Reminder: COVID-19 Testing Available Friday In Century From Community Health

July 9, 2020

Community Health Northwest Florida will offer COVID-19 testing in Century on Friday.

The drive-thru/walk-up testing will be available Friday from 9 a.m. until noon on East Hecker Road at the Head Start building (former elementary school). A photo identification is required. The testing is available to any Escambia County, Florida, resident of any age, regardless of symptoms. There is no pre-screening required.

Testing will be provided weather permitting while supplies last.

According to Community Health:

  • The tests are no-cost to the individual. If you have health insurance, your insurance will cover the cost. If you do not have insurance, you can still be tested free of charge. Bring an identification and insurance card (if you have insurance).
  • Testing is not a doctor visit. You will not receive a medical examination. Community Health will only be collecting a specimen to send to a lab for processing, and then you will be free to go.
  • Once your test is complete, is it critical that you go home and self-isolate, wear a face covering and keep way from other people (including family members) to the best of your ability until results are known.
  • Community Health will call to share test results when they are available along with instructions on what to do next. They should have a good working contact number for you. They will not leave test result information on a voicemail message.

Pictured: Community Health Northwest Florida COVID-19 testing in Century on May 13. NorthEscambia.com photos, click to enlarge.

Cantonment, Farm Hill Neighborhood Cleanup Is Friday; Get Rid Of Yard Debris, Junk For Free

July 9, 2020

Residents of the Cantonment and Farm Hill areas will have the opportunity to dispose of yard debris and other items free of charge Friday, July 10 during a neighborhood cleanup.

Only residents in the designated cleanup area cam participate in the neighborhood cleanup. Items left at the curb outside of the area will not be collected. The general cleanup area is east of Jack’s Branch Road and north of Pine Lane Drive. Click or tap the map above to enlarge.

All debris must be at the curb directly in front of a residence by 7 a.m. on the day of the cleanup. Keep tires and paint cans separate from all other debris. Do not place piles under low-hanging lines or near poles, fences or mailboxes.

Items eligible for removal include:

  • Household appliances and electronics
  • Yard waste
  • Household junk and debris
  • Bicycles and toys
  • Old furniture and mattresses
  • Barbecue grills
  • Household hazardous waste (old paint, motor oil, chemicals, batteries)
  • Tires (limit 10 per household)

Items NOT eligible for removal include:

  • Building materials (concrete, bricks, blocks, roofing, drywall or lumber)
  • Explosives or ammunition
  • Auto parts
  • Dirt or sod
  • Vehicles or vessels
  • 55-gallon drums of fluids

Scattered Storms Continue, Temperatures Climb Headed Into The Weekend

July 9, 2020

Here is your official North Escambia area forecast:

Thursday – Mostly sunny with a 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the lower 90s. West winds 5 to 10 mph. Heat index readings around 106.

Thursday Night - Partly cloudy. A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms in the evening. Lows in the mid 70s. West winds up to 5 mph.

Friday – Mostly sunny. Slight chance of showers and thunderstorms in the morning, then chance of showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. Highs in the mid 90s. West winds up to 5 mph. Chance of precipitation 50 percent. Heat index readings around 108.

Friday Night – Partly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Lows in the mid 70s. West winds up to 5 mph.

Saturday – Mostly sunny. Slight chance of showers and thunderstorms in the morning, then chance of showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. Highs in the mid 90s. Chance of precipitation 50 percent.

Saturday Night – Partly cloudy. A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms in the evening. Lows in the mid 70s.

Sunday – Mostly sunny. Slight chance of showers and thunderstorms in the morning, then chance of showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. Highs in the mid 90s. Chance of precipitation 40 percent.
Sunday Night - Partly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Lows in the mid 70s.

Monday - Mostly sunny with a 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the mid 90s.

Monday Night – Partly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Lows in the mid 70s.

Tuesday - Mostly sunny. Slight chance of showers and thunderstorms in the morning, then chance of showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. Highs in the mid 90s. Chance of precipitation 50 percent.

Tuesday Night - Partly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Lows in the mid 70s.

Wednesday - Mostly sunny. Slight chance of showers and thunderstorms in the morning, then chance of showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. Highs in the lower 90s. Chance of precipitation 50 percent.

18 Escambia County Inmates Housed In Walton County Test Positive For COVID-19

July 8, 2020

Eighteen Escambia County inmates being housed in the Walton County Jail have tested positive for COVID-19.

Wednesday night, the Walnut County Jail said they have received the first round of test results for 58 inmates in the facility. Those results revealed 38 positive cases and 20 negative results.

Of the positive inmates, 18 are Escambia County inmates.

Another 38 test results are pending.

For questions, call the Escambia County Jail at (850) 436-9650.

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