Public Health & Safety

Pool wastewater flowing down the storm drain and directly into our waterways

Don’t Pollute: How to Properly Dispose of Pool and Spa Wastewater

Do you know how to properly dispose of pool and spa wastewater? If you guessed down a storm drain, you are wrong! Pool and spa wastewater that flows down storm drains ends up in local waterways, affecting water quality, wildlife and even our health. Why is stormwater pollution so hazardous? Anything dumped or dropped on […]

Lifesaving Lessons: Learning CPR and AED Awareness

Orange County Government Promotes CPR Week Saving lives is the goal of National CPR and AED Awareness Week, which runs from June 1-7.  Advocates...

Orange County Convention Center Event Manager Janice Reindl Recognized with Public Health Hero Award for Vaccination Site Efforts

Orange County Mayor Jerry L. Demings, along with Florida Department of Health in Orange County Director Dr. Raul Pino recognized Orange County Convention Center...

Phased Approach In Orange County To Easing Face Coverings

Recently, the CDC issued new guidance on outdoor mask use for those who are fully vaccinated. If you are fully vaccinated and want to attend a small...

High-Tech Forensics: Orange/Osceola Medical Examiner First to Use Virtual Anatomy Dissection Table

When the Orange County & Osceola’s District Nine Medical Examiner’s Office moved to its new facility on Michigan Street in 2009, the building was...

Orange County Launches #IGotMyShot Campaign to Combat COVID-19 Vaccine Hesitancy, Build “Community Immunity”

Today, April 14, 2021, Orange County Government officials – along with representatives from the Florida Department of Health in Orange County, the City of...

Orange County Fire Rescue Reveals New, More Efficient Engine

Two years ago, the Orange County Fire Rescue Department created an Apparatus Committee with the expectation of taking a look at its current apparatus,...

Face Masks for All: Million Mask Challenge Group Provides Invaluable Service during the Pandemic

When Andrea Ruiz-Hays started the Million Mask Challenge – WE NEED YOU! Facebook group in March 2020, it was in an attempt to connect...

Contact Tracing: An Important Tool in Fighting COVID-19 as Vaccinations Pick Up

The Florida Department of Health in Orange County (DOH-Orange) is helping slow the spread of COVID-19 in the region by performing contact tracing, a...

A Dose of Truth: COVID-19 Vaccine Myths: What Orange County Residents Need to Know

COVID-19 Vaccine Myths last updated on 5/17/2021. The COVID-19 vaccine brings the promise of global relief from the pandemic. Unfortunately, there has been a...