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June 1st COVID-19 Update

County Emergency Planners Prepare for Hurricane Season in the Age of COVID

If a hurricane threatens the Gulf Coast this year, sheltering may be a little different in the age of COVID-19.

Escambia County will open shelters if a named storm threatens the area, but county Emergency Manager Eric Gilmore said they will work as much as possible to put social distancing precautions in place at any public shelter because of the coronavirus pandemic. Read more here.


Disaster Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday Continues

The 2020 Disaster Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday continues through this Thursday.  For more information about tax-free items go here.


Visit Pensacola Launches Experience Pensacola App

Visit Pensacola announced the launch of the Experience Pensacola app. The app is designed to assist both locals and visitors in navigating Escambia County. With a built-in location finder, app users can find experiences closest to them. Some of the core features include:

  • Travel deals for an affordable vacation (locals can indulge, too!)
  • Local restaurant listings
  • Trails and Interactive Tours
  • Custom itinerary builder
  • Happy Hours
  • Current events
  • Local transportation options
  • Museums and attractions

The Experience Pensacola app is available for download on the Apple Store or Google Play. To learn more about the Experience Pensacola app, or to download it, visit