Skip to content

April 29th COVID-19 Update

Escambia County Commission Votes to Open Pensacola Beach on May 1st

Escambia County commissioners voted unanimously to reopen the county's public beaches on Santa Rosa Island and Perdido Key on Friday, with the exception of the area under the Pensacola Beach Pier, pavilions and public restrooms.

Beaches will be open from 30 minutes before sunrise to 30 minutes after sunset, and everyone going to the beach must follow social distancing guidelines of staying in groups of 10 or less and groups must be at least six feet apart from other groups.  Read the full PNJ article here.

Video of Commissioner Robert Bender’s motion and the vote on opening the beaches here.


Greater Pensacola Chamber Partners with Faith-based Network to Offer Additional Donations Sites Through May 4th

The Greater Pensacola Chamber of Commerce is partnering with BRACE (Be Ready Alliance Coordinating for Emergencies) and Hillcrest Baptist Church to extend the continuous site for medical supply donations to May 4th. Donations can be made from 9am-5pm Monday-Friday at both Hillcrest Baptist Church Campuses (800 E Nine Mile Rd, Pensacola, FL 32514 or 3960 Spanish Trail Road Pensacola, FL 32504).

Items being accepted: Respirator Masks N95 1860/1860s; Standard Face / Surgical Masks (Loop or Tie-on); Flexible Mini-Tip Flocked Swab-Nasopharyngeal; Full Length Face Shields; Isolation Gowns; Nitrile Medical Examination Gloves.

In addition to the medical supply drop-off locations, the Chamber has partnered with Brownsville Church and Marcus Pointe Baptist Church to offer a drop off site for baby donations for moms in need. This is based off of community needs assessed by our faith network. Donations requested include diapers, wipes, and formula (only). Drop off location is at Marcus Pointe Baptist Church (6205 N W St, Pensacola, FL 32505) from April 27th – May 4th. Donations can be made from 9am-5pm Monday-Friday.

For more information, please contact the Chamber’s Director of External Affairs, Sara Lefevers at 850.356.8735 or


LandrumHR Webinar: Are you making plans to reopen your business?

Join LandrumHR for a webinar on April 29 at 1 p.m. as they discuss best practices for returning to work and answer your questions live.

LandrumHR General Counsel, Amie Remington, has recommendations for how to bring employees back both safely and in compliance with employment law.

Topics will include:

  • Practical advice on timing and procedures
  • Legal considerations under EEOC's Title VII, ADA, etc.
  • We'll answer the question, “What if my employee doesn't want to come back?” and more!

Register here.