When the Pensacola City Council meets this week, the city’s mask ordinance to battle the coronavirus could become history – for now.
The decision to look into rescinding the order, says Mayor Grover Robinson, is the dropping COVID-19 hospitalization rate.
“Last week, we were at 75 [patients]; we’ve gone 75, then 70, 63-64, 59, and [Sunday] was 50,” said the mayor. “The last time we were this low we were at 44, when we first instituted it. We haven’t been this low since the council passed their mask ordinance.”