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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 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 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.

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

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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...

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Orange County’s Pollution Prevention Champion Spotlight: Hilton Orlando

Orange County Environmental Protection Division is pleased to recognize a local Pollution Prevention (P2) champion.

Hilton Orlando, in partnership with the Surfrider Foundation, is home...

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Orange County Awarded $20 Million Federal BUILD Grant to Reimagine Mobility in the Region

National leaders recently gathered in Lake Nona to announce the recipients of $900 million in federal BUILD grants awarded by the U.S. Department of...

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A County That Works For Everyone: Mayor Demings’ Housing for All Task Force Unveils Final Recommendations

Orange County Mayor Jerry Demings’ Housing For All Task Force recently unveiled its 10-year plan to add tens of thousands of new attainable housing...

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Orange County Jail Receives High Marks from Recent Inspection

An Inspection Team spent October 24, 2019 analyzing Orange County Corrections for the annual Florida Model Jail Standards (FMJS) audit. The team was comprised of 16...

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Orange County Government: Women in STEM

Carol Merkel discovered her love for engineering in college and has never looked back.

Growing up, Carol Merkel loved math and was exceptionally good at...

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Orange County Government: Women in STEM

Biologist Julie Bortles is helping protect water quality in Orange County’s lakes, rivers and springs

Growing up in Miami next to a lake, Julie Bortles...