COVID-19 Update #36 - Thurs., Apr. 30
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Drive-through COVID testing sites are being set up throughout the county, no pre-screening is required. If you do not live in one of the areas listed below, other locations are being set up in the county soon. Details will be made available via this news release. Contact the Department of Health (850-564-2307) for the closest site.
- The Santa Rosa County Board of County Commissioners will hold a special meeting in the Administrative Complex, 6495 Caroline St. in Milton, on Tues., May 5 at 9 a.m. to provide a COVID-19 update. This meeting will be streamed lived and archived online. Seating is limited due to CDC recommendations. Additionally, a public input form is available for input/comment on individual agenda items or to bring forward issues to be heard at public forum.
- Santa Rosa County will follow Executive Order 20-111 and Executive Order 20-112, announced yesterday by Gov. DeSantis. Executive Order 20-111 and Executve Orders 20-112 extend Executive Orders 20-87 (vacation rental closures) until further notice. Executive Order 20-111 and Executive Order 20-112 continue to permit the essential services and activities described in Executive Order 20-91. See Gov. DeSantis' step-by-step plan here.
- The prohibition on vacation rentals remains in effect pursuant to Executive Order 20-112. Any new check-ins to short-term vacation rentals will remain prohibited through the duration of Executive Order 20-112. Santa Rosa County cannot alter Gov. DeSantis' order and it is enforced by the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation.
- At the request of the governor’s office, the direction of the Florida Department of Emergency Management with the support of the Florida Department of Health, Escambia and Santa Rosa counties announced a new mobile testing site at the University of West Florida will open to the public beginning Sat., May 2 at 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The UWF test site will be open seven days a week for two weeks. Find more information here.
- Santa Rosa County Animal Services is extending reduced adoption fees in an effort to encourage pet adoptions. The adoption fees are $10 for cats/kittens and $25 for dogs/puppies. View animals available for adoption online. For more information, call (850) 983-4680.
- Fri., May 1, 9 a.m. - Milton Community Center, 5629 Byrom St. (minimum of 300 tests)
- Fri., May 1, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. - Chumuckla Elementary, 2312 County Rd. 182 in Jay (minimum of 100 tests)
- Sat., May 2, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. - Southern Raceway, 9359 Nichols Lake Rd. in East Milton (minimum of 100 tests)
- Sat., May 2, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. - University of West Florida in the SP2 parking lot, 11000 University Pkwy. in Pensacola. This is for residents of Escambia and Santa Rosa counties. Find more information here.
- Sun., May 3, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. - Jay Community Center at the recreational park, 5259 Booker Ln. in Jay (minimum of 100 tests)
- Mon., May 4, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. - Berrydale Baptist Church, 6730 FL-4 in Jay (minimum of 100 tests)
- Thurs., May 7, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. - Navarre High School, 8600 High School Blvd. in Navarre (minimum of 100 tests)
- Fri., May 8, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. - Tiger Point Park, 1370 Tiger Park Ln. in Gulf Breeze (minimum of 100 tests)
- Navarre Beach will open May 1 from 2:30 to 7:30 p.m. daily. Parking will be available at all public lots and spaces. Visitors may also walk and bike the multi-use path of the island of Navarre Beach.
- Navarre Beach Pier will be open May 1 from 2:30 to 7:30 p.m. daily. Normal pier admission procedures will be in place; daily and annual passes may be purchased.
- The Navarre Beach Marine Park parking lots close each night at sundown.
- The Santa Rosa Sheriff's Office checkpoint will come down tomorrow morning, Fri., May 1. Law enforcement will maintain a presence on the island to ensure social distancing guidelines are followed.
Santa Rosa Medical Center
Santa Rosa Medical Center is urging the local community to seek emergency care when needed – without delay. If residents experience a medical emergency such as stroke symptoms or chest pain that may be a heart attack, a timely response will support the best possible outcome. Heart attack, stroke and cardiac arrest symptoms are always urgent. Do not hesitate to call 9-1-1.
Even with a limited number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the community, the hospital has implemented precautions to protect patients and staff, including screening all patients for symptoms and risk factors, and placing any individuals with suspected or confirmed COVID-19 in a separate area. Cleaning and disinfection are emphasized in caregiving areas and throughout the facility.
Heart attack signs and symptoms
- Chest discomfort
- Discomfort in other areas of the upper body
- Shortness of breath
- Other possible signs include breaking out in a cold sweat, nausea or lightheadedness.
- Women’s most common heart attack symptom is chest pain. Some women are more likely to experience shortness of breath, nausea/vomiting and back or jaw pain.
Remember to act F.A.S.T. during stroke
- Face drooping – Does one side of the face droop or is it numb?
- Arm weakness – Is one arm weak or numb?
- Speech difficulty – Is speech slurred, are they unable to speak, or are they hard to understand?
- Time to call 9-1-1 – If the person shows any of these symptoms, even if the symptoms go away, call 9-1-1 and get them to the hospital immediately.
Cardiac arrest occurs when the heart malfunctions and stops beating unexpectedly. Within seconds, a person becomes unresponsive, is not breathing or is only gasping. Survival depends on getting immediate CPR.
The Santa Rosa County Tax Collector will begin taking appointments on Mon., May 4 at the Milton office only. The following guidelines will be in place:Town of JayThe Town of Jay will open the drive-through window beginning Mon., May 4 and conduct all face-to-face transactions from that location. The lobby will remain closed to customers.
- Appointments are for Santa Rosa County residents only.
- Appointments will only be taken via telephone at (850) 983-1800.
- Customers are encouraged to wear a face mask if possible.
- Customers are asked to not bring extra people/family members that are not pertinent to the transaction. These people may be asked to wait outside if brought.
- Any transactions that can be done online/over the phone will not be done in the office. Customers will be directed to call and/or visit www.santarosatax.com to complete those transactions outside of the office. For any special circumstances or questions, call (850) 983-1800.
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