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The Florida Department of Health Coronavirus Call Center is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at
1-866-779-6121
or you can email your questions to COVID-19@flhealth.gov. Visit floridahealth.gov for the most up-to-date resource for information and guidance regarding COVID-19 in Florida.

For Escambia County specific COVID-19 questions please call the Citizen Information Center at 850-471-6600 or email covid19@myescambia.com.

safer at homeGov. DeSantis Issues "Safer at Home" Executive Order

Gov. Ron DeSantis issued Executive Order 20-91 on Wednesday, April 1 regarding essential services and essential activities during the COVID-19 emergency. The "safer at home" order goes into effect at 12:01 a.m. Friday, April 3 and expires on Monday, April 30, 2020, unless extended by subsequent order.

The order requires all persons in Florida to limit their movements and personal interactions outside of their home to only those necessary to obtain or provide essential services or conduct essential activities.

Individuals within the county are expected to follow the Governor’s Executive Order 20-91. The Executive Order allows for essential activities, including going to the store to buy food, medicine and cleaning supplies, accessing health care and banking.

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Testing Sites

IMPORTANT:  All patients are required to be screened before arriving at the drive-through testing centers by calling the Ascension Sacred Heart COVID-19 Screening Call Center at 850-746-2684.  

  • The screening call center is open Monday through Friday from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. 
  • The hours of operation for the drive-through testing center for COVID-19 are 9 a.m-1 p.m.
If you don’t have a health care provider or health insurance, call, do not visit, Community Health Northwest Florida at 850-436-4630 or other community walk-in locations, and tell them about your symptoms and your travel history or exposure to a COVID-19 patient. They will determine if you meet the criteria for testing.
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  • Escambia County COVID-19 Update #35

    Published Apr 04, 2020
    The Escambia County Joint Information Center is distributing updates Monday through Friday to streamline communication from our partner agencies regarding COVID-19. As this dynamic situation unfolds, the frequency of these updates may change if there is breaking news. Individual organizations will continue to send news releases.
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  • Escambia County COVID-19 Update #34

    Published Apr 03, 2020
    The Escambia County Joint Information Center is distributing updates Monday through Friday to streamline communication from our partner agencies regarding COVID-19. As this dynamic situation unfolds, the frequency of these updates may change if there is breaking news. Individual organizations will continue to send news releases.
    Full story
  • Escambia County COVID-19 Update #33

    Published Apr 03, 2020
    The Escambia County Joint Information Center is distributing updates Monday through Friday to streamline communication from our partner agencies regarding COVID-19. As this dynamic situation unfolds, the frequency of these updates may change if there is breaking news. Individual organizations will continue to send news releases.
    Full story
  • Escambia County Board Votes to Keep Public Beaches Closed until Further Notice

    Published Apr 02, 2020
    The Escambia County Board of County Commissioners voted 4-1 tonight to extend the public beach closure until further notice. This includes public beach areas, public beach access ways and public beachfront parks. Boat ramps remain open to the public.
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  • ECAT to receive $10.3 million in federal funding, temporarily suspends fares

    Published Apr 02, 2020
    Escambia County is expected to receive over $10.3 million dollars of the (CARES) Act federal funding for capital and operational expenses during COVID-19 for local transit services. Beginning Monday, April 6, ECAT, to support the county’s efforts to address the COVID-19 virus, will temporarily suspend fare collection for passengers of ECAT bus services. In addition, bus passengers will be instructed to enter and exit through the rear doors only and sit behind the accessibility-reserved seating area.
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  • Escambia County COVID-19 Update #32

    Published Apr 02, 2020
    The Escambia County Joint Information Center is distributing updates Monday through Friday to streamline communication from our partner agencies regarding COVID-19. As this dynamic situation unfolds, the frequency of these updates may change if there is breaking news. Individual organizations will continue to send news releases.
    Full story