The Escambia County Board of Commissioners will hold several meetings Thursday, July, 16. Public Forum will begin at 8:30 a.m., followed by the BCC Regular Meeting at 9 a.m.
All meetings will take place in the board chambers of the Ernie Lee Magaha Government Building, found on the first floor of 221 Palafox Place. Click here to view the commission meeting agenda and support documents.
The public is strongly encouraged to practice physical distancing during the meetings. This meeting will be streamed live and archived online for virtual viewing.
However, County Administrator Janice Gilley doesn’t do the same for face masks. She simply mentions – “Florida Department of Health Public Health Advisory recommends all individuals in Florida should wear masks in any setting where physical distancing is not possible…”
So the public isn’t required to physically distance in the chambers – but is strongly encouraged.
Not so for face coverings:
- Face masks aren’t encouraged by the county in chambers – neither weakly nor strongly.
- Face masks are recommended by FDOH – not Gilley – but only if you don’t physically distance, according to the meeting announcement.
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