Press Releases

Orange County Mayor Jerry L. Demings Reminds Residents of Governor Ron DeSantis’ Statewide Stay-at-Home Order | April 3, 2020

Orange County, Fla. – As our region continues to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic, Orange County Mayor Jerry L. Demings reminds residents that Governor Ron DeSantis’ statewide stay-at-home order will be in effect at midnight.

Orange County will align with the governor’s directive. The “Safer at Home” order supersedes all County mandates and requires all 67 counties to comply.

Orange County Implements Burn Ban | April 1, 2020

Orange County, Fla. – A burn ban, which prohibits the ignition and burning of open fires, is now active in Orange County. Under Orange County’s Fire Prevention and Protection ordinance, burn bans automatically activate countywide when the Keetch-Byram Drought Index (KBDI), the reference scale created by the State of Florida which measures drought conditions, meets or exceeds 500. On March 31, 2020 the drought index reached 500 on KBDI scale.

The burn ban now remains in effect until the drought index dips below 500 KBDI for seven consecutive days, per county ordinance.

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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.


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