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Diver dies after suffering from decompression sickness off Pensacola coast

RELEASE FROM THE U.S. COAST GUARD NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard medevaced two divers reporting symptoms of decompression sickness offshore Pensacola, Florida, Monday. One 55-year-old male diver was transported to Spring Hill Medical Center, and one 66-year-old male diver was pronounced deceased by EMS upon arriving to shore.  Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Mobile…MORE

Big Kahuna’s in Destin set to reopen Thursday

DESTIN, Fla. (WKRG) — Big Kahuna’s Water & Adventure park in Destin will reopen Thursday, a media release says. The park has been closed for two months to help stop the spread of COVID-19. The opening will come with a few changes, the release said. The park will open with reduced capacity. There will also…MORE

ECSD announces plans for resuming athletic and band participation

Following Gov. Ron DeSantis’ announcement, Escambia County School Superintendent Malcolm Thomas announced plans for resuming athletic and band participation for students. Between June 1, 2020 and June 15, 2020 student athletes should obtain an updated physical and parent consent and release forms, which must be submitted prior to participation in district sports.MORE

Waterfront Rescue Mission to resume services June 1

PENSACOLA, Fla. (WKRG) — Waterfront Rescue Mission is resuming many of its services halted by coronavirus, on June 1st. Below you will see the bullet points sent out in a press release from the Mission: Day Services for homeless men, women & children- Showers, hand-washing stations, restrooms, access to on-site clinic, bike repair, mail service,…MORE

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Coronavirus State Hotlines, Local Cancellations & More

Coronavirus State Hotlines, Local Cancellations & More

  If you or a family member are showing signs of symptoms, you can call the hotline in your state.  Alabama Covid-19 Hotline: 1-888-264-2256   Florida Department of Health COVID-19 Hotline: 1-866-779-6121  The Call Center is available 24 hours a day. Inquiries may also be emailed to    Mississippi Covid-19 Hotline: 1-877-978-6453     To view all…