Community & Services

Orange County Parks & Recreation employees pictured at Barnett Park where they helped with the County’s Rental Assistance Line.

During COVID-19 Crisis, It’s All Hands on Deck for Orange County

With the coronavirus disrupting just about every aspect of our daily lives, Orange County Government has gone into overdrive to keep residents both safe and informed. In order to do this, County employees are being dispatched to other departments to assist with certain emergency functions.

“When activated during an emergency, Orange County has different emergency support functions that work together,” said Jon Weiss, P.E., director, Orange County Planning, Environmental and Development Services Department. “Much of the work pertains to crisis assistance hotline and health services support with Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) disbursement, but early on in this pandemic, there were significant efforts to find ways to keep our businesses running with the looming closure of County buildings.”

Orange County Family Services Program Manager Ben Pacquin hands a free PPE kit to a local small business at a designed drive-through pick-up location.

We Got You Covered: Orange County Government Distributes Free PPE during COVID-19 Pandemic

As part of Orange County Government’s strategy to keep residents safe during the coronavirus pandemic, free personal protective equipment (PPE) was handed out to...

Orange County Mayor Jerry L. Demings visits a Head Start classroom in Orange County.

‘Head Start’ Celebrates 55 Years of Learning

For more than five decades, the National Head Start Program has helped turn the graduation cap tassels of more than 37 million low-income children...

Orange County Corrections Department: Keeping the Faith during COVID-19 Challenges (Note: Photo taken before COVID-19 pandemic)

Orange County Corrections Department: Keeping the Faith during COVID-19 Challenges (Note: Photo taken before COVID-19 pandemic)

The COVID-19 pandemic has dramatically altered the way the Orange County Corrections Department operates. Public access to the jail has been limited due to...

Woman cleaning a door handle with a disinfection spray and disposable wipe. Woman sanitizing door handle with antibacterial spray. Girl staying at home during coronavirus outbreak

Orange County’s Neighborhood Center for Families get Cleaning Supplies to Underserved to Fight COVID-19

Shopping for food and other household essentials during the COVID-19 pandemic has been especially difficult for low-wage individuals and families. Agencies that would normally...

Hashtag 4-0-7 Dates: Support our local restaurants

#407Dates: Support local restaurants and connect through new online events, dinner deals and cooking kits

Orange County and Visit Orlando recently launched “407 Dates” – a new pride campaign named after the longtime Orange County area code, designed to...

Orange County Convention Center Supports the Feed the Need Initiative

Orange County Convention Center Supports the Feed the Need Initiative

With a goal of supporting the community through this pandemic, the Orange County Convention Center (OCCC) continues to collaborate with Centerplate and Urban Smart Farms to donate fresh...

Center to Community Gardens: Feeding the Region

Center to Community Gardens: Feeding the Region

The Orange County Convention Center (OCCC), in partnership with Centerplate and Urban Smart Farms, continues to support the region through the donation of fresh...

Orange County Convention Center Makes Donation to Support Local Healthcare Heroes

Orange County Convention Center Makes Donation to Support Local Healthcare Heroes

The Orange County Convention Center (OCCC) is committed to helping the community combat COVID-19. Last week, the OCCC donated more than 1,500 N95 masks...

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...