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Gilley firm on no mask requirement for county staff

Escambia County is among the only four counties with over 4,100 COVID-19 cases that doesn’t require their employees to wear face masks. County Administrator Janice…

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Momentum for face masks in Escambia County

“And we stand united in our support of all wearing mask or cloth face coverings for the protection of our community.” – heads of Ascension…

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County to start passing our face masks

In its daily COVID-19 update, Escambia County said its Department of Public Safety will begin distributing “face covering masks” free of charge. When? To be…

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Escambia County keeps people in the dark on COVID

How safe are Pensacola Beach, downtown Pensacola, Cordova Mall and other parts of Escambia County? Transparency hasn’t been a priority for Escambia County Administrator Janice…

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Gilley talks about beaches, recovery and testing

Today, the Escambia Board of County Commissioners will meet at 10 a.m. to decide when and how the county’s beaches will reopen. Inweekly asked County…

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Ms. Gilley, it’s time to hold a press briefing

For two decades, every time the Emergency Operations Center was activated, Escambia County held regular press briefings to explain what was happening -whether it was…

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What I learned after reading 38 SitReps

Inweekly requested every SitRep (situation report) created by the Escambia Emergency Operations Center since it was activated on March 17–a total of 38 reports. The…

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County administrator continues to refuse to name infected facility

Despite news reports that a Live Oak official named the COVID-19 long-term care facility infected in his community and received help from the state,  County…

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Escambia County relents, releases COVID-19 report…but

After pressure from NorthEscambia.com, News Journal, Inweekly and the public, Escambia County Administrator Janice Gilley agreed to release the more detailed SITREP –which she had…

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