Public Health & Safety

Orange County Manages Supply Chain Issues with Agility and Adaptability

It has been three years since the COVID pandemic, but its effects, along with international conflicts and inflationary pressures, are still creating issues for governments in obtaining goods and services. Supply chain slowdowns have affected access to materials and how they are delivered to their final destinations. In 2024, although slowdowns have lessened, they still […]

Rapid Rehousing Services Provided for Orange County Homeless Young Adults with HIV

Orange County Health Services Department was recently awarded a $1M SURE (Supporting Replication of Housing Interventions in the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program) grant from...

Zero Fatalities: Orange County Adopts Vision Zero Strategies to Save Lives

Each year, more than 42,000 people are killed on American streets, and thousands more are injured. In 2022, there were 209 fatalities and 1,208...

What’s in a Name?

Whenever Belgian immigrant Lynx Tepatondele Teta Delozege heard sirens outside his Central Florida home, one thought always crossed his mind: “I should become a...

Office for a Drug-Free Community Leads Efforts to Curb Opioid Deaths

In Orange County, more people died from opioid overdoses in 2022 than all other drug overdoses combined, and the importance of harm reduction —...

Orange County Animal Services Initiates New Program That Keeps More Pets in Homes

In early September, Orange County Animal Services had to move quickly when a canine pneumovirus case was found in a shelter dog. In order...

Harbor House a True Community Partner in Quest to Eradicate Domestic Violence

October is Domestic Violence Awareness and Prevention Month, and Orange County continues to do its part to tackle this issue head on. The Orange...

Orange County Public Works Well Prepared for Hurricane Season

Orange County Public Works Department is one of the first departments called upon to help in emergency situations like hurricanes, and as we reach...

Idalia Updates

Latest news is displayed first. For resources and information on storm preparedness, visit www.ocfl.net/storm. To view the latest updates in Spanish, visit ocfl.net/Idalia-es. To...

Extreme Heat: Dealing with the Dog Days of Summer

Dangerously hot and humid conditions have continued across the state of Florida this summer, and heat index values have regularly climbed into the triple...