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00000177-b32b-d5f4-a5ff-bbfb6e660000Here is the information you need to know about COVID-19 in Northwest Florida. We will keep this post updated with the latest information from local, and statewide agencies. For inforamtion from Centers for Disease Control and prevention: cdc.gov/coronavirusFor updates on Florida cases of coronavirus, visit the FDOH dashboard.The COVID-19 call center is available at 24/7 at 1-866-779-6121

Coronavirus Live Blog: Week Of Nov. 2

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Friday, Nov. 6

The Florida Department of Health in Escambia County (FDOH-Escambia) is continuing specimen collection for COVID-19 offered to Florida residents.

Location: FDOH-Escambia Downtown Center, 1300 W. Gregory St. Use drive-thru entrance on West Wright Street between North G Street and North H Street

Open: 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. on the following dates: Tuesday, November 10 Thursday, November 12 Friday, November 13 Closed on Monday Closed on Wednesday

Open to all Florida residents with or without symptoms. Drive-thru, no appointment needed. Bring your Florida driver’s license. Only Florida residents will be tested.

85 days below 10 percent positivity

From the state department of health:

  • Yesterday’s statewide positivity rate for new cases is 6.36 percent.  
  • Yesterday was the eighty-fifth straight day below 10 percent positivity of new cases.  

Wednesday, Nov. 4

Escambia cases approach 14,000

As of 2 p.m., Escambia County has had 13,914 positive COVID-19 cases. The total number of COVID-19-related deaths in Escambia County residents is 273 individuals.

83 days below 10 percent

The state department of health issued the following information:

  • Tuesday’s statewide positivity rate for new cases is 7.75 percent.
  • Tuesday was the 83rd straight day below 10 percent positivity of new cases.

FEMA Centers In Escambia, Okaloosa, Santa Rosa, Walton Counties

FEMA mobile registration centers in Northwest Florida continue helping Hurricane Sally survivors register for assistance and many centers can scan documents into applicants’ files. 

Applicants do not have to visit a center to submit documents to FEMA – they can mail, fax or submit documents online as well. Information on these options can be found in their FEMA letter. 

Here are locations of mobile centers currently operating:

ESCAMBIA COUNTY

Brownsville Community Center

320 W. DeSoto St., Pensacola, FL 32505

Hours: Monday-Saturday 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Document scanning: Nov. 4-14

Lexington Terrace Community Center

700 S. Old Corry Field Rd., Pensacola, FL 32507

Hours: Monday-Saturday 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Document scanning: Nov. 4-14

Escambia County Equestrian Center

7750 Mobile Hwy, Pensacola, FL 32526

Hours: Monday-Saturday 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Document scanning: Nov. 4-14

OKALOOSA COUNTY

Northwest Florida Fairgrounds

1958 Lewis Turner Blvd, Fort Walton Beach, FL 32547

Hours: Monday-Saturday 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

No document scanning

SANTA ROSA COUNTY

Gulf Breeze Community Center

800 Shoreline Drive, Gulf Breeze, FL 32561

Hours: Monday-Saturday 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Document scanning: Nov. 4-14

Pensacola State College

5988 U.S. 90, Milton, FL 32583

Hours: Monday-Saturday 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Document scanning: Nov. 4-14

WALTON COUNTY

Freeport Regional Sports Complex

563 Hammock Trail East, Freeport, FL 32439

Hours: Monday-Saturday 9 a.m.-6 p.m.

Document scanning: Nov. 6-7

The centers operate under COVID-19 protocols to ensure visitors and FEMA personnel are safe. Distancing and face coverings are required.

It is not necessary to visit a center to register with FEMA. Disaster survivors with uninsured losses can also apply by:

Visiting DisasterAssistance.gov;

Downloading the FEMA App; or by

Calling 800-621-3362 (800-462-7585 TTY). Multilingual operators are available. The toll-free numbers are open from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. local time, seven days a week. Those who use a relay service such as a videophone, InnoCaption or CapTel should provide FEMA with their specific phone number assigned to that service.

The deadline to register is Dec. 1.

Tuesday Nov. 3

The Florida Department of Health in Escambia County (FDOH-Escambia) will suspend specimen collection for COVID-19 offered to Florida residents on Wednesday. Specimen collection is expected to resume normal operations Thursday. The primary focus is virus testing from swab samples to help identify those who are COVID positive and that need contact tracing. This effort is part of the continuing public health surveillance and monitoring for COVID-19 that is occurring across the state.

COVID-19 Drive-Thru Testing Schedule*

 

Where**

 

When

 

Who

 

How

 

FDOH-Escambia Downtown Center

1300 West Gregory Street

Pensacola, FL 32502

Use drive-thru entrance on West Wright Street between North G Street and North H Street

 

Open 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. CT     on the following dates:

Thursday, November 5

Friday, November 6

 

All Florida residents with or without symptoms

 

Drive-thru, no appointment needed

Bring your Florida driver’s license. Only Florida residents will be tested.

 

FDOH Update

Today, data reported to the Agency for Health Care Administration shows that the number of COVID-19 positive patients that are currently hospitalized is down more than 70%  since July.

As posted on the Agency for Health Care Administration’s hospitalization dashboard at 3:15 p.m., there are 2,485 current hospitalizations with a primary diagnosis of COVID-19.

Positive test results: Yesterday’s statewide positivity rate for new cases is 7.58%. Yesterday was the eighty-second straight day below 10%  positivity of new cases.

Monday, Nov. 2

272 deaths in Escambia County

As of 2 p.m., Escambia County has had 13,730 positive COVID-19 cases.  The total number of COVID-19-related deaths in Escambia County residents is 272 individuals.

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