Public Health & Safety

COVID-19 Vaccine being drawn from a vial with a syringe

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 lot of misinformation surrounding the vaccine and its development. Here are some myths and correlating facts about the vaccine: Myth: The COVID-19 vaccine is unsafe because it was developed so quickly. […]

The Life Saving Convention Center: Serving Essential Public Safety Roles during Local Emergencies

The Orange County Convention Center has become ground zero in the public safety response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Six days a week, thousands of...

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...

Frequently Asked Questions Regarding COVID-19 Vaccinations in Orange County

Individuals can stay updated on the County’s vaccination efforts by visiting ocfl.net/vaccine. Frequently Asked Questions last updated on 6/17/2021. Table of Contents General Information...

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...