Press Releases

Orange County Health Services to Provide Free COVID-19 Testing at Barnett Park on November 4 and 5, 2020

WHAT: Orange County Health Services will offer FREE drive-through COVID- 19 testing at Barnett Park on Wednesday, November 4 and Thursday, November 5, 2020 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. You do not need to be an Orange County resident to be tested, and all those ages 12 and up can be tested. Appointments are preferred and you can book directly at ocfl.net/BarnettPark, but walk-ups are also welcome.

Orange County Health Services has been providing free testing throughout the County at various locations on a weekly basis since April 2020 and has served more than 26,140 of residents.

Mayor Jerry L. Demings Launches Orange County Citizens Safety Task Force First Meeting Scheduled for Friday, November 6, 2020

Orange County, Fla. – Due to multiple Orange County shootings that have resulted in two fatalities involving children 17 years of age and younger, Mayor Jerry L. Demings has created a community task force, aimed at reducing and preventing gun violence and violent crimes in the community.

“To be successful, we will need a comprehensive approach to stop the victimization of families and neighborhoods,” Mayor Demings said. “The solution does not reside with government and law enforcement alone.  It will take a collaborative effort of individuals representing diverse backgrounds who can help identify community solutions to longstanding problems.”

Orange County Health Services to Provide Free COVID-19 Testing at Barnett Park October 28 and 29, 2020

WHAT: Orange County Health Services will offer FREE COVID- 19 testing at Barnett Park on Wednesday, October 28 and Thursday, October 29, 2020 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. You do not need to be an Orange County resident to be tested, and all those ages 12 and up can be tested. Appointments are preferred and you can book directly at ocfl.net/BarnettPark, but walk-ups are also welcome.

Orange County Health Services has been providing free testing throughout the County at various locations on a weekly basis since April 2020 and has served more than 26,140 residents.

Orange County Health Services to Provide Free COVID-19 Testing at Barnett Park October 21 and 22, 2020

WHAT: Orange County Health Services will offer FREE COVID- 19 testing at Barnett Park on Wednesday, October 21 and Thursday, October 22, 2020 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. You do not need to be an Orange County resident to be tested, and all those ages 12 and up can be tested. Appointment are preferred and you can book directly at ocfl.net/BarnettPark, but walk-ups are also welcome.

TESTING: The site is pedestrian-friendly and walk-ups are also allowed. Orange County residence status is not required. No symptoms and/or criteria is necessary for testing.

Orange County Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Initiative Announces the first Mayor’s MLK Initiative Book Club | Kick Off on October 14, 2020

Orange County, Fla. – In recognition of National Book Month, Orange County Mayor Jerry L. Demings and the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. (MLK) Initiative is pleased to announce the launch of a book club. The Mayor’s MLK Initiative Book Club is the brainchild of the Education and Literacy Subcommittee of the MLK Initiative. The goal is to foster a love for literature by promoting books based on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s fundamental values. These values include kindness, fairness and equality, love, selflessness, education, leadership, and hope.

Orange County Mayor Jerry L. Demings as well as members of the MLK Initiative selected the book titles.  The selections have inspired and/or defined them as individuals.

Orange County Health Services Provides Free COVID-19 Testing at Orange County Medical Clinic October 15 & 16

WHAT: Orange County Health Services will offer free COVID- 19 testing at the Orange County Medical Clinic on 105 S. Westmoreland Drive on Thursday, October 15 and Friday, October 16, 2020 from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. You do not need to be an Orange County resident to be tested. Tested is available to all adults and those 12 years and older with a parent or guardian present. Appointment are preferred directly at www.ocfl.net/Testing.

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