COVID-19: Tuesday noon report

Escambia County had another COVID-19 related death, the third in less than a week.  Total COVID deaths: 14

DOH Escambia entered 371 new test results into the Merlin system, less than one-percent were positive (0.8%) which brought the YTD positive percentage to 6.6%.

Escambia County has yet to answer our request for the number of specimens collected daily and the number of pending tests.

5/4/20 5/5/20
11 a.m. 11 a.m. Increase
Total Cases 36897 37439 542 1.47%
Florida Residents 35969 36492 523 1.45%
Non-Fla. 928 947 19 2.05%
Deaths 1399 1471 72 5.15%
Escambia 595 598 3 0.50%
Okaloosa 160 161 1 0.63%
Santa Rosa 158 158 0 0.00%


From UWF Historic Trust
On Saturday, May 16 we will reopen the T. T. Wentworth, Jr. Florida State Museum and the Pensacola Museum of Art only.
The safety of our visitors and staff is the upmost importance to us; therefore, we will only be open on Saturdays and Wednesdays from 10:00 until 4:00.These staggered days will allow staff plenty of time to fully sanitize the museums between open days.
We will be operating at 25% capacity at both locations. In order to ensure the social distancing guidelines, we will only offer online $5.00 timed tickets and staff will be situated on each floor reminding visitors of the safety protocols. These $5 tickets are good for both museums and are good for only the day.
Members will need to also register for a timed ticket prior to visiting the museums to ensure entrance capacity is maintained. Member discount is automatic when you log into your account.
Each visitor will be offered free disposable masks at the entrances of the museums. Hand sanitizer stations will be placed throughout both locations.
While these two museums will be open the two museum stores will remain closed for the Phase I reopening. Online sales are still available.