Coronavirus Information

Effective March 27, 2020 the Orange County Administration Building and some other County facilities will be temporarily closed to the public in order to reduce the potential for spread of COVID-19. Residents will still be able to reach many County services online and via phone. For more information, dial 311 or chat with a representative online (9 a.m. to 5 p.m.).

In an effort to prevent the spread of the Coronavirus, Orange County is under a curfew from 11 p.m. to 5 a.m., until further notice. For more details, visit www.ocfl.net/Coronavirus.

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COVID-19: Go to Hospital or Recover at Home?

According to the CDC, COVID-19 causes mild symptoms in about eight out of 10 people, and most people who are mildly ill with the virus are able to recover from home. If you are sick with COVID-19 or think you might have it, call your doctor before going to the doctor’s office or emergency room. People who do not think they are very sick could end up spreading the disease to others who are far more likely to develop severe symptoms, such as the elderly and people with compromising health conditions.

If you believe you meet the criteria to go to the hospital (dry cough and a fever combined with difficulty breathing or a compromised immune symptom) call ahead to let your doctor know, then follow his or her advice on the best way to get to the hospital or other healthcare facility.

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Helping the Elderly During COVID-19

Due to the threat of COVID-19, our elderly populations are facing more isolation than ever before. If you are looking for ways to help...

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Stay At Home to Flatten The Curve: State Issues Stay-At-Home Order Effective April 3, 2020

As our region continues to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic, Orange County Mayor Jerry L. Demings is reminding residents that Florida Governor Ron DeSantis’...

Busting Coronavirus Myths: What Orange County residents need to know. www.ocfl.net/coronavirus

Busting Coronavirus Myths: What Orange County Residents Need to Know

As the Coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to cause considerable international concern, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), World Health Organization and public health entities across...

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Helping the Elderly During COVID-19

Due to the threat of COVID-19, our elderly populations are facing more isolation than ever before. If you are looking for ways to help the community during this uncertain time, consider some of the...

Busting Coronavirus Myths: What Orange County Residents Need to Know

As the Coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to cause considerable international concern, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), World Health Organization and public health entities across the globe are addressing misinformation about the disease. Find this information...

Ninety-one-year-old Volunteer ‘Knocks Socks Off’ at Fix-it Fair

A pair of seventy-year-old socks is what Williamsburg resident Larry Hechler chose to wear to Orange County’s “Don’t Pitch It, Fix It!” workshop on Feb. 29, 2020. The 91-year-old says his mother knitted the argyle socks for his 21st birthday, and in keeping with the theme of the community repair event, Hechler donned his...

Public Health & Safety

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis at a podium

Stay At Home to Flatten The Curve: State Issues Stay-At-Home Order Effective April 3, 2020

As our region continues to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic, Orange County Mayor Jerry L. Demings is reminding residents that Florida Governor Ron DeSantis’ statewide stay-at-home order has taken effect as of April 3,...

Faulty Smoke Alarms “Spark” Fire Safety Program in Orange County

The National Fire Protection Association reports almost three out of five home fire deaths happened in residences with no smoke alarms or no working smoke alarms. This troubling statistic “sparked” Orange County Fire Rescue (OCFR) to take action.
In 2016, OCFR began an initiative that provides County residents with free home safety visits to review...

Orange County’s Fire Fleet Keeps the Big Rigs Rolling

What has nine bays, 10 technicians, a $9.3 million budget and is responsible for keeping 388 vehicles of all shapes and sizes up and running? If you answered Orange County Fire Rescue Department’s Fleet Services (OCFR), you’re correct. However, there’s much more to keeping the fleet tuned-up than meets the eye.

“The role of the...

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COVID-19: Go to Hospital or Recover at Home?

According to the CDC, COVID-19 causes mild symptoms in about eight out of 10 people, and most people who are mildly ill with the...

Top Takeaways: The 2020 State of I-Drive is Dynamic

Top Takeaways: The 2020 State of I-Drive is Dynamic

There is a strong appeal to International Drive, whether it is the impressive economic and tourism impact, its educational opportunities, or its diversity in...

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Alexa Users Can Now “Ask Orange County”

Orange County Government in Florida now offers “Ask Orange County Government” app/skill through Amazon’s Alexa –– a virtual assistant capable of voice interaction. The...