Public Health & Safety

Eye on Hurricane Isaias

Hurricane Isaias Update

Key Takeaways for Hurricane Isaias | July 31, 2020 WEATHER PROJECTIONS Florida Governor Ron DeSantis has declared a State of Emergency for all of the Florida’s east-coast counties, including Orange County. A hurricane watch has been issued for neighboring coastal counties, which means there is about 48 hours before those areas start to feel tropical-storm-force […]

Orange County COVID-19 Snapshot

The COVID-19 Dashboard for Orange County, Florida summarizes the latest data relating to Coronavirus cases.

Frequently Asked Questions Regarding Local Face Covering Executive Order 2020-25

On June 18, 2020, Orange County Mayor Jerry L. Demings announced an Executive Order 2020-23 Requiring Face Coverings in public places. On June 24,...

New Emergency Manager Preparing Orange County to Meet All Public Safety Challenges

When Lauraleigh Avery was appointed Orange County Emergency Manager by Mayor Jerry L. Demings on June 2, 2020, it had historic overtones. She is...

With COVID-19 Scams on the Rise, Here are Some Tips on How to Avoid Them

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to affect our daily lives, fraud schemes to get people’s personal information are on the rise.  The Federal watchdogs...

Orange County Offering Personal Protective Equipment to Small Businesses to Assist in Economic Recovery

PPE for Small Biz in Orange County, an Orange County Government COVID-19 initiative through the Orange County Economic Recovery Task Force, will provide personal...

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...

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...