Posted in Escambia County Health

County jail to test any inmate wanting it

Over the weekend, County Administrator Janice Gilley informed the commissioners by email that Corrections Chief Rich Powell has requested medical staff to “prepare for administrating…

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Commissioner May issues a statement on passing of Pastor Johnson

“I would like to express my heartfelt condolences about the passing of Reverend Dr. Michael J. Johnson, pastor of the Sixth Avenue Baptist Church since…

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Breaking news: Sixth Avenue Baptist Church pastor passes

Dr. Michael Johnson, pastor of Sixth Avenue Baptist Church, passed away. Friends shared that his death was due to COVID-19. Dr. Johnson, a 1981 graduate…

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Buzz: More Century prison cases expected

Yesterday, Inweekly reported that 306 of the 504 new cases reported in Escambia County were associated with the state prison in Century. County Administrator Janice…

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Century prison cases drive Escambia almost to 9.3K COVID cases

  The backlog of test results finally caught up with Escambia County .The county recorded its largest day for COVID – 540 with 306 associated…

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Commissioners tell county administrator to test inmates

At their agenda review yesterday, several Escambia County commissioners spoke out in support of the county allowing inmates and staff at the county jail to…

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Sacred Heart expands COVID testing

Press Release: Ascension Sacred Heart is expanding eligibility for COVID-19 testing at its drive-thru sites in Escambia and Santa Rosa counties to include all persons…

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Escambia four more deaths, 240+ new cases and 20% positivity

  Escambia County’s jinx continues.  The day after the Board of County Commissioners  fail to vote on a motion for a face mask mandate, the…

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Escambia’s pregnant inmates face increased COVID risks

by Jeremy Morrison, Inweekly The prospects of COVID can be frightening. All the more so if you’re pregnant. And perhaps even more so if you’re…

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