COVID-19: Sunday update

DOH Escambia entered new 154 test results into the system, 2.6% were positive – bringing overall positive percentage down to 6%. The county only had four new positive cases – no new deaths or hospitalizations.

5/9/20 5/10/20
11 a.m. 11 a.m. Increase
Total Cases 40001 40596 595 1.49%
Florida Residents 38926 39514 588 1.51%
Non-Fla. 1075 1082 7 0.65%
Deaths 1715 1721 6 0.35%
Escambia 634 638 4 0.63%
Okaloosa 168 169 1 0.60%
Santa Rosa 172 173 1 0.58%


Governor Ron DeSantis issued Executive Order 20-120, regarding Palm Beach County entering Phase 1 and the reopening of barbershops, hair salons and nail salons.

Here are the guidelines for barber shops and salons – some are mandatory:

Effective May 11, 2020, the following restrictions are mandatory for barbershops, cosmetology salons, and cosmetology specialty salons:
 All customers will be by appointment only.
 Allow at least 15 minutes between the conclusion of an appointment and the beginning of
the next appointment for proper disinfecting practices.
 No group appointments are permitted.
 Masks must be worn by all employees while performing personal services.

Barbershops, cosmetology salons, and cosmetology specialty salons are encouraged to adhere to the following guidance:
 Thoroughly clean and disinfect prior to reopening. Make sure to disinfect all surfaces, tools and linens, even if they were cleaned before you originally closed. This type of cleaning should continue between each day of operation.
 Consider providing unworn masks to clients for use during their appointment.
 Remove all unnecessary, frequently touched items like magazines, newspapers, service menus and any other unnecessary paper products and décor from customer service areas.

Answers to frequently asked questions relating to Executive Order 20-120 can be found here.

Community Health Northwest Florida

  • COVID-19 Walk-up testing will be available in Century on Wednesday, May 13 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Pensacola State College Century Center, 440 E. Hecker Road. No pre-screening required. Escambia County residents only.