March 16, 2020MEDIA CONTACT:
City Community Centers, Programs to Close to the Public
Meal Pick-ups for Seniors to Continue
Due to concerns related to COVID-19, the City of Pensacola is closing all community centers
and programs to the public effective today, Monday, March 16, until further notice. In addition, event rentals with 50 or more participants at city facilities are canceled effective immediately for at least eight weeks,
based on a recommendation from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.Exceptions:
Senior Meal Pickup Locations:
Council on Aging of West Florida will provide pre-plated meals for seniors at the following locations/dates (for pickup only):
- Tuesday, March 17 from 11 a.m. to noon: Cobb Resource Center, 601 E. Mallory St., and Gull Point Resource Center, 7000 Spanish Trail
- Weekdays from 11 a.m. to noon starting Wednesday, March 18: Cobb Resource Center, 601 E. Mallory St., and Bayview Senior Resource Center, 2000 E. Lloyd St.
Seniors who usually get their meals at Fricker Resource Center can pick up meals at Cobb Resource Center. Seniors who usually get their meals at Gull Point Resource Center can pick up meals at Bayview Senior Center.
Seniors must call Council on Aging at 432-1475 before noon the day before pickup to reserve their meal.
As a reminder, CDC always recommends everyday preventive actions to help prevent the spread of respiratory diseases, including:
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
- Stay home when you are sick.
- Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
- Follow CDC’s recommendations for using a face mask.
- CDC does not recommend that people who are well wear a face mask to protect themselves from respiratory diseases, including COVID-19.
- Face masks should be used by people who show symptoms of COVID-19 to help prevent the spread of the disease to others. The use of face masks is also crucial for health workers and people who are taking care of someone in close settings (at home or in a health care facility).
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
for the most up-to-date resource for information and guidance regarding COVID-19 in Florida.