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.

Featured Stories

Assorted Chinese dishes in paper delivery boxes: sweet and sour chicken, dim sum, spring rolls, noodles, salad, rice, steamed buns, dips. Asian restaurant take away concept, top view

Orange County and Visit Orlando Launch ‘#407Day’ to Support Local Restaurants

Orange County and Visit Orlando announce this Tuesday, April 7, 2020 as “#407 Day” for residents to show support for local restaurants and their employees. The campaign—inspired by the county’s long-time area code—encourages residents to order takeout/delivery from some of the hundreds of open locations listed on www.VisitOrlando.com/togo and post their own takeout selfies, interesting food shots, and favorite locations using the hashtags #407Day and #OrlandoToGo.

To support Orlando’s restaurant community through the challenges of COVID-19, and help residents easily find locations offering takeout/delivery, Visit Orlando contacted hundreds of local restaurants and continues to add any interested restaurants to the list at VisitOrlando.com/togo. The robust directory features over 280 open restaurants, sorted by geographic region, and encourages residents to share images of their local favorites on @VisitOrlando’s and @OrangeCoFL’s social media channels, including Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.

medical thermometer and glass of water on nightstand against sick person suffering from flu or common cold sleeping in bed

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...

Asian senior couple use tablet video call and talk to grandchild.

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...

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’...

Community & Services

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...

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...

Four Decades of Service: Orange County Public Works Employee Celebrating 42 Years

Orange County Government is a great place to work. But don’t take our word for it. One in ten County employees has two decades or more serving our residents.

To be exact, as of March 31, 2020 there will be 1,074 Orange County Government employees with 20 years or more of service, which is an impressive...

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,...

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 the globe are addressing misinformation about the disease. Find this information as a PDF in English or Spanish.

Here are some myths and correlating facts about the virus:

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...

Business

Assorted Chinese dishes in paper delivery boxes: sweet and sour chicken, dim sum, spring rolls, noodles, salad, rice, steamed buns, dips. Asian restaurant take away concept, top view

Orange County and Visit Orlando Launch ‘#407Day’ to Support Local Restaurants

Orange County and Visit Orlando announce this Tuesday, April 7, 2020 as “#407 Day” for residents to show support for local restaurants and their...

medical thermometer and glass of water on nightstand against sick person suffering from flu or common cold sleeping in bed

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...