Posted in Escambia County Health

Does Escambia need to spend money on rapid testing?

Maybe the Escambia County Commission needs to rethink using $1.25 million of CARES Act funding for rapid testing. At his daily press conference,  Gov. Ron…

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Approved CARES Act budget

This is what the Escambia County Commission passed last night for the first two rounds of CARES Act dollars the state has sent the county:…

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Pensacola’s mask order stays in place

by Jeremy Morrison, Inweekly The city of Pensacola will continue to require the wearing of masks in public businesses, following the Pensacola City Council’s full-throated,…

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Posted in Escambia County Health Hurricane Recovery

FEMA funds iffy

On Sunday, Sept. 20, President Trump signed a Major Disaster Declaration for south Alabama. The following morning, residents of the Alabama counties of Escambia, Baldwin…

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10 COVID deaths reported over past two days

According to the Florida Department of Health, Escambia County had only 31 new local cases on Wednesday, Sept. 23, with a positivity rate of only…

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Posted in Escambia County Health Recovery

Trying to understand confusion re: Major Disaster Declaration

At this afternoon EOC presser, Mayor Grover Robinson explained the delay in Escambia County getting a Major Disaster Declaration signed by President Trump. The mayor…

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Posted in Health Hurricane Recovery

More Boil Water notices lifted

Effective immediately, the Precautionary Boil Water Notice-PBWN- issued by the Emerald Coast Utilities Authority on 9-21-20, as a result of Hurricane Sally for the following…

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Posted in Health Hurricane Recovery

Recycling suspended in county and city

ECUA’s Recycling Facility sustained approximately $800K of damage, which is substantial and will require some time for recovery. The building contractor is already on site,…

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Catching up on COVID data

  Since Sept. 13,  Florida  has had 22,179 new COVID-19 cases and 774 additional deaths. With testing cut back since Sept. 14, Escambia has added…

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