Posted in Escambia County Health

Poll: Enforcement not a deal breaker on mask mandate

In a recent poll of 823 Escambia voters, Inweekly found that two-thirds wear a face mask always. Another 16.2% wear one most of the time….

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Posted in Escambia County Health

Escambia still has no CARES Act budget

Escambia County has $14.32 million of Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES)) Act funds and still the administration hasn’t presented a plan to the…

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Posted in Escambia County Health

Escambia County Jail only tests 13 prisoners in past seven days

The Escambia County has clamped down on testing prisoners for COVID-19 at its county jail. From July 1-27, the county tested 197 inmates – around…

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Posted in Health Politics

Slow day for COVID

  The impact of Hurricane Isaias on testing and the Florida Department of Health showed up in today’s report with Florida only reporting 4,752 new…

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Posted in Escambia County Health

Escambia voters believe in face masks and want them in county buildings

According to the latest Inweekly/Political Matrix, nearly 80% of Escambia voters believe face masks help prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus and want them…

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Posted in Politics

Rally 2020 tonight

WSRE’s “RALLY 2020” Candidate Forum begins with select primary races in Escambia, Santa Rosa and Okaloosa counties, airing at 8 p.m. Thursday and Friday, July…

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Posted in Escambia County Health

Escambia County open for everything but union negotiations

Escambia County administration has continued to hold meetings with developers and contractors on their development plans since March. The fact that county operations have continued during…

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Posted in Pensacola Politics

Forever lost opportunity

Downtown Pensacola could have had a downtown campus for the University of West Florida, a convention center and a sports hall of fame, but the…

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Antibody testing slowed last week

For week ending July 23, Escambia had only 121 people  test for antibodies to determine if they have had COVID-19 – down from 157 that…

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