Public Health & Safety

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Saving Lives: Transportation Planning Division and Public Works Department Awarded for Best Practices in Orange County Code Amendments

Making Florida’s communities livable requires planning and implementation for pedestrian safety and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliance. This can be challenging, especially for Florida cities, which are ranked highest for pedestrian injuries and fatalities. To address this, Orange County’s Transportation Planning Division and Public Works Department successfully developed and implemented comprehensive Orange County […]

Hurricane Season Shelter Guidelines

This hurricane season, it is important Orange County residents are aware of any changes to available shelters in the event of a storm. With...

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 mistaken! Pool and...

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...