More Coronavirus updates: National Emergency, Send-off, Test Kits

President Donald Trump announced Friday afternoon the declaration of a national emergency in order to facilitate the distribution of government aid and contain the spread of COVID-19. Read more.


American Magic Send-off Celebration Postponed

Following the decision by Escambia County and the City of Pensacola to cancel all publicly-permitted events with 500 or more people, the American Magic send-off celebration originally scheduled for Monday, March 16 at 5 p.m. has been postponed.

The action was taken in an abundance of caution and in response to a recommendation from Gov. Ron DeSantis that municipalities consider limiting or postponing mass gatherings in the state of Florida.

Please stay tuned to the City of Pensacola’s website and Facebook page for updates about event rescheduling.

Governor Ron DeSantis announced this afternoon the purchase of 2,500 COVID-19 testing kits that will give qualified labs throughout the state the capacity to process tests for up to 625,000 people. Read more.

Note: This is my last post to make the point that Coronavirus test kits exist…maybe one more later. :-)