Posted in Escambia County Health Pensacola

Myers: ‘Commissioner Bender, I will not be ignored”

After reading District 4 Commissioner Robert Bender’s comments in an interview with Inweekly reporter Jeremy Morrison, Pensacola City Councilwoman Sherri Myers called to say she…

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gBETA Pensacola hires director

gBETA Pensacola has hired Jonathan Kretz as its program director and is now accepting applications for local startups to participate in the inaugural gBETA Pensacola,…

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Bender shrugs off city mask resolution

By Jeremy Morrison, Inweekly Escambia County Commission Vice Chairman Robert Bender isn’t itching to institute a mask mandate. “I would say the county supports wearing…

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Santa Rosa County sets daily COVID record – 282 new cases. 33.4% positive

Santa Rosa County has twice the number of new COVID-19 cases as Escambia County, according to the latest report by the Florida Department of Health…

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Fending off offshore drilling in Florida

by Jeremy Morrison, Inweekly Florida recently got a couple of steps closer to protecting its shores from the potential environmental and economic risks of offshore…

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Nursing homes crisis worsens

As we reported last week, the long-term care facilities have become hot spots for COVID-19. According to the latest AHCA reports, the county’s nursing homes…

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COVID Monday Discussion

Escambia sends COVID-infected prisoner to Kentucky; July is deadliest month for the virus in the county; hospital staff shortages may be next crisis;  Commissioner Doug…

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Saturday COVID update

Florida now as 414,511 COVID cases and 5,777 deaths. Escambia has 170 new cases, bringing its total to 6,854.  Of the new cases, 21 are…

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White House eyes nursing home visits

The Trump administration has announced plans to require certain nursing homes to test staff “and visitors” for COVID-19 once a week and opened the door…

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