Over the past 24 hours, Escambia County had 21 additional COVID-19 cases. Over the same period last weekend, the county only had nine new cases. The county has a total of 303 cases. Five of the county’s six deaths are tied to long-term care facilities. FDOH has yet to release the Saturday a.m. figures for LTCs.
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This morning, Pensacola City Council member Sherri Myers sent an email to Mayor Grover Robinson and Escambia County Administrator Janice Gilley asking for the number of employers for your respective governments who have tested positive for Covid-19 that are known; the number of employees who are working remotely; and the number of employees who have taken leave in order to quarantine or isolated. We will post the numbers when received.
The Navy have made face masks mandatory on all bases:
The Navy is committed to taking every precaution to ensure the health and well-being of our people and the nation in response to the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. The Navy supports, and will continue to implement, all measures necessary to mitigate risks to the force, to our mission and to the spread of the disease. Effective immediately, and in alignment with CDC guidelines, all individuals on DOD property, installations, and facilities are required to wear cloth face coverings when they cannot maintain six feet of social distance. This includes military, civilian, family members, and contractors in addition to other individuals.
Temporary Relaxation of Grooming Standards
NAVADMIN 073/20 announces the temporary relaxation of male and female hair length grooming standards to minimize Sailors exposure to COVID-19 and adhere to social distancing requirements. Commanding Officers have the authority to relax the Navy hair length grooming standards for embers of their command. This policy only applies to the area of the scalp and does not relax policies regarding sedeburns, styles, or shaving requirements. To review the full NAVADMIN, click on the hyperlink above.
Top 20 Florida Counties
Top 10 Florida Counties – per 30K people (min. 200 cases)
Top 10 Escambia County Zip Codes
32514 is Cantonment, Gonzalez, Beulah and Ferry Pass areas.
Santa Rosa Zip Codes
32583 – contains Blackwater River Correctional Facility – 44 cases
32566 – Navarre 29 cases
32570 – Milton 18 cases
32571 – Pace 16 cases
32561 – Gulf Breeze 12 cases
32563 – Midway 11 cases
Congressman Matt Gaetx shared his daily routine with Tucker Carlson on Fox News this past week:
How has your daily routine changed since social distancing measures began?
Gaetz: Usually I wake up on a cot in my closet in the Longworth Office Building and proceed to shower with about 50 of my male colleagues. Now, I wake up in my own bed and shower alone.
What are the biggest challenges in doing your job during this crisis?
Gaetz: President Trump recently said at one of his briefings: “Florida, look, they’re very aggressive in trying to get things, and they’re doing a very good job.”
This has been my daily focus — connecting Florida’s needs with Trump administration officials who can respond quickly. I’m proud to be working alongside great public servants at the local, state and federal level — though I never imagined I’d be doing so in response to a crazy Chinese Bat Virus when I ran for Congress. I’m a Floridian — we do hurricanes.
My district is tourism-reliant and was just entering the busy season when reality suspended.
Hearing the pain and economic anxiety of so many of my friends, along with heartbreaking personal loss for others, has been challenging.
What do you miss the most about how you did your job before this began?
Gaetz: What I miss most about my daily routine is the Fox News DC green room. You can see anything there.
What surprised you most about how life has changed?
Gaetz: I’m surprised and thrilled at how compliant and cooperative everyone is being. Our streets are empty and our town centers eerie because people are correctly listening and staying home.
We may, as a society, be willing to get in fistfights over cheap TVs on Black Friday, but in the face of a pandemic, we are mostly seeing the best in people.
How do you blow off steam?
Gaetz: I blow off steam by cooking. I rarely get to cook since being elected given travel, the time of Sean Hannity’s show, and exhaustion. Now I cook everyday and I’ve even started posting some of my dishes to Instagram.