Press Releases

Woodbury Road RCA Study Virtual Public Meeting on August 13, 2020

Orange County, Fla. – Orange County is conducting a Roadway Conceptual Analysis (RCA) study to evaluate the addition of lanes to the existing two-lane section of Woodbury Road from Lake Underhill Road to State Road (SR) 50, about 1.5 miles. The study will also evaluate improvements to the intersections of Lake Underhill Road, Waterford Lakes Parkway, and SR 50 with Woodbury Road.

The RCA study is Orange County’s detailed project development process used to evaluate potential roadway improvement options and recommendations and address anticipated mobility needs of the corridor.  In addition, the study will assess both social and environmental impacts associated with the planned road improvement.  The proposed improvements will enhance traffic flow and safety in the area.  By the end of the study, a final preferred alternative will be presented that incorporates public input with technical evaluations assessing the net benefits of the improvements.

Orange County Government Announces CARES ACT Micro-grants for Home-based Businesses 

Orange County, Fla. – Orange County Government is announcing an expansion of the CARES Act monies to include “micro-grants” to assist home-based businesses with three or less employees. The Orange CARES Micro-grant program is structured and designed to help support home-based business owners who were not previously eligible for the CARES Act Funding.

The Board of County Commissioners dedicated $3 million dollars to the micro-grant program.  The $3 million dollars is in addition to the $65 million already allocated for the CARES Business Assistance program. Both programs will also include an increase to the payroll protection plan from $50,000 to $75,000.

CareerSource Central Florida Receives $7M CARES Act Monies from Orange County Government for Economic Recovery Through Workforce Solutions

Orange County, Fla., – Aimed at providing workforce re-entry and meaningful careers to Orange County residents who have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, CareerSource Central Florida (CSCF) is set to deliver career services including employment support, career development workshops, resume assistance, internships and more. Orange County residents can access services by calling 1-800-757-4598 and or by visiting and registering through careersourcecentralflorida.com.

Using $7 million in Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act monies, CSCF will assist 4,000 dislocated workers from the county’s hardest-hit business sectors, including hospitality, restaurant, tourism, transportation and retail. The Orange County grant will enable CSCF to provide career counseling, trainings, internships and support services that will pave the way to employment. The goal is to have at least 75 percent of these displaced workers hired by June next year, earning an average wage of $15 per hour with economic impact of $93.6M in Central Florida region.

Orange County Health Services Continues to Provide Free COVID-19 Testing Econ Soccer Complex Will Open July 27 – July 31

WHAT: Orange County Health Services is offering free COVID-19 testing for Orange County residents at Econ Soccer Complex will open on July 27 – July 31, 2020.  Appointments are required. Hours of operation are 8 a.m. until 1 p.m.

TESTING: To maximize communication with individuals about test results, individuals will have the option to receive text/phone and on the website to check results. No symptoms and/or criteria is necessary for testing, however, online appointments are required. Individuals must be 18 years and older, as well as be an Orange County resident.