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Orange County Health Services Extends COVID-19 Testing: Free Testing Available at Barnett Park for Next Two Weeks

Due to continued demand, Orange County Health Services is expanding its COVID-19 testing offered to Orange County residents and will be at Barnett Park for the next two weeks. The site will serve up to 500 residents daily.

No symptoms and/or criteria is necessary for testing, however, online appointments are required and individuals must be 18 years and older as well as be an Orange County resident.
Upon completion of testing, residents will receive a free packet of facemasks and hand sanitizer.
Appointments are available online ONLY. (Please do not show up at the test sites without an appointment.)
www.ocfl.net/BarnettPark: to book at Barnett Park
Para información en español (or any other languages), por favor llame al 407-836-3111.

Be Storm Ready with Free Sandbags: Orange County Residents Encouraged to “Dig-In”

WHAT: In an effort to prepare for the peak of hurricane season, Orange County Government is hosting a free self-serve sandbag program for residents at five Orange County Park locations starting July 16 through July 30, 2020.

 Media availability will on Friday July 10, at 9 a.m. to kick off the program. A Spanish spokesperson will also be available for interviews.

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Media Alerts

Orange County Animal Services Suggests Including Pets in Preparedness Plan Amid COVID-19 Concerns

With the number of confirmed cases of coronavirus disease 2019 on the rise worldwide, it is important for Orange County residents to include their pets in preparedness plans.

Orange County Animal Services joins the Humane Society of the United States and The Association for Animal Welfare Advancement in suggesting community members create a preparedness plan that includes their pets in the event Orange County is impacted by the virus that causes COVID-19. In addition to preparations typically recommended for any natural disaster threat, individuals with pets should identify family members or friends to care for pets if someone in the household comes ill and is hospitalized.

Orange County Recycles Day 2019 Set for November 9, 2019

WHAT: Join in the festivities and learn how to Think 5 during Orange County Recycles Day 2019! Enjoy exhibits, children’s activities, refreshments (while supplies last), landfill tours, a truck display, and entertainment.

Website: www.ocfl.net/OCRecyclesDay

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