March 17, 2020MEDIA CONTACT:
Escambia County, City Following Governor's Order to Close Bars, Nightclubs
County Limiting Groups to 10 People or Fewer on Pensacola Beach
Bars and nightclubs in Escambia County and the City of Pensacola must close for 30 days starting at 5 p.m. today, Tuesday, March 17, per an executive order from Gov. Ron DeSantis.
Restaurants are also encouraged to take the following steps to allow for social distancing and limit potential spread of COVID-19:
- Limit capacity to 50 percent.
- Maintain at least 6 feet distance between tables.
- Offer pickup and delivery options.
- Monitor employees for symptoms and encourage them to stay home if they are not feeling well.
Escambia County is also following the recommendation from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to limit groups on the beach to 10 people or fewer, with social distance between groups. Signs will be posted at Pensacola Beach, and the county will be monitoring.
Health Department Information
The Florida Department of Health in Escambia County Coronavirus Call Center is now available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at 1 (866) 779-6121 or you can email your questions to COVIDfirstname.lastname@example.org
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