Posted in Escambia County

New COVID testing at Escambia County Jail fails to launch

Since Friday, Aug. 7, no prisoners at the Escambia County Jail have been tested, according to the county’s latest COVID update–despite assurances from the county…

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Posted in Pensacola

Presser Notes: City Hall and Church

by Jeremy Morrison, Inweekly Although Escambia County officials have declined to mandate the wearing of masks in public spaces — as the Pensacola City Council…

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Posted in Escambia County State & National News

Countdown for the Count

2020 Census Wrapping Up by Jeremy Morrison, Inweekly Every ten years, the United States government takes an official count of the country’s population. Currently, census…

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Posted in Escambia County Health

Escambia ranks #3 in COVID cases per capita

Escambia County is ranked #3 for Florida resident COVID cases per capita for counties with 5,000 or more positive cases – 27.06 per 1,000 population,…

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Posted in Escambia County Health

County jail to test any inmate wanting it

Over the weekend, County Administrator Janice Gilley informed the commissioners by email that Corrections Chief Rich Powell has requested medical staff to “prepare for administrating…

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Posted in Politics

Commissioner May issues a statement on passing of Pastor Johnson

“I would like to express my heartfelt condolences about the passing of Reverend Dr. Michael J. Johnson, pastor of the Sixth Avenue Baptist Church since…

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Posted in Politics

Escambia’s pregnant inmates face increased COVID risks

by Jeremy Morrison, Inweekly The prospects of COVID can be frightening. All the more so if you’re pregnant. And perhaps even more so if you’re…

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Posted in Health Politics

Rapid testing returns today to Equestrian Center

The state’s rapid mobile testing center will return today to the Equestrian Center, 7750 Mobile Highway, from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. The walk-up test…

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Posted in Escambia County Health Politics

CARES Act: Rapid testing

The State of Florida will offer a rapid COVID-19 testing at the Escambia County Equestrian Center on Thursday. The mobile testing center will be at…

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