Orange County Government Public Information Officer
Email: PIO@ocfl.net

Orange County launches “PPE for Small Biz Initiative” under Guidance of the Economic Recovery Task Force

Mayor Jerry L. Demings SealOrange County, Fla. – During this COVID-19 initiative, personal protective equipment – or PPE – will be given to small businesses in Orange County in order to help them reopen and sustain themselves.

Distribution will begin on Monday, May 11th from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and will remain open during the same operating hours until Friday, May 15, 2020, or until supplies run out.

One million face masks and 200,000 travel-size hand sanitizer bottles will be put into kits and distributed to up to 20,000 small businesses. There are six drive-thru pick-up sites throughout the County. To learn more or sign up go to www.ocfl.net/PPE

There are two scheduled media availability’s. 

At 9:00 a.m. the location is Orange Technical College.

 At 1:00 p.m., the location is Corner Lake Middle School.

An Orange County staff person will be onsite for interviews in Spanish at the Corner Lake Middle School event.

Details for both events are below.

 

Media Availabity Event – 9 a.m.

Media Contact: Despina.McLaughlin@ocfl.net, 321-347-0033

Who: Mayor Jerry L. Demings

Where:  Orange Technical College, Mid-Florida Campus 2900 W. Oak Ridge Road, Orlando, FL 32809

When: 9 a.m. – Monday May 11, 2020

What: On Monday, Orange County launches its “PPE for Small Biz Initiative” under the guidance of the Economic Recovery Task Force.

 

Media Availability Event – 1 p.m.

At Corner Lake Middle School an Orange County staff person who will be onsite for interviews in Spanish.

Media Contact: Kelly.Finkelstein@ocfl.net, 407-468-5289

The Hispanic media is cordially invited to media availability with a Spanish speaker.

Who: Yetzenia Negron PPE Site Manager

Where: Corner Lake Middle School 1700 Chuluota Road, Orlando Florida, 32820

When: 1 p.m. – Monday May 11, 2020

What: Orange County launches its “PPE for Small Biz Initiative” under the guidance of the Economic Recovery Task Force.

About Orange County Government: Orange County Government strives to serve its citizens and guests with integrity, honesty, fairness and professionalism. Located in Central Florida, Orange County includes 13 municipalities and is home to world-famous theme parks, the nation’s second-largest convention center, and a thriving life science research park. Seven elected members make up the Board of County Commissioners including the Mayor who is elected countywide. For more information, please visit www.OCFL.net or go to the Orange County Facebook and Twitter pages.

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