Public Health & Safety

Governor Desantis at the podium

FAQs for Governor DeSantis’s “Phase 1: Safe. Smart. Step-by-Step” Executive Order, 20-112

GENERAL QUESTIONS When did the Governor’s Executive Order take effect? How long does it last? The Governor’s Executive Order 20-112 takes effect Monday, May 4, 2020 at 12:01 a.m. and lasts until the Governor issues a subsequent order. Is the “Safer at Home” Order over? The Governor’s Executive Order 20-91, Essential Services and Activities is […]

Telehealth Tips for COVID-19

As we continue to battle COVID-19, many Central Floridians may be considering where to go for care if they develop potential symptoms. One important...

Stressed out and Anxious? How to Cope During the COVID-19 Pandemic

The health-threatening nature of the COVID-19 pandemic, along with the social distancing, is creating a toxic environment for many. Add in stay-at-home mandates and...

COVID-19: Self-Isolation Tips

If you think you may have been exposed to COVID-19 and/or have symptoms, contact your health care provider or the Florid Department of Health...

Stay At Home to Flatten The Curve: State Issues Stay-At-Home Order Effective April 3, 2020

UPDATE: On April 29, 2020 Governor DeSantis issued a new Executive Order (EO), EO 20-112, that supersedes the information on this page. Please find...

Busting Coronavirus Myths: What Orange County Residents Need to Know

As the Coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to cause considerable international concern, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), World Health Organization and public health entities across...

Faulty Smoke Alarms “Spark” Fire Safety Program in Orange County

The National Fire Protection Association reports almost three out of five home fire deaths happened in residences with no smoke alarms or no working...

Orange County’s Fire Fleet Keeps the Big Rigs Rolling

What has nine bays, 10 technicians, a $9.3 million budget and is responsible for keeping 388 vehicles of all shapes and sizes up and...

Forum on Vaping Highlights Health Risks for Adolescents

Orange County Mayor Jerry Demings welcomed doctors from Nemours Children’s Health System during a community forum and panel discussion on vaping, which was held on...

Hamming it Up: Amateur Radio Operators Provide Vital Service to Orange County Residents

During a natural or man-made disaster, successful communication is critical to the safety of everyone. Fortunately, Orange County Government’s Emergency Management ensures all residents...