Public Health & Safety

Woman speaks at podium in from of Domestic Violence Awareness Poster

Stopping Domestic Violence: Orange County Commissioners Accept Findings

After months of work, the Orange County Domestic Violence Commission (DVC) presented its findings and proposed recommendations to the Board of County Commissioners in late August. The multi-sector recommendations were put forth to address several domestic violence-related issues in the community. The requested action to accept the recommendations was approved unanimously by the BCC. Originally […]

Orange County Addresses “Livability” for Older Adults with Age-Friendly Initiative

The number of Americans 65 and older is expected to nearly double in the next 40 years, far outpacing growth in any other age...

Transportation Planning Division and Public Works Nationally Recognized for Innovative Pedestrian Safety Measures

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...

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...