Tuesday noon update

Escambia County only had one additional case today, which was a non-Florida resident. DOH Escambia entered 287 new test results.


5/25/20 5/26/20 Increase
Total Cases 51746 52255 509 0.98%
Florida Residents 50414 50916 502 1.00%
Non-Fla. 1332 1339 7 0.53%
Deaths 2252 2259 7 0.31%
Escambia 768 769 1 0.13%
Okaloosa 193 194 1 0.52%
Santa Rosa 208 209 1 0.48%

DIB eases into parking enforcement

The Downtown Improvement Board had relaxed its paid parking in April and May until today. The parking meters are being enforced as of May 26.  A few readers have reported that they have found tickets on their windows – but only warnings with no fine assessed.

UWF announces plan to return to campus

Press Release: University leadership is actively developing a plan to return to campus while keeping the safety, security and wellbeing of the University community at the forefront of every decision. This plan will include a phased return for employees that will begin in June and a student return for the fall semester.

Today, the Florida Board of Governors provided a blueprint for all State University System institutions to utilize in developing their reopening university campuses framework that will be presented to the Board of Governors on June 23.

President Saunders established and assigned subcommittees to focus on specific areas to form the Fall 2020 return to campus framework. These subcommittees are focused on specific key areas, aligned with the Board of Governors’ Blueprint.

To view a list of the Return to Campus Task Force and subcommittees, please visit uwf.edu/taskforce.

UWF is exploring a variety of options for course instruction and will prioritize all decisions based on offering high-quality academic instruction and maintaining the safety and well-being of the campus community. Options may include hybrid courses (online and face-to-face), prioritizing experiential courses for face-to-face instruction, increasing online courses, establishing a classroom capacity threshold to allow social distancing and increasing training opportunities for faculty.

UWF continues taking aggressive steps to prevent the spread of COVID-19 by promoting healthy habits and enhancing its existing cleaning and disinfection practices. Additional precautions will be enhanced or developed and may include requiring face coverings, limiting the number of individuals gathered in one area and leveraging available testing and contact-tracing resources.

UWF is currently soliciting feedback and guidance from faculty, staff, students, public health officials and other partners before the plan is presented to the Board of Trustees and Board of Governors.

Additional information and Frequently Asked Questions are available at uwf.edu/coronavirus. The University will provide updates as soon as information is available.