Santa Rosa COVID-19 Positivity Rate Increases 4.4% in One Week, Hospitals Limit Visitations

Posted on August 2, 2021 by Staff reports

The Florida Department of Health on July 30 reported 772 positive COVID-19 cases in Santa Rosa County. That’s up from 441 cases the week prior, and a 4.4-percent increase in positivity rates.

Vaccinations are available at the FDOH-Santa Rosa. For appointment locations and times, call 850-983-5200 and select the option for scheduling COVID-19 vaccines.

FDOH-Santa Rosa currently administers the Moderna vaccine, which is approved for those 18 and older, and the Pfizer vaccine for those 12 and older.

Vaccines are also available at other locations such as CVS, Walgreens, Walmart and Publix. Find the location nearest you and the vaccine being administered at

If residents are experiencing symptoms, they should contact their primary care provider. Those without a primary care provider can call FDOH’s COVID-19 Call Center at 1-866-779-6121.

According to Santa Rosa County officials:

  • Baptist Health Care at this time is not allowing visitors at Baptist, Gulf Breeze and Jay Hospitals. One caregiver/support person per patient is permitted at a time for non-COVID patients.
  • Santa Rosa Medical Center has restricted patient visitors to one immediate family member, partner or significant other who is 18 years or older. Certain other restrictions apply. Contact SRMC for more details.