Escambia County Commission provides COVID-19 update

Published 9:06 am Monday, July 20, 2020

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In response to the COVID-19 (Coronavirus), temperature screening will be implemented beginning Monday morning, July 20, 2020, for all employees and citizens doing essential business at the Escambia County Courthouse in Brewton and the Escambia County Satellite Office Building located in Atmore. Escambia County is implementing this additional safety measure to meet the needs of its employees and citizens.

Anyone entering the County Courthouse or the Satellite Office Building will be subject to non-evasive thermal temperature screening. Anyone with a temperature of 100.4 degrees or above — or 38 degrees Celsius — will not be allowed access. This is the body temperature the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention considers an indication of a fever. Anyone with a temperature of 100.4 degrees or above will be asked to seek medical care. Anyone visiting these county facilities will also be required to be in compliance with Governor Ivy’s “Safer at Home Order” specifically the mask requirement. “Citizens are urged to continue practicing social distancing to aid in preventing the spread of COVID-19” said Karean L. Reynolds, Escambia County Commission Chair.

This policy will not affect any scheduled court proceedings. Anyone entering the courthouse for court, voting or other business related to the court system who may have a temperature of 100.4 or above should step outside the courthouse but not leave the premises. Someone from the appropriate judicial office will be notified of your presence and will give you further instruction. Again, do not leave the courthouse premises until an official with the courts speaks with you. If you are represented by an attorney call your attorney if you can do so without leaving the courthouse premises.

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For information concerning county offices contact the following:

Probate Office                                             ECATS

Brewton:(251)867-0301                             (251)867-0584

Tax Assessor                                              Emergency Management Agency

Brewton: (251)867-0303                            (251)867-0232

Tax Collector                                               Voters Information

Brewton (251)867-0305                             (251)867-0243

County Engineering & Road                     Escambia County Commission

(2510 867-0236                                           (251) 867-0300