Public Health & Safety

Orange County’s Citizens Safety Task Force

Orange County’s Citizens Safety Task Force Working Hard on Solutions Despite Pandemic

After seven shootings involving children under the age of 17 in the fall of 2020, Orange County Mayor Jerry L. Demings created a Citizens Safety Task Force aimed at reducing and preventing gun violence and violent crime in the community. The most recent task force meeting on December 9, 2020 included presentations by two nationally-recognized […]

Frequently Asked Questions Regarding COVID-19 Vaccinations in Orange County

On Tuesday, December 29, 2020, the Florida Department of Health in Orange County began vaccinating individuals who are 65+ years old. Orange County Government...

Department of Health in Orange County Receives First Shipment of the COVID-19 Vaccine

Orange County, Fla. – The Florida Department of Health in Orange County (DOH-Orange) received its first shipment of 16,000 doses of the Moderna COVID-19...

Want to Visit a Loved One at a Long-Term Care Facility? Here are the Latest Recommendations.

Since the COVID-19 pandemic began, nursing homes and assisted living facilities have largely banned families and caregivers from visiting their loved ones. In an...

Orange County’s New Fire Recruits Make History For Diversity

The Orange County Fire Rescue Department’s (OCFRD) newest fire recruits have made history as the most diverse class hired by the Department. This past...

Keeping it Wheel: Orange County Honors Employees at Curbside Ceremonies during COVID-19

It’s been said that necessity is the mother of innovation—and that’s exactly what Orange County’s Human Resources has had to do to honor employees...

Learning the ‘RITE’ Way: Orange County Public Safety Hosts Racial Intelligence Training for All Public Safety Agencies in the County

These are tense times for many who wear a badge. In an effort to equip its public safety personnel with the emotional and social...

Orange County Prepares for COVID-19 Vaccine – Freezers Ready for Hundreds of Thousands of Doses

In anticipation of an effective COVID-19 vaccine available to the public, Orange County has purchased cold storage devices, including ultra-cold storage freezers that can...

Orange County Animal Services Seeks Forever Home for Tonka

Tonka (A450668) was surrendered to Orange County Animal Services on April 15, 2020. Since then, he has been adopted and returned twice, through no...

Clearing Up Confusion about Types of COVID-19 Testing

Since late April 2020, Orange County Health Services has been rotating locations throughout the County each week to offer free COVID-19 testing to all...