Stay at home ordered issued for 30 days effective 4/2/2020

 Gov. DeSantis issues 30 day stay at home order for all of Florida effective 4/2/2020

Considered essential workers: healthcare providers, law enforcement, restaurant, grocery store and gas station employees, bankers, reporters, bus drivers and technicians, taxis and truck drivers.

Considered essential activities: Going to church and participating in recreational activities like hiking, swimming and fishing while following social distance guidelines. You are still able to grocery shop and get gas.

The order says public gatherings of 10 people or more is not essential and it’s up to local authorities to police this.

The actual Governor's order has been uploaded in the PDF / file  library at the bottom of this page. 

Required Safety Procedures in Place Per Surgeon General

The next several weeks are critical that we practice and implement our safety procedures.  Governor DeSantis announced he is issuing an Executive Order to direct Florida’s Surgeon General, Dr. Rivkees, to issue a public health advisory urging the following:

  • Persons 65 years or older are encouraged to stay home for 14 days;
  • All employers are encouraged to utilize telework; and
  • Consistent with CDC guidance, all individuals should avoid social gatherings of 10 or more.

Latest COVID-19 Alerts from Escambia County

Click the button below for current updates and alerts from Escambia County 


Florida's COVID-19 Data and Surveillance Dashboard - Cases

Important Links & Key Sources of INFORMATION

For current symptoms please go to

CDC stated symptoms

For current CDC symptoms please visit the following page:   

Escambia County COVID-19 Screening Phone Number

Phone # to call for screening in Escambia County :  850-746-2684

 IF YOU: • Are experiencing fever, cough, sore throat, or shortness of breath, OR • Have returned from international travel or a cruise within the last 14 days, OR • Have been around someone diagnosed with Coronavirus (COVID-19), 

Who is at higher risk?

 Who is at higher risk?Early information out of China, where COVID-19 first started, shows that some people are at higher risk of getting very sick from this illness. This includes:

  • Older adults
  • People who have serious chronic medical conditions like:
    • Heart disease
    • Diabetes
    • Lung disease

Florida Department of Health Website

The Florida Department of Health has a website that has Florida specific information please visit via the following: 

COVID-19 Tool Kit - Florida Depratment of Health

Visit the following website for several informational sources 


Escmabia County - Website

Visit the following website for several informational sources specific to Escambia County, FL 




Escambia County Health Department Locations


What you need to know now about COVID-19 in Florida

. Adults 60 and older and those with underlying medical conditions like heart disease, diabetes and lung disease are more likely to develop serious illness. Here’s what you can do right now.