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

Coronavirus Updates

Latest news is displayed first.

For resources and information on the Coronavirus, visit www.ocfl.net/Coronavirus. To watch any past news conference, visit the OrangeTV YouTube playlist.

1
Update: News Conference | April 12, 2021 | 4:30 p.m.

Watch the conference on the YouTube Video Stream or on Vimeo.

Key Takeaways Orange County News Conference – 4/12/2021

The 14-day average positivity rate for COVID-19 in Orange County 7%. Testing is still important.  Free COVID-19 testing is available at ocfl.net/testing.

The Orange County Convention Center vaccination site run by the Florida Department of Health in Orange County is currently booked for appointments. Please cancel any unwanted appointments to allow openings for others. Later this week, an announcement will be made regarding when appointments will open up again at the Orange County Convention Center.

NEW: VACCINES THROUGH ADVENTHEALTH

Thanks to a partnership with Orange County Government and the Florida Department of Health in Orange County, on Friday, April 16, 2021, AdventHealth is offering the COVID-19 vaccine for residents 16 years old and up.  This site will offer the Pfizer brand vaccination (4,600 appointments total). A consent form for individuals under 18 years old is required and a parent/guardian must be present with a minor.

Online appointments are required, no walk-ups will be accommodated. Visit ocfl.net/vaccine to schedule.

ORANGE COUNTY LAUNCHES MOBILE VACCINE PROGRAM

Today, Orange County Government launched its Mobile COVID-19 Vaccine Program to help serve residents closer to their own communities and reach underserved and minority residents.

The Barber Park Drive-Thru site is booked this week for online appointments. However, walk-ups from 5 p.m. though 7 p.m. are still available from April 12 through April 16.

Future sites will be determined based on vaccine supply from the Department of Health in Orange County. For information, visit ocfl.net/Vaccine.

VACCINES AT BRAVO SUPER MARKETS

Bravo Supermarkets, Orange County Government and the Florida Division of Emergency Management are hosting vaccination events at two Bravo Supermarkets on April 15 and 16, 2021. The events are free and open to Florida residents. The site will administer 400 Johnson & Johnson vaccines at each event. Interested residents are urged to arrive early, as supply is limited.

  • Thursday, April 15, 2021
    Bravo Supermarket
    13024 Narcoossee Rd., Orlando, FL 32832
    10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Friday, April 16, 2021
    999 N Semoran Blvd., Orlando, FL 32807
    10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

VACCINES AT THE MEXICAN CONSULATE

  • Friday, April 16, 2021
    Saturday, April 17, 2021
    Sunday, April 18, 2021
    Mexican Consulate Facilities
    2550 Technology Drive, Orlando, FL 32804
    9 a.m. (until supply is exhausted)

For additional vaccination sites in Orange County, visit ocfl.net/Vaccine.

VACCINES AT VALENCIA COLLEGE

Valencia College’s West Campus continues to offer the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine until May 6, 2021.  Recently, there has not been any wait time. The site is open 7 days a week from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.  Walk-ups only.

  • Valencia College – West Campus
    1800 Kirkman Road, Orlando, FL 32811
    7 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily

For more information, visit ocfl.net/Vaccine.

REMINDER: Residents ages 16 and 17:

2
Update: News Conference | April 8, 2021 | 4:30 p.m.

Watch the conference on the YouTube Video Stream or on Vimeo.

Key Takeaways Orange County News Conference – 4/08/2021

Quick Facts

ORANGE COUNTY LAUNCHES MOBILE VACCINE PROGRAM

Orange County Government has launched its own Mobile COVID-19 Vaccine Program in order to serve residents closer to their own communities and reach underserved and minority residents. Selected sites will be located where the percentage of vaccinated residents is low.

The upcoming mobile vaccination site will be:

  • Monday, April 12, 2021 – Friday, April 16, 2021
    Barber Park (Drive-Thru Site)
    3701 Gatlin Avenue, Orlando, FL 32812
    Appointments only/preferred: 9 a.m.- 5 p.m. Visit ocfl.net/Vaccine for appointments.
    Walk-ups only: 5-7 p.m.

Able to vaccinate 1,000 per day (Pfizer vaccine given)

Vaccines will be available for Florida residents 16 years old and older. However, for ages 16 and 17, a parent or legal guardian must register them for their appointment, sign a vaccine consent form, as well as be present at the time of vaccination. Future sites will be determined based on vaccine supply from the Department of Health in Orange County.

For appointments and information, visit ocfl.net/Vaccine.

VACCINES AT BRAVO SUPER MARKETS

In partnership with Bravo Supermarkets, Orange County Government and the Florida Division of Emergency Management will host a vaccination event tomorrow at the Bravo Supermarket located at 4065 W. Oak Ridge Rd. in Orlando. The event is free and open to Florida residents. The site will administer 400 Johnson & Johnson vaccines. Interested residents are urged to arrive early, as supply is limited.

  • Friday, April 9, 2021
    Bravo Supermarket
    4065 W. Oak Ridge Rd., Orlando, FL 32809
    Walk–ups only: 9 a.m. until capacity is reached

For additional vaccination sites in Orange County, visit ocfl.net/Vaccine.

CANCEL UNWANTED COVID-19 VACCINE APPOINTMENTS

Important: If you have signed up for an appointment at the Convention Center and then receive a vaccine at another location, please cancel your appointment.

If you do not cancel unwanted appointments, you are taking up a valuable opportunity for those seeking to be vaccinated.

To cancel your appointment, log into your CDR Maguire account at patientportalfl.com, then go to “My Vaccinations” and cancel from that screen. For assistance, call 844-770-8548.

TOURIST DEVELOPMENT TAX COLLECTIONS

Orange County Comptroller Phil Diamond announced that Tourist Development Tax (TDT) collections received by Orange County for February 2021 were $10,317,000, a 63.3% decrease compared to February 2020.

For more information, visit the Office of the Comptroller’s website to read its news release.

3
Update: News Conference | April 5, 2021 | 4:30 p.m.

Watch the conference on the YouTube Video Stream or on Vimeo.

Key Takeaways Orange County News Conference – 4/05/2021

CONVENTION CENTER VACCINATION SITE

The Florida Department of Health in Orange County’s convenient, drive-thru vaccination site at the Orange County Convention Center opened up appointments again on Friday, April 2 at 9 a.m.

Although appointments were booked in 43 minutes, stay tuned for a future opening announcement later this week. This site will now handle up to 4,000 appointments per day. If you were unable to get an appointment, visit ocfl.net/vaccine to sign up for email or text alerts on the appointment opening. Currently, the Pfizer vaccine is provided at this location.

Note: All individuals ages 18 and older are now eligible to receive any COVID-19 vaccine. At this time, the Pfizer vaccine is the only vaccine currently authorized for individuals under the age of 18. The state is continuing to follow all FDA issued Emergency Use Authorizations guidance when administering the COVID-19 vaccine. In accordance with this guidance, individuals 16 and older will be eligible to receive the Pfizer vaccine.

COVID-19 VACCINES AVAILABLE FOR 16+

Eligibility for COVID-19 vaccinations at any Florida vaccination site has expanded to include residents 16 years old or older.

For Residents Ages 16 and 17:

For vaccination site location information visit ocfl.net/vaccine.

FEMA VACCINATION SITES

As of tomorrow, April 6, 2021 all FEMA sites in Orange County will be offering the Johnson & Johnson vaccine only. Second doses of Pfizer or Moderna will be given at those sites to those who have already received a two-dose vaccine. The FEMA sites are administering up to 3,000 COVID-19 vaccines per day. Visit www.ocfl.net/vaccine for more information.

COUNTY’S PHASED REOPENING

Orange County is re-opening the County’s senior centers, gymnasiums, fitness centers and outdoor courts at a limited capacity of 50%.  For information, visit the County’s COVID-19 page on Facilities reopening.

In addition, the Orange County Public Works Department,  Planning, Environmental, and Development Services and the Utilities Department will re-open customer lobby areas and/or main buildings to the public on a limited, appointment-only basis.  Please note, individuals applying for building permits will still need to complete applications online. Other County services are still available online and residents are encouraged to use online resources.

For more information, visit ocfl.net.

#407DAY – SUPPORT LOCAL RESTAURANTS
Orange County in partnership with Visit Orlando announces the return of #407Day, a social campaign launched last year with a nod to the calendar date (4/07) and the County’s longtime area code to show appreciation for our local restaurants.

To support the program, we encourage you to dine in or order takeout from your favorite local restaurant on Wednesday, April 7 and share your experiences, photos or recommendations on social media using #407Day and tagging @OrangeCoFL and @VisitOrlando.

4
Update: News Conference | April 1, 2021 | 4:30 p.m.

Watch the conference on the YouTube Video Stream or on Vimeo.

Key Takeaways Orange County News Conference – 4/01/2021

QUICK FACTS

For the latest COVID-19 updates, visit the Orange County Newsroom.

APRIL 5: COVID-19 VACCINES AVAILABLE FOR 16+

Beginning Monday, April 5, 2021, eligibility for COVID-19 vaccinations at any Florida vaccination site will be expanded to include residents 18 years old or older. In addition, there are certain restrictions where 16 and 17-year-old residents can receive the vaccine. Individuals ages 16 and 17 are only eligible for the Pfizer vaccine, as expressed in Florida Governor Ron DeSantis’ Executive Order 21-79, which refers to the U.S. Food & Drug (FDA) letter.

There are several location options for residents to receive a COVID-19 vaccine, including the Convention Center, Federal Retail Pharmacies, FEMA Vaccination Site at Valencia College West Campus, FEMA Library Site, hospital systems (pending supply), etc.

To prepare for the upcoming week, the Florida Department of Health in Orange County will reopen appointments for COVID-19 vaccinations at the Drive-Thru Vaccination Site at the Orange County Convention Center, tomorrow morning, Friday, April 2, 2021, at 9 a.m. 

The current list of eligible Florida residents includes:

  • All residents 18+
  • 16 and 17 year olds

For ages 16 and 17, a parent or legal guardian must register them for their appointment, as well as be present at time of vaccination. Parents/legal guardians can register their 16 or 17 year olds by clicking the “Register Minors/Wards” tab within their CDR profile. If the parent/legal guardian does not have an account, they must first create an account for them self, then follow instructions to register minors/wards.

BEFORE YOU GO: CONVENTION CENTER VACCINATION SITE

It is important to remember, CDR Maguire (the Florida Department of Health’s appointment vendor) manages multiple regional vaccination sites in the state of Florida. Residents are urged to be mindful of which County they are signing up for. Those who arrive at the Drive-Thru Vaccination Site at the Orange County Convention Center with an appointment for another County will be turned away.

FEMA COVID-19 VACCINATIONS

The following FEMA Vaccination Sites are open on Easter, Sunday, April 4, 2021:

  • Valencia College West Campus
    1800 S. Kirkman Road, Orlando, FL 32811
    7 a.m. to 7 p.m., open daily, no appointment needed, walk-ups only
  • South Trail Branch
    4600 Orange Blossom Trail, Orlando, FL 32839
    9 a.m. to 5 p.m., open daily, no appointment needed, walk-ups only

For more information about vaccine efforts in Orange County, visit ocfl.net/Vaccine.

FREE COVID-19 TESTING CLOSED FOR EASTER

In observance of Easter Sunday, free COVID-19 testing at Barnett Park and the Orange County Convection Center will be closed. Both sites will return to regular operating hours on Monday, April 5, 2021.

For more information about testing in Orange County, visit ocfl.net/Testing.

EMERGENCY RENTAL ASSISTANCE AND EVICTION MORATORIUM

Recently, the Center for Disease Control (CDC) extended its moratorium on evictions to June 30, 2021.

Residents must be proactive and file the necessary paperwork with their landlord for the federal program, as they do not automatically qualify. Visit ocfl.net/HousingFAQs for a list of frequently asked questions and additional resources.

The County’s Emergency Rental Assistance Program is available to eligible residents who are past-due in rent as a result of financial hardships caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. The program may be able to provide up to $10,000 or 12 months of past-due rent.

Residents living in unincorporated Orange County, Apopka, Bay Lake, Belle Isle, Eatonville, Edgewood, Lake Buena Vista, Oakland, Maitland, Ocoee, Windermere, Winter Garden and Winter Park are eligible for the County’s program.

The City of Orlando is creating its own emergency rental assistance program with a funding allocation from the Federal Government. Therefore, tenants whose rental properties are located within the City of Orlando do not qualify for the County’s program. While addresses may read “Orlando, Florida,” such properties may still be located in unincorporated Orange County.

5
Update: Previous Updates

Please find all previous updates on the previous Coronavirus Updates page.

About Orange County Government: Orange County Government strives to serve its residents 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, one of the nation’s largest convention centers 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 Orange County Government’s social media channels.

|
Back To Top