Escambia may be ready for Phase 3

Escambia County has 48 new cases and one death reported today.  The positivity rate since Sunday has been below 5%. The last time the positivity rate was above 10% was Aug. 17.

The signs are we could move into Phase 3 if we can hold these numbers. However, health officials are worried that the Labor Day weekend might lead to another wave of COVID cases in the second half of the month.

What does Phase 3 mean?

Local Government Meetings
These meetings should return to in-person quorum and public participation for local government bodies.

Retail Businesses
Operators of retail businesses should operate at full capacity but should continue to maintain adequate sanitation practices for employees and patrons.

Bars, Pubs and Nightclubs
Bars, pubs, and nightclubs that derive more than 50 percent of sales from alcohol should operate at full capacity with limited social distancing protocols. Businesses should maintain adequate sanitation practices among employees and patrons during all hours of operation. Menus, if laminated, should be cleaned after each usage. Paper menus should be designed for single use and then disposed of immediately after use.

Restaurants
Restaurants and food service establishments may operate at full capacity with limited social distancing protocols. Businesses should maintain adequate sanitation practices among employees and patrons during all hours of operation. Menus, if laminated, should continue to be cleaned after each usage. Paper menus shall be designed for single use and then disposed of immediately after use.

Gyms and Fitness Centers
Gyms and fitness centers should open to full capacity but should maintain adequate sanitation practices among employees and patrons during all hours of operation.

Large Venues: (i.e. movie theaters, concert halls, auditoriums, bowling alleys, arcades, playhouses, casinos)
These venues should re-open fully with limited social distancing protocols.

 

as of Sept 3 9/1/20 9/2/20 Increase
Total Cases       633,442       637,013     3,571
Fla Residents       626,426       629,913     3,487
Deaths         11,501         11,650        149
Escambia         11,312         11,360          48
Fla Residents         10,298         10,344          46
Deaths              189              190            1
Hospitalizations              755              760            5
LTC           1,055           1,057            2
Corrections              867              867           –
Positivity 3.73% 4.84% 1.1%
Santa Rosa           4,763           4,812          49
Fla Residents           4,720           4,769          49
Deaths                58                58           –
Hospitalizations              274              277            3
LTC              266              266           –
Corrections           1,025           1,025           –
Positivity 8.9% 8.8% -0.1%
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2 thoughts on “Escambia may be ready for Phase 3

  1. We need to move on. FL Agency for Health Care Administration shows as of today Escambia County only has 77 hospitalized virus cases.

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