43 Florida counties to receive an allotment of 3,800 Moderna vaccine doses. Vaccine was provided to employees and other health care providers in the community, including those at home health agencies. A very limited number of vaccines remained after that initial distribution and was offered to members of the community ages 65 and older, per direction from Gov. DeSantis.
- Baptist Health Care shares the governor’s goal to distribute the vaccine quickly and efficiently to the entire community and supports local efforts to coordinate its deployment. While the arrival date of any additional supply is unknown at this time, Baptist Health Care is delighted that so many members of the community want the vaccine and will continue to provide vaccinations following the Florida COVID-19 Vaccination Plan guidance as more vaccine becomes available.
City of Pensacola
- In response to a rising number of COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations in the Pensacola area, the City of Pensacola is implementing new restrictions and guidelines for city-permitted events. View restrictions here. These restrictions only apply to City of Pensacola-permitted events at city venues and do not apply to private events. The city will work with event organizers to reschedule events as needed.
- Hospital Information totals
- Hospitalizations 265 (current hospitalizations as of 2:30 p.m. Jan. 8, 2021)
- Bed Capacity 1,397 (as of 10:48 a.m. Jan. 8, 2021 (county SITREP)
- Bed Occupancy 1,186 (as of 10:48 a.m. Jan. 8, 2021 (county SITREP)
- Beds Available 268 (as of 2:30 p.m. Jan. 8, 2021)
- Total Ventilators 215 (as of 2:30 p.m. Jan. 8, 2021)
- Available Ventilators 142 (as of 2:30 p.m. Jan. 8, 2021)
- Recovered 22,816* (Approximate: total cases prior to last month minus deaths)
- To view the county's Crude Case-Recovery Risk and a detailed explanation of the formula by which it is calculated, visit the Escambia County COVID-19 dashboard. The current Crude Case-Recovery Risk is 98.2% (as of 2:30 p.m. Jan. 7, 2021)
- As of Thursday, Jan. 7, there have been 6,075 vaccinations distributed throughout the entire county (via the Florida Department of Health in Escambia County, hospitals, closed points of disbursements, independent living facilities, long-term care facilities and pilot programs). This number has been added to the Escambia County COVID-19 dashboard.
- Presentations from the Board of County Commissioners Agenda Review on 01/07/2021: Distribution Channels and FDOH-Escambia Update PowerPoint
Escambia County Corrections
- Cumulatively, 926 Escambia County inmates have been tested:
- 228 positive (196 have been medically cleared, and 22 have been released from custody, leaving 10 active, positive cases at this time)
- 697 negative
- 1 pending
- At the Walton County jail, 29 Escambia County inmates tested positive out of the 146 inmates housed there.
Florida Department of Health in Escambia County
- FDOH-Escambia announced its COVID-19 Vaccination Program. COVID-19 vaccines are currently being prioritized for health care providers with direct patient contact and persons 65 years of age and older. If you are in one of these groups and interested in receiving a vaccine, please complete the Vaccination Request Form. Completion of this form confirms interest in vaccination. It does not secure an appointment for vaccination. FDOH-Escambia will schedule appointments based on supply availability.
- FDOH-Escambia announced their COVID-19 testing site closure to support contact tracing efforts. COVID-19 testing sites continue to be available at several locations in Escambia County, visit Escambia County’s 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, and all individuals should refrain from participation in social or recreational gatherings of more than 10 people.
- As of 2 p.m., Jan. 8, Escambia County has had 24,868 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 2 p.m. CT.
- The total number of COVID-19 related deaths in Escambia County residents is 405 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 Florida Department of Health has launched Healthy Together, a mobile app that can help a person view their test results, assess their symptoms and learn what to do after they have been tested for COVID-19. The app can be downloaded from the Google Play Store or the Apple App Store by searching for “Healthy Together”. Individuals whose results are uploaded into Healthy Together with a phone number will automatically receive a text notifying them that their results are available in the app.
- Florida has launched a COVID-19 Vaccine Report that will be updated daily at http://FloridaHealthCOVID19.gov. This report includes a breakdown of who has received the vaccine by age, race, sex and county. As of January 8, 6,075 Escambia County residents have been vaccinated.
- Governor Ron DeSantis has signed Executive Order 20-315 which outlines that providers can only administer the COVID-19 vaccine to the following groups:
- Long-term care facility residents and staff.
- Persons 65 years of age and older.
- Health care personnel with direct patient contact.
- Persons deemed to be extremely vulnerable to COVID-19 by hospital providers.
- COVID-19 vaccine administration is underway, and we ask the public to be patient as it rolls out. Read more about what Florida Department of Health Escambia County is doing to vaccinate health care workers and older adults in the community: bit.ly/38hgFcU
FDOH-Escambia received an additional Moderna vaccine allotment. We are in the process of contacting individuals who completed the COVID-19 Vaccination Request Form to schedule appointments. Each form submission includes a time stamp, which is taken into consideration when scheduling appointments.
- If you completed the online form and receive a phone call from a State of Florida number, please answer the phone. It could be FDOH-Escambia staff calling to schedule a COVID-19 vaccination appointment.
- We continue to encourage residents to take advantage of opportunities offered through other partners to get vaccinated.
- Read the full release at bit.ly/3bt60xs