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Rate of new COVID cases

On April 22, Escambia County had 377 Florida residents that had tested positive. It took 50 days for the county to double that number: 761…

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Rebekah Jones: Escambia, Santa Rosa don’t meet reopen criteria

Rebekah Jones was part of the Florida Department of Health (DOH) team running the state’s official coronavirus dashboard but was fired for, in her words,…

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COVID status of each Escambia department, 7/2/2020

On Thursday, June 2, the Escambia Board of County Commissioners were briefed by County Administrator Janice Gilley and her leadership team on the COVID-19 pandemic….

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COVID: How safe is your neighborhood?

Inweekly has tracked the COVID-19 cases by zip code for the first six days of July. The five most infected areas are: 32514 – UWF/Ferry…

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Escambia outbreak worse than Chicago, Seattle and D.C.

Florida has 7,347 more COVID cases with a positivity rate of 16.1% for July 6. Escambia County has 117 new cases – 93 are Florida…

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Who got PPP loans over $150K in Pensacola, Gulf Breeze

The Small Business Administration disclosed the names of many small businesses which received Paycheck Protection Program, or PPP, funds. The SBA didn’t name the businesses…

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Whites less likely to test positive for COVID

Whites in Escambia County are less likely to contract COVID-19 and require hospitalization.  And the disparity may explain why most of those fighting face masks,…

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Escambia County lags far behind others on antibody testing

The county and health officials have touted the importance of antibody testing. The Florida Department of Health has published the antibody test results for each…

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Union Public House temporarily closes

From July 3 Facebook post: “With the recent spike in COVID-19 in our area, and in an effort to keep our staff and guests safe,…

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