Public Health & Safety

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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 CDC guidelines on COVID-19 having relaxed, the state of Florida is allowing individual counties to determine the capacity of their shelters. Orange County’s Office of Emergency Management has decided on 50 […]

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...

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...