Coronavirus Updates


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For sources and knowledge on the Coronavirus, go to www.ocfl.net/Coronavirus. To observe any previous information convention, go to the OrangeTV YouTube playlist.

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Replace: Information Convention | March 29, 2021 | 4:30 p.m.

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Replace: Information Convention | March 25, 2021 | 4:30 p.m.

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Key Takeaways Orange County Information Convention – 3/25/2021

STATEWIDE VACCINE ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

Earlier in the present day, Governor Ron DeSantis announced that the state of Florida would decrease the eligible age for COVID-19 vaccinations.

  • Monday, March 29, 2021 — FL residents 40+ will likely be eligible to obtain the COVID-19 vaccine
  • Monday, April 5, 2021 — FL residents 18+ will likely be eligible to obtain the vaccine

As a reminder, come Monday March 29, 2021, there will likely be several location options for eligible residents 40 and up to receive a COVID-19 vaccine, together with the Orange County Conference Middle, Federal Retail Pharmacies, FEMA Vaccination Web site at Valencia School West Campus, different FEMA websites, and so on.

For extra details about COVID-19 vaccine efforts in Orange County, go to ocfl.net/Vaccine.

APPOINTMENTS AVAILABLE: CONVENTION CENTER DRIVE-THRU VACCINATION SITE
The Florida Division of Well being in Orange County will reopen appointments for the Drive-Thru Vaccination Site at the Orange County Convention Center on Monday, March 29, 2021, at 9 a.m.

The location will increase its whole capability to offer 3,400 vaccinations per day. For a listing of all eligible people, please go to ocfl.net/vaccineFAQs.

Moreover, to help residents, Orange County Authorities has following sources for COVID-19 vaccination:

FEMA VACCINATION HUB AT VALENCIA WEST
Earlier this week, the Florida Division of Emergency Management announced that the federally-supported vaccination websites at Valencia School West Campus will proceed to manage first doses of the vaccine from March 24, 2021, by way of April 7, 2021. After that date, the Florida Division of Emergency Administration will assess the neighborhood’s wants.

Orange County urges residents to reach early to obtain their vaccination, as each day capability limits for first dose walk-ups are reached shortly.

  • Valencia School West Campus (FEMA Vaccination Hub)
    1800 S Kirkman Street
    Orlando, FL 32811

7 day per week, open at 7 a.m., (or till provide is out) walk-ups solely

Go to ocfl.net/Vaccine.

ADDITIONAL FEMA VACCINATION SITE

  • Orange County Library South Path Department
    4600 S Orange Blossom Path
    Orlando, FL 32839

7 day per week, open at 9 a.m., walk-ups solely

For added vaccinations websites in Orange County, go to ocfl.net/Vaccine.

TESTING EXTENDED THROUGHOUT APRIL
Offering free testing for residents continues to be a precedence for Orange County Authorities Well being Companies Division. Testing at Barnett Park runs through April 30, 2021. Residents are inspired to get a take a look at if they’ve been uncovered to anybody with COVID-19. Testing is important in serving to comprise the unfold of the virus.

  • Barnett Park (Each PCR/molecular and fast testing)
    4801 W Colonial Drive
    Orlando, FL 32808

7 days per week, 9 a.m. to five p.m.

For extra info, go to ocfl.net/Testing.

ORANGECONNECTS: GET CONNECTED TO LOCAL BEHAVIORAL AND MENTAL HEALTH PROFESSIONAL
Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, many people have reported a rise degree of stress or nervousness. It is very important be aware of your individual private wants to make sure a protected and wholesome way of life.

To assist residents obtain this, Orange County Authorities has launched its OrangeConnects Program, developed by psychological well being consultants in Orange County’s Neighborhood and Household Companies Division.

This system is a confidential, free web-based navigation platform that connects residents with habits/psychological well being suppliers of their space. The net device will ask a brief listing of questions in regards to the resident’s ideas and emotions, after which matches them to a listing of suppliers who concentrate on supporting these wants.

Orange Connects is for any resident experiencing difficulties and may also help with:

  • Unhappiness
  • Feeling anxious or careworn
  • Not consuming or sleeping
  • Incapacity to focus
  • Scary ideas or goals
  • Issues with a toddler’s habits
  • Feeling offended
  • Utilizing medicine or alcohol an excessive amount of
  • Issue paying consideration
  • Issue getting issues finished
  • Feeling that you simply don’t wish to reside any longer
  • needing help associated to your gender or sexuality
  • Anything that’s bothering you

For extra info, go to ocfl.net/OrangeConnects.

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Replace: Information Convention | March 22, 2021 | 4:30 p.m.

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Key Takeaways Orange County Information Convention – 3/22/2021

COVID-19 VACCINE APPOINTMENTS

This morning, the Orange County Conference’s vaccination web site run by the Florida Division of Well being in Orange County booked about 7,000 appointments in 13 minutes when appointments have been open to these 40+. Please keep tuned to ocfl.net/vaccine, social media and upcoming information conferences as there will likely be extra appointment openings within the close to future that will likely be introduced.

CANCEL UNWANTED COVID-19 VACCINE APPOINTMENTS

If you happen to now not want your vaccination appointments, please cancel it with a view to permit others to obtain the vaccine. To cancel, log into your CDR HealthPRO account at patientportalfl.com after which go to “My Vaccinations” and cancel from that display screen. For help, name 844-770-8548.

FEMA VACCINATION SITES

Be aware: All FEMA websites are following the State Government Orders on eligibility for vaccinations. For extra info, go to www.ocfl.net/vaccine.

The FEMA-operated vaccination hub at Valencia School West Campus (1800 S. Kirkman Street) stays open 7 days per week, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. The location will stay open indefinitely. No appointments crucial.

Short-term FEMA satellite tv for pc web site:

South Orange Youth Sports activities Complicated (drive-thru)
11800 S Orange Avenue, Orlando, FL 32824

March 21-23, 2021

9 a.m.-5 p.m.

NEW FEMA SITE AT SOUTH TRAIL LIBRARY BRANCH

The Orange County Library and Orange County Workplace of Emergency Administration are partnering with the Florida Division of Emergency Administration to supply a COVID-19 vaccination site at the South Trail Library Branch. The vaccination opened Monday, March 22 for State eligible individuals to be vaccinated without charge. The location will run for six to 10 weeks, relying on vaccination provide.

Orange County Library – South Path Department

 4600 S. Orange Blossom Path, Orlando, FL 32839

  • Opens Monday, March 22
  • Stroll-up solely, no appointments wanted
  • Open 7 days per week
  • 9 a.m. – 7 p.m., or till each day provide is exhausted

Contact Tracing: An Necessary Instrument in Combating COVID-19

Because the pandemic started, the Florida Department of Health in Orange County has been serving to sluggish the unfold of COVID-19 within the area by performing contact tracing, a essential public well being technique that includes figuring out individuals who could have been in shut contact with a person who has COVID-19. Contact tracing lets folks know they could have been uncovered to the coronavirus and may monitor their well being for indicators and symptoms of the virus.

For extra info go to the County’s newsroom.

Clerk’s Workplace Hosts Free Authorized Discussion board

Orange County Clerk of Courts Tiffany Moore Russell invitations you to attend a free particular digital webinar: Authorized Issues Discussion board Collection – Probate: Wills, Trusts, & Property Planning.

What: Authorized Issues Discussion board – Probate: Wills, Trusts, and Property Planning

When: Thursday, April 8, 2021, 6 p.m. to eight p.m. on the Zoom platform.

The webinar will embody necessary info on the probate course of, insights from each an lawyer and a decide, and out there sources. Attendees may also be capable to ask the panel questions on the finish of the discussion board.

For extra info, and to register for this authorized discussion board, go to http://bit.ly/ProbateLegalMatters.

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Replace: Information Convention | March 18, 2021 | 4:30 p.m.

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Key Takeaways: Orange County Information Convention 3/18/21

Eligibility for COVID-19 vaccinations on the Drive-Thru Vaccination Site at the Orange County Convention Center has been expanded to incorporate residents 40 years previous or older beginning Monday, March 22, 2021 at 9 a.m.

Proper now, anybody assembly the next necessities can register for an appointment on the Conference Middle from March 22 by way of March 27.

  • Residents 60+ (residents 40-59 can register for appointments starting Monday, March 22, 2021)
  • Lengthy-term care facility residents and employees (any age)
  • Well being care professionals with direct affected person contact (any age)
  • All educators and employees in colleges/faculties/licensed day cares (any age)
  • Legislation enforcement officers, corrections, firefighters and employees at these businesses (any age)
  • Extraordinarily medically weak/high-risk

To e-book an appointment, or to search out different vaccination choices within the County, go to ocfl.net/Vaccine.

FEMA VACCINATION SITES

The FEMA-operated vaccination hub at Valencia School West Campus (1800 S. Kirkman Street) stays open 7 days per week, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. The location will stay open indefinitely. No appointments crucial.

Beneath are the present short-term FEMA satellite tv for pc places in Orange County. No appointments crucial. Further FEMA satellite tv for pc places will likely be introduced as soon as permitted by the state.

Northwest Neighborhood Middle (stroll up)
3955 W D Choose Drive, Orlando, FL 32808
March 18 – 20, 2021
9 a.m.-5 p.m.

South Orange Youth Sports activities Complicated (drive-thru)
11800 S Orange Avenue, Orlando, FL 32824
March 21-23, 2021
9 a.m.-5 p.m.

ORANGECONNECTS: On-line Assist for Psychological Well being Points

Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, many people have reported a rise degree of stress or nervousness. It is very important be aware of your individual private wants to make sure a protected and wholesome way of life.

To assist residents obtain this, Orange County Authorities has launched its OrangeConnects Program, developed by psychological well being consultants in Orange County’s Neighborhood and Household Companies Division.

This system is a confidential, free web-based navigation platform that connects residents with habits/psychological well being suppliers of their space. The net device will ask a brief listing of questions in regards to the resident’s ideas and emotions, after which matches them to a listing of suppliers who concentrate on supporting these wants.

Orange Connects is for any resident experiencing difficulties and may also help with:

  • Unhappiness
  • Feeling anxious or careworn
  • Not consuming or sleeping
  • Incapacity to focus
  • Scary ideas or goals
  • Issues with a toddler’s habits
  • Feeling offended
  • Utilizing medicine or alcohol an excessive amount of
  • Issue paying consideration
  • Issue getting issues finished
  • Feeling that you simply don’t wish to reside any longer
  • needing help associated to your gender or sexuality
  • Anything that’s bothering you

For extra info, go to ocfl.net/OrangeConnects.

EMERGENCY RENTAL ASSISTANCE

The Orange County Emergency Rental Help program continues to be out there to residents.

As this system employees continues to evaluation functions, it’s important that ALL candidates evaluation:

The Metropolis of Orlando is creating its personal emergency rental help program with a funding allocation from the Federal Authorities. Subsequently, tenants whose rental properties are positioned inside the Metropolis of Orlando don’t qualify for the County’s program. Whereas addresses could learn “Orlando, Florida,” such properties should be positioned in unincorporated Orange County. To test your deal with, go to ocfl.internet/RentalAssistance.

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

EXPANDED: FREE TRANSPORTATION for 60+
Residents who at the moment are 60 and older who shouldn’t have a method to transport themselves to the Conference Middle web site or the FEMA hub web site (Valencia School West Campus) can dial 3-1-1 to learn how to qualify for a trip. Name takers will coordinate with the Workplace of Emergency Administration in Orange County to search out free transportation choices, courtesy of LYNX.

LYNX wants a minimum of two-day prior discover (earlier than 5 p.m.) to schedule a trip. Because the Orange County’s Workplace of Emergency Administration doesn’t function on weekends, any trip wanted for a Saturday or Monday, should be made the prior Friday on the newest throughout common enterprise hours.

  • To qualify for a trip to the Conference Middle, the senior should be capable to show they’ve a sound vaccination appointment. A member of the family or caregiver might also trip alongside.
  • To qualify for a trip to the FEMA web site the place no appointments are crucial, the senior should nonetheless give 48 hours’ discover so LYNX can put together for the trip.

If you happen to reside outdoors Orange County, 3-1-1 might be accessed by dialing 407-836-3111.

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Replace: Information Convention | March 15, 2021 | 4:30 p.m.

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Key Takeaways: Orange County Information Convention 3/15/21

For the newest updates on COVID-19, go to ocfl.net/COVID19.

As of Sunday, March 14, 2021, 65 % of Orange County residents 65+ have acquired a minimum of one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. Moreover, 13 % of all Orange County residents have had a minimum of a number of doses of the COVID-19 vaccine.

VACCINATIONS

As of in the present day, Monday, March 15, 2021, Florida residents 60+ are eligible for vaccinations. In current information, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis mentioned that these 55+ can be eligible in some unspecified time in the future in March. Go to ocfl.net/Vaccine for expanded eligibility info.

EXPANDED ELIGIBILITY FOR ALL LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES

In a letter to the state, Mayor Demings requested that each one who serve in legislation enforcement, corrections and fireplace departments be capable to obtain the COVID-19 vaccine on the Orange County Conference Middle – not simply sworn officers. This growth was granted by the state for the Conference Middle vaccination web site run by the Florida Division of Well being in Orange County.

Eligibility on the Orange County Conference Middle COVID-19 vaccination web site now consists of:

  • Individuals 60+
  • Legislation enforcement officers, corrections, firefighters and employees at these businesses (any age)
  • Lengthy-term care facility residents and employees (any age)
  • Well being care professions with direct affected person contact (any age)
  • Educators and employees in colleges/faculties/licensed day cares (any age)
  • Extraordinarily medically weak/high-risk (

Extra info is offered at ocfl.net/vaccine.

ADVENTHEALTH OPENING

AdventHealth and Orange County are asserting one other COVID-19 vaccine alternative for Central Florida seniors. The vaccines will likely be distributed Friday, March 19, 2021, at AdventHealth’s neighborhood vaccination web site close to Orlando Worldwide Airport.

Greater than 3,500 doses are being equipped by the Florida Division of Well being in Orange County. The vaccines at this web site will solely be out there to these 60 years and older who’re eligible below state and federal pointers.

Appointments are required. An indication-up hyperlink will likely be out there on Orange County’s webpage at ocfl.net/Vaccine.

FEMA SITES

The FEMA-operated vaccination hub at Valencia College West Campus (1800 S. Kirkman Street) stays open 7 days per week, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. The location will stay open indefinitely. No appointments crucial.

The under short-term FEMA satellite tv for pc location stays open till Wednesday March 17, 2021, for walk-up service solely. Further FEMA satellite tv for pc places will likely be introduced as soon as permitted by the state.

South Econ Park (Gymnasium)
3850 South Econlockatchee Path, Orlando, FL 32829
March 14-17, 2021
9 a.m. to five p.m.

As well as, for a 10-week interval, the Florida Division of Emergency Administration will likely be on the Orange County Public Library’s South Path Department for walk-up COVID-19 vaccinations for eligible residents. The opening date for this library web site will likely be introduced quickly. Particulars and operational hours will likely be forthcoming at ocfl.net/vaccine.

I GOT VACCINATED FACEBOOK FRAME

In case you have acquired the COVID-19 vaccine, Orange County Authorities encourages you so as to add the “I GOT MY COVID-19 Vaccine!” Facebook Frame to your profile photograph.

Tips on how to:

  1. Go to your Fb profile
  2. Click on the digicam icon subsequent to your profile photograph
  3. Click on “Add Body”
  4. Seek for: “Orange County, FL – I Bought My COVID-19 Vaccine!”
    1. For Spanish, please search “Orange County, FL -¡Ya me vacuné contra el COVID-19! – Spanish”
  5. Reposition as wanted
  6. Click on “Use as Profile Image”

Mayor Jerry L. Demings with the text I Got My COVID-19 Vaccine

Orange County Clerk’s Workplace: PASSPORTS

The Orange County Clerk of Courts workplace is extending hours at three department places through the month of March to make it simpler to use for a passport.

Ocoee, Apopka and Winter Park branches will likely be open later till 6 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays by way of Thursday, April 1, 2021. Due to the pandemic, passport-processing occasions could take as much as 12 weeks, so making use of for one now will guarantee clients obtain their passport in time.

Go to MyOrangeClerk.com/Passports for extra particulars about places, charges, and required paperwork.

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Replace: Information Convention | March 11, 2021 | 4:30 p.m.

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Key Takeaways: Orange County Information Convention 3/11/21

For the newest updates on COVID-19, go to the County’s newsroom and keep up-to-date at ocfl.net/COVID19.

EXPANDED ELIGIBILITY FOR VACCINES
Eligibility in any respect COVID-19 vaccination websites in Orange County now embody:

  • Individuals 60+ (starting Monday, March 15)
  • Lengthy-term care facility residents and employees (any age)
  • Well being care professions with direct affected person contact (any age)
  • All educators and employees in colleges/faculties/licensed day cares (any age)
  • Sworn legislation enforcement officers and firefighters (any age)
  • Extraordinarily medically weak/high-risk (should deliver required state form, signed by a doctor)

Extra info at ocfl.net/vaccine.

VACCINATION SITES

  • Orange County Convention Center (Dept. of Health in Orange County site)
    • The Orange County Conference Middle’s COVID-19 vaccination web site run by the Florida Division of Well being in Orange County has on-line appointments out there. The Division of Well being is opening extra appointments for subsequent week (the week of March 15). The webpage will likely be up to date with the 60+ standards starting Friday, March 12.
  • Federal Vaccination Site at Valencia College West Campus (FEMA)
    • The FEMA-operated vaccination hub at Valencia School West Campus (1800 S. Kirkman Rd.) stays open 7 days per week, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. The location will stay open indefinitely. No appointments crucial.

The next short-term FEMA satellite tv for pc locations are working this week and a walk-up solely:

  • 3-Day Occasion:
    Barnett Park (Gymnasium)
    4801 W. Colonial Drive, Orlando, FL 32808
    March 11 – 13, 2021, 9 a.m. to five p.m.
  • 4-Day Occasion:South Econ Park (Gymnasium)
    3850 South Econlockhatchee Path, Orlando, FL 32829
    March 14 – 17, 2021, 9 a.m. to five p.m.

As well as, starting Saturday, March 13, 2021 for a 10-week interval, the Florida Division of Emergency Administration will likely be on the Orange County Public Library’s South Path Department for walk-up COVID-19 vaccinations for eligible people.

Orange County Public Library South Path Department
4600 S. Orange Blossom Path
Orlando, FL 32839

Particulars and operational hours will likely be forthcoming at ocfl.net/vaccine.

Go to ocfl.net/vaccine for extra info.

TRANSPORTATION HELP
Residents who are 65 and older who shouldn’t have a method to transport themselves to the Conference Middle web site or the FEMA web site (Valencia School West Campus) can name 3-1-1 to learn how to qualify for a trip. 3-1-1 will coordinate with the Workplace of Emergency Administration in Orange County to search out free transportation choices, courtesy of LYNX.

EMERGENCY RENTAL ASSISTANCE
The Orange County Emergency Rental Assistance program continues to be available to residents. For extra info, go to Orange County’s newsroom to read its press release or go to ocfl.net/RentalAssistance.

CAREERSOURCE CENTRAL FLORIDA’S HELP IS HERE PROGRAM
170 Orange County residents impacted by COVID-19 lately accomplished Valencia School’s Accelerated Skills Training applications, funded by native Orange CARES {dollars}, that passed off on the Orange County Conference Middle. Residents acquired this coaching without charge plus a weekly stipend by way of CareerSource Central Florida’s “Assistance is Right here” Program. Many who accomplished these coaching applications have now acquired full-time employment in varied industries together with IT, healthcare and commerce & logistics. For extra info, go to CareerSource Central Florida’s webpage at CareerSourceCentralFlorida.com/HelpIsHere.

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Replace: Information Convention | March 8, 2021 | 11 a.m.

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Key Takeaways: Orange County Information Convention 3/8/21

For the newest updates on COVID-19, go to the County’s newsroom and keep up-to-date at ocfl.net/COVID19.

VACCINE OPTIONS IN ORANGE COUNTY EXPAND

The Orange County Conference Middle’s vaccination web site run by the Division of Well being in Orange County has on-line appointment availability. The location is now open to the medically weak. Extraordinarily weak people should be designated by a doctor, and produce the state required form. Yow will discover the required state type at ocfl.net/vaccine.

Eligibility in any respect Orange County vaccination websites now embody:

  • Individuals 65+ (should be a Florida resident or part-time resident)
  • Lengthy-term care facility residents and employees (any age)
  • Well being care professions with direct affected person contact (any age)
  • All educators and employees in colleges/faculties/licensed day cares (any age)
  • Sworn legislation enforcement officers and firefighters (any age)
  • Extraordinarily medically weak/high-risk (any age – should have required state form)
  • Orange County Convention Center (Dept. of Health in Orange County site)

Appointments solely (and presently out there)

No appointments wanted, walk-up

As well as, hospital programs could vaccinate eligible residents relying on out there provide. For extra detailed info go to ocfl.net/Vaccine.

FEMA VACCINATION SITES

The FEMA-operated vaccination hub at Valencia College West Campus (1800 S. Kirkman Rd.) stays open 7 days per week, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. The location will stay open indefinitely.

The next short-term satellite tv for pc location is working this week:

Kelly Park (No appointments crucial, drive-thru location)

Kelly Park Street, Apopka, FL 32712
March 7 – 10, 2021, 9 a.m. to five p.m.

Go to ocfl.net/vaccine for extra info.

TESTING STILL A PRIORITY

Offering free testing for residents continues to be a precedence for Orange County Authorities Well being Companies Division. Testing at Barnett Park runs through March 31, 2021. Residents are inspired to get a take a look at if they’ve been uncovered to anybody with COVID-19 and/or as a precaution for touring earlier than or after Spring Break. Testing is important in serving to comprise the unfold of the virus.

Drive-thru location:

Barnett Park (Each PCR/molecular and fast testing)
4801 W Colonial Dr., Orlando
7 day per week, 9 a.m. to five p.m.

For extra info, go to ocfl.net/Testing.

EMERGENCY RENTAL ASSISTANCE

The Orange County Emergency Rental Assistance program continues to be out there to residents.

As this system employees continues to evaluation functions, it’s important that ALL candidates evaluation:

The Metropolis of Orlando is creating its personal emergency rental help program with a funding allocation from the Federal Authorities. Subsequently, tenants whose rental properties are positioned inside the Metropolis of Orlando’s metropolis limits don’t qualify for the County’s program. Whereas addresses could learn “Orlando, Florida,” such properties should be positioned in unincorporated Orange County. To test your deal with, go to ocfl.net/RentalAssistance.

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

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Replace: Information Convention | March 4, 2021 | 4:30 p.m.

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Key Takeaways: Orange County Information Convention 3/4/21

For the newest updates on COVID-19, go to the County’s newsroom and keep up-to-date at ocfl.net/vaccine.

Vaccination appointments are nonetheless out there on the Orange County Conference Middle. Go to ocfl.net/vaccine for appointment info.

EXPANDED ELIGIBILITY FOR VACCINES
All suppliers administering any COVID-19 vaccine at the moment are in a position to vaccinate the next inhabitants:

  • Individuals 65+
  • Lengthy-term care facility residents and employees
  • Well being care professions with direct affected person contact
  • Okay-12 college staff who’re 50+
  • Sworn legislation enforcement officers and firefighters who’re 50+

As well as, as a directive from President Biden, all states will open up vaccination edibility to all educators and college employees, no matter age. Governor DeSantis will situation an Government Order quickly and a few pharmacies at the moment are administering to all academics.

EXTREMELY MEDICALLY VULNERABLE

  • As well as, choose pharmacies, hospital suppliers and licensed physicians could vaccinate individuals deemed to be extraordinarily weak to COVID-19. People should have a state documentation type by a doctor. That official documentation might be discovered at ocfl.net/vaccine.
  • These deemed extraordinarily medically weak are in a position to be vaccinated at FEMA websites and at pharmacies working below the Federal Retail Pharmacy Program for administering the vaccine.

FEMA VACCINATION SITES
FEMA opened its vaccination hub site at Valencia College West campus. The location will stay open indefinitely. Particulars:

Valencia School – West School (primary location)
1800 S. Kirkman Street, Orlando, FL 32811

7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Open 7 days per week
Pre-registration extremely inspired

Two short-term satellite tv for pc FEMA places are open the next dates:

Engelwood Neighborhood Middle (short-term satellite tv for pc location)
6123 La Costa Drive, Orlando, FL 32807
March 3-6, 2021, 9 a.m. to five p.m.

No appointments crucial

Kelly Park (short-term satellite tv for pc location)
400 E Kelly Park Street, Apopka, FL 32712

Providing appointments starting March 7-10, 2021, 9 a.m. to five p.m.

No appointments crucial, drive-thru location

Go to ocfl.net/vaccine for particulars.

EXPANDED: FREE TRANSPORTATION
Residents who’re 65 and older who shouldn’t have a method to transport themselves to the Conference Middle web site or the FEMA web site can name 3-1-1 to learn how to qualify for a trip. 3-1-1 will coordinate with the Workplace of Emergency Administration in Orange County to search out free transportation choices, courtesy of LYNX.

LYNX wants a minimum of two-day prior discover (earlier than 5 p.m.) to schedule a trip. Because the Orange County’s Workplace of Emergency Administration doesn’t function on weekends, any trip wanted for a Saturday or Monday, should be made the prior Friday on the newest throughout common enterprise hours.

To qualify for a trip to the Conference Middle, the senior should be capable to show they’ve a sound vaccination appointment. A member of the family or caregiver might also trip alongside.

To qualify for a trip to the FEMA web site the place no appointments are crucial, the senior should nonetheless give 48 hours’ discover so LNYX can put together for the trip.

If you happen to reside outdoors Orange County, 3-1-1 might be accessed by calling 407-836-3111.

For extra info, go to ocfl.net/net.

EMERGENCY RENTAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAM
Orange County’s Emergency Rental Assistance program has $33 million of federal funds to help residents who’re at-risk of eviction on account of COVID-19 monetary hardships.

The applying portal stays open till the cash is depleted. It can save you your software and are available again to it later in the event you don’t all the knowledge or required paperwork. Please completely learn the webpage at ocfl.net/RentalAssistance as many functions have lacking and incomplete info.

VACCINATION HELP: DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH HIRING
Because of the elevated availability of the vaccine, The Florida Department of Health in Orange County is hiring nurses and support staff. Be a part of the vaccination efforts in our neighborhood. Submit an software on the Department of Health’s webpage.

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Replace: Information Convention | March 1, 2021 | 4:30 p.m.

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Key Takeaways: Orange County Information Convention 3/1/21

For the newest updates on COVID-19, go to the County’s newsroom and keep up-to-date at ocfl.net/vaccine.

Go to www.ocfl.net/COVID19SnapShot for the newest stats in Orange County.  Our 14-day rolling positivity fee retains happening – it’s now 5.49%. Simply 4 days in the past, it was 6.1%.

As of this afternoon, vaccination appointments are nonetheless out there on the Orange County Conference Middle. Go to ocfl.net/vaccination for appointment info.

VACCINE DISTRIBUTION: EXPANDED ELIGIBILITY

Earlier this afternoon, Governor Ron DeSantis issued Executive Order 21-47, which expands eligibility standards for COVID-19 vaccinations. The Order takes impact on Wednesday, March 3, 2021.

All suppliers administering any COVID-19 vaccine are in a position to vaccinate the next inhabitants:

  • Individuals 65+
  • Lengthy-term care facility residents and employees
  • Well being care professions with direct affected person contact
  • Okay-12 college staff who’re 50+
  • Sworn legislation enforcement officers and firefighters who’re 50+

As well as, choose pharmacies, hospital suppliers and licensed physicians could vaccinate individuals deemed to be extraordinarily weak to COVID-19. People should have documentation by a doctor that the affected person meets the standards.

The full Executive Order might be seen at www.flgov.com. For vaccination choices, go to www.ocfl.net/vaccination.

FEMA VACCINATION SITES

On Wednesday, March 3, 2021, FEMA will open its vaccination hub site at Valencia College West. The location will open 7 days per week, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., administering approx. 2,000 vaccine every day. FEMA has additionally permitted two satellite tv for pc places in Orange County that may administer as much as 500 vaccines every day.

Valencia School – West School (Hub location)

1800 S. Kirkman Street, Orlando, FL 32811

Providing appointments starting March 3, 2021, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Open 7 days per week

Engelwood Neighborhood Middle (short-term satellite tv for pc location)
6123 La Costa Drive, Orlando, FL 32807
Providing appointments starting March 3-7, 2021, 9 a.m. to five p.m.

Stroll-ins welcome

Kelly Park (short-term satellite tv for pc location)
400 E Kelly Park Street, Apopka, FL 32712

Providing appointments starting March 7-10, 2021, 9 a.m. to five p.m.

Stroll-ins welcome

People can pre-register for vaccine appointments and be notified when appointments can be found of their space by visiting MyVaccine.FL.gov, or by calling the State’s Orange County Vaccination Helpline Line at 833-959-0222.

EMERGENCY RENTAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAM

Orange County’s Emergency Rental Help program launched this morning, March 1, 2021, at 10 a.m. As of this afternoon:

  • Greater than 8,000 people accessed this system’s info on-line
  • 939 tenants and landlords logged into the applying portal
  • 369 functions have been accomplished.

This system is investing $33 million {dollars} of federal funds to help residents who’re liable to eviction on account of monetary hardships associated to COVID-19. Residents who’re fascinated about this system are urged to evaluation all standards and program particulars, as some residents will not be eligible on account of revenue or bodily addresses positioned inside the Metropolis of Orlando limits.

It’s Orange County’s hope that this program will help our most weak residents and their landlords to maintain households of their houses.

For program info or to use, go to ocfl.net/RentalAssistance.

TESTING

Free testing continues 7 days per week at Barnett Park and on the Orange County Conference Middle. The Barnett web site is run by Orange County Well being Companies Division and the Conference Middle is without doubt one of the state’s regional testing websites. Go to ocfl.net/testing for particulars.

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For the newest updates on COVID-19, go to the County’s newsroom and keep up-to-date at ocfl.net/vaccine.

EMERGENCY RENTAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAM
Details about Orange County’s COVID-19 Emergency Rental Help program is now out there on-line. This system will likely be out there to residents beginning Monday, March 1, 2021. The net software portal will open at 10 a.m.

The income-based program will help Orange County’s most weak tenants who’re liable to eviction on account of COVID-19. This system will distribute greater than $33 million of federal funds to help eligible Orange County residents.

  • Residents should be a minimum of one month late on hire
  • BOTH the owner and tenant should comply with take part and meet the eligibility necessities
  • Candidates MUST have proof of COVID-19 affect and different documentation
  • Funds are restricted
  • Utility course of is “First Come, First Prepared.” So make certain to have ALL your paperwork so as.

It is very important be aware that this program is offered to residents positioned in Orange County, apart from residents who reside within the Metropolis of Orlando. Residents inside this space could qualify for the Metropolis of Orlando’s program when it opens. Residents can test if their deal with is eligible for the Orange County program by vising ocfl.net/RentalAssistance.

Residents who’re fascinated about making use of for the Emergency Rental Help program are inspired to collect all required paperwork wanted to use and converse to their landlord, in preparation for the portal opening. For extra info, go to ocfl.net/RentalAssistance or dial 3-1-1.

CONVENTION CENTER: COVID-19 VACCINE APPOINTMENTS REOPEN ON MONDAY
The Florida Department of Health in Orange County will reopen on-line appointments for COVID-19 vaccinations on the Orange County Conference Middle to qualifying 65+ residents on Monday, March 1, 2021, at 9 a.m.

Know earlier than you go:

  • Conference Middle vaccination web site is simply out there for full time or part-time Florida residents
  • Residents should be 65+
  • Carry your sq. QR code and your Florida ID, driver’s license or utility invoice to display that you simply reside within the State of Florida
  • Cancel any unneeded appointments so different residents have the chance to obtain the vaccine
  • Don’t present up on the vaccination web site with out an appointment.

Go to ocfl.net/Vaccine for registration info and to evaluation continuously requested questions.

For registration questions or assist, contact 844-770-8548 or e-mail COVID19Support@cdrmaguire.com.

ADVENTHEALTH: LIMITED COVID-19 VACCINE APPOINTMENTS OPEN
AdventHealth and Orange County Authorities are asserting one other COVID-19 vaccine alternative for Central Florida seniors.

The Florida Division of Well being in Orange County has equipped greater than 3,500 doses. The vaccines will likely be distributed by appointment solely on Friday, March 5, 2021, at AdventHealth’s neighborhood vaccination web site close to Orlando Worldwide Airport.

The vaccines at this web site will solely be out there to these 65 years and older who’re eligible below state and federal pointers. Residents can join the vaccine by going to ocfl.net/Vaccine.

LYNX, UBER, LYFT
 The Orange County Conference Middle vaccination web site is a hub of exercise with many shifting automobiles and employees. If you’re utilizing ride-share transportation companies, please remind the drivers that you’ll want to stay within the car by way of your entire vaccination course of together with your entire 15-minute wait time when you obtain the vaccination.

Seniors who have already got a  confirmed appointment and shouldn’t have a method of transportation to the Orange County Conference Middle vaccination web site could dial 3-1-1 or 407-836-3111 to coordinate with LYNX for a doable free transportation option.

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For the newest updates on COVID-19, go to the County’s newsroom and keep up-to-date at ocfl.net/vaccine

BARNETT PARK EXTENDS TESTING THROUGHOUT MARCH

Orange County Authorities’s Well being Companies will proceed to supply FREE drive-thru COVID- 19 testing at Barnett Park by way of the tip of March, seven days per week, from 9 a.m. to five p.m. Each fast and PCR checks are supplied. Attributable to excessive demand for testing, entrance to the positioning could shut prior to five p.m. with a view to accommodate all vehicles in line. Please plan to be within the car ready line previous to midday. Households who’re being examined are requested to be in the identical car collectively. For extra info, go to ocfl.net/Testing and click on on #1 on the map.

EMERGENCY RENTAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAM

The Orange County Emergency Rental Help program will open on Monday, March 1, 2021.

This system is income-based and is aimed toward serving to Orange County’s most weak tenants who’re in imminent hazard of eviction because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Extra details about this program will likely be out there quickly, together with a complete listing of eligibility necessities.

For extra info, go to ocfl.net/EmergencyRentalAssistance.

TRANSPORTATION FOR SENIORS CONTINUES

Seniors who’re unable to search out transportation to the Orange County Conference Middle vaccination web site might be able to qualify for a free trip, because of LYNX.

Eligible residents should:

  • Be 65+ and older
  • Have already obtained an appointment for a vaccine on the Orange County Conference Middle
  • Not have a method to transport themselves to the Conference Middle

If you happen to meet these standards, name the County’s helpline at 311 (or 407-836-3111 if out of county) for particulars and coordination. For extra info, go to Orange County’s newsroom.

Scheduling transportation for appointments must be made 48 hours upfront of your scheduled appointment.

That is for the Conference Middle vaccination web site solely.  LYNX can transport certified seniors from Orange, Osceola and Seminole Counties to the Conference Middle web site.

CANCEL UNWANTED COVID-19 VACCINE APPOINTMENTS

The Florida Department of Health in Orange County urges residents who now not want their vaccination appointments to cancel them. To cancel, log into your CDR HealthPRO account at patientportalfl.com after which go to “My Vaccinations” and cancel from that display screen. For help, name 844-770-8548.

For future appointment openings, go to ocfl.net/Vaccine to register your electronic mail or join textual content alerts. Additionally, evaluation our frequently asked questions.

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Key Takeaways: Orange County Information Convention 2/18/21

For the newest updates on COVID-19 sources, go to ocfl.net/COVID19. Moreover, residents can keep up-to-date on vaccine efforts all through the county by visiting ocfl.net/vaccine. At the moment, 7.6 % of Orange County residents (111,966 people) have acquired their first dose of the vaccination.

COVID-19 VACCINE APPOINTMENTS REOPEN ON MONDAY

The Florida Department of Health in Orange County will reopen on-line appointments for COVID-19 vaccinations on the Orange County Conference Middle to qualifying 65+ residents on Monday, February 22, 2021, at 9 a.m.

The Conference Middle vaccination web site is simply out there for full time or part-time Florida residents. People who present up with no vaccination appointment will likely be turned away.

Some useful sources:

Go to ocfl.net/Vaccine for registration info and to evaluation continuously requested questions. For registration questions or assist, contact 844-770-8548 or e-mail COVID19Support@cdrmaguire.com.

COVID-19 EVICTION DIVERSION PROGRAM: CLOSES TOMORROW

Orange County’s COVID-19 Eviction Diversion Program will shut on Friday, Feb. 19 at 6 p.m. Purposes will nonetheless be processed after Feb. 19, however no new functions will likely be accepted previous this deadline. For extra info, go to ocfl.net/EvictionDiversion. The County’s Emergency Rental Assistance Program is slated to launch March 1. For extra info, go to ocfl.net/ERA.

Further info to know:

The Center of Disease Control’s (CDC) Order to cease landlords from evicting eligible tenants has been prolonged by way of March 31, 2021. Residents at risk of eviction, should act by signing the CDC Declaration Kind and ship it to their landlord. For extra info, go to ocfl.net/HousingFAQs.

VACCINATONS FOR HEALTH CARE WORKERS

In partnership with Orange County Authorities, AdventHealth recently offered 3,500 vaccination appointments to health care workers. All appointments have been booked for Feb. 19, 2020. For future availability for well being care vaccinations, enroll at www.ocfl.net/vaccine and you may as well join alerts from AdventHealth at CoronavirusVaccineAlerts.com.

TRAVELERS’ INFORMATION

The CDC has created the COVID-19 Travel Planner to assist vacationers seek for COVID-19 restrictions and steerage within the state, native, territorial and tribal communities they plan to go to.

The CDC estimates that roughly 15 % of web site guests are trying to find steerage in Florida. The aim of the web device is to offer vacationers with info to make knowledgeable choices, shield themselves, and scale back transmission earlier than, throughout, and after they journey.

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Key Takeaways: Orange County Information Convention 2/15/21

For the newest updates on COVID-19, go to the ocfl.net/vaccine.

VACCINATIONS

The vaccination appointment portal for the Orange County Conference Middle opened in the present day at 9 a.m. In whole, 6,800 vaccination appointments have been booked, and the portal closed at 9:45 a.m.

There’s not a specified date but for when the appointment portal will re-open. Nonetheless, join alerts at ocfl.net/vaccine with a view to be notified when a gap date is introduced. Thus far, over 75,000 vaccinations have been offered on the Orange County Conference Middle.

The Federal Retail Pharmacy Program has varied collaborating pharmacies together with Publix, Sam’s Membership, and Walmart.  Details about places and scheduling at a neighborhood retail pharmacy is offered on Orange County’s vaccination webpage. Additionally, evaluation our frequently asked questions.

SENIORS WITH TRANSPORTATION CHALLENGES

Seniors who’ve a vaccination appointment scheduled on the Orange County Conference Middle and can’t discover transportation, please contact the County’s helpline at 3-1-1 to rearrange a free trip from LYNX. Scheduling transportation for appointments must be made 48 hours upfront of your scheduled appointment.  

That is for the Conference Middle vaccination web site solely.  For extra info, go to Orange County’s newsroom.

COVID-19 EVICTION DIVERSION PROGRAM: CLOSES FRIDAY

Orange County’s COVID-19 Eviction Diversion Program will shut on Friday, Feb. 19 at 6 p.m. Purposes will nonetheless be processed after Feb. 19, however no new functions will likely be accepted previous this deadline. For extra info, go to ocfl.net/EvictionDiversion.

Because the program’s launch in late August 2020, the Eviction Diversion Program has offered over $11 million {dollars} in help and helped over 3,600 people and households keep of their houses.

EMERGENCY RENTAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAM: Opens March 1, 2021

Orange County is closing the Eviction Diversion Program to new functions with a view to end processing all of the functions for the launch of Orange County Emergency Rental Help Program, which is slated to launch March 1. The brand new Emergency Rental Program has greater than $33 million in federal funds to assist with hire help for predominantly low-income and certified residents.

Program particulars for the brand new Orange County Emergency Rental Help Program will likely be posted at ocfl.net/EmergencyRentalAssistance.

VACCINE: MYTHS VS FACTS

As extra COVID-19 vaccination websites open, it’s important for everybody to know all of the details in regards to the vaccine. We should all be cautious of false and doubtlessly dangerous misinformation on the Web or rumour from gossip. Go to ocfl.net/VaccineMyths  to view a listing of prime vaccine myths.

The myths vs. details are additionally out there in Spanish at ocfl.net/MitosSobreLaVacuna.

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COVID-19 VACCINE APPOINTMENTS REOPEN ON MONDAY
The Florida Department of Health in Orange County will reopen on-line appointments with restricted availability for COVID-19 vaccinations on the Orange County Conference Middle to qualifying 65+ residents on Monday, February 15, 2021, at 9 a.m.

Know earlier than you go:

  • Conference Middle vaccination web site is simply out there for full time or part-time Florida residents
  • Residents should be 65+
  • Carry your sq. QR code and your Florida ID, driver’s license or utility invoice to display that you simply reside within the State of Florida
  • Cancel any unneeded appointments so different residents have the chance to obtain the vaccine
  • Don’t present up on the vaccination web site with out an appointment.

Go to ocfl.net/Vaccine for registration info and to evaluation continuously requested questions.

For registration questions or assist, contact 844-770-8548 or e-mail COVID19Support@cdrmaguire.com.

SENIORS WITH TRANSPORTATION CHALLENGES
Seniors who’re unable to search out transportation to the Orange County Conference Middle vaccination web site might be able to qualify for a free trip, because of LYNX.

Eligible residents should:

  • Be 65+ and older
  • Have already obtained an appointment for a vaccine on the Orange County Conference Middle
  • Not have a method to transport themselves to the Conference Middle

If you happen to meet these standards, name the County’s helpline at 311 (or 407-836-3111 if out of county) for particulars and coordination. For extra info, go to Orange County’s newsroom.

Scheduling transportation for appointments must be made 48 hours upfront of your scheduled appointment.

That is for the Conference Middle vaccination web site solely.  LYNX can transport certified seniors from Orange, Osceola and Seminole Counties to the Conference Middle web site.

VACCINE: MYTHS VS FACTS
As extra COVID-19 vaccination websites open, it’s important for everybody to know all of the details in regards to the vaccine. We should all be cautious of false and doubtlessly dangerous misinformation on the Web or rumour from gossip. Go to ocfl.net/VaccineMyths to view a listing of prime vaccine myths.

For the newest updates on COVID-19, go to ocfl.net/COVID-19. To remain up-to-date on vaccine efforts in Orange County, go to ocfl.net/vaccine.

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Key Takeaways: Orange County Information Convention 2/8/21

For the newest updates on COVID-19, go to the County’s newsroom and keep up-to-date at ocfl.net/vaccine.

Over the weekend, Orange County surpassed 1,000 deaths on account of COVID-19 (whole 1,002 deaths). Please proceed to apply pandemic precautions. Our 14-day rolling positivity fee is now 9.2%, which is down from 10.2% from final week.

CANCEL UNWANTED APPOINTMENTS

The Florida Department of Health in Orange County urges residents who now not want their vaccination appointments to cancel them. To cancel, log into your CDR HealthPRO account at patientportalfl.com after which go to “My Vaccinations” and cancel from that display screen. For help, name 844-770-8548.

For future appointment openings, go to ocfl.net/Vaccine to register your electronic mail or join textual content alerts. Additionally, evaluation our frequently asked questions.

CONSUMER ALERT

The Workplace of Legal professional Normal advises everybody to not publish your CDC Vaccination Card on social media. 

This info can be utilized by scammers as a result of it has you title, birthdate and vaccination location on it, which may very well be used for faking identities or creating pretend vaccine paperwork.

For extra info, go to the Attorney Generals website.

COVID-19 TESTING

Orange County Health Services continues to offer free COVID testing at Barnett Park – open 7 days per week by way of February 28, 2021. Go to ocfl.net/testing for particulars.

STRIKE TEAMS

On Sunday, Orange County Strike Groups visited eight bars/eating places and located all to be in compliance. Thanks to Orange County companies for serving to maintain each clients and staff protected through the pandemic. For details about enterprise compliance, go to www.ocfl.net/BusinessResources.

TOURIST DEVELOPMENT TAX COLLECTIONS

Orange County Comptroller Phil Diamond introduced that Vacationer Improvement Tax (TDT) collections acquired by Orange County for the December 2020 have been $10,592,000. That may be a 59% lower in comparison with December 2019.

That is the eighth consecutive month of TDT collections rising since hitting all-time low in April 2020. It is a hopeful signal for the native tourism business.

For extra info, go to the Office of the Comptroller’s website to learn its information launch.

JURY TRIALS

Jury trials in Orange County will resume starting Monday, February 15. Go to www.NinthCircuit.Org/jurors for reporting info.

Due to the necessity for social distancing, please don’t deliver members of the family in your reporting date. You should definitely request to be excused when you’ve got a sound COVID-19 motive or qualify for one of many excusals listed in your summons.

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Key Takeaways: Orange County Information Convention 2/4/21

For the newest updates on COVID-19, go to ocfl.net/COVID-19 and keep up-to-date at ocfl.net/vaccine. At the moment, 6.1% of Orange County residents (91,331 people) have acquired their first COVID-19 shot.

CANCEL UNWANTED APPOINTMENTS
The Florida Department of Health in Orange County urges residents who now not want their vaccination appointments to cancel them. To cancel, log into your CDR HealthPRO account at patientportalfl.com after which go to “My Vaccinations” and cancel from that display screen. For help, name 844-770-8548.

Cancelling undesirable appointments permits for others locally an opportunity to get entry to the vaccine, whereas additionally making certain no vaccine doses are left unused.

For future appointment openings, go to ocfl.net/Vaccine to register your electronic mail or join textual content alerts. Additionally, evaluation our frequently asked questions.

VACCINATIONS FOR HEALTH CARE WORKERS
Thanks to AdventHealth and its partnership with Orange County Government to supply vaccine appointments to native healthcare employees, corresponding to native medical doctors and dental workplaces not within the quick hospital community. The 3,500 appointments for this Saturday have all been booked. Nonetheless, you might be notified when extra neighborhood vaccines turn out to be out there from AdventHealth at CoronavirusVaccineAlerts.com.

FIRE RESCUE CONTINUES VACCINE OUTREACH
Since Jan. 7, Orange County Fire Rescue Department paramedics have visited greater than 12 senior residing communities and locations of worship to offer the COVID-19 vaccine to residents who’re 65+. The whole variety of vaccines administered by our Fireplace Rescue workforce is greater than 2,675.  Groups will proceed outreach locally.

Orange County Fire Rescue Senior Community Vaccine Outreach

COVID-19 TESTING
Orange County Health Services free testing site at Barnett Park stays open 7 days per week by way of February 28, 2021. Go to ocfl.net/testing for particulars.

TRANSPORTATION ISSUES FOR SENIORS
Residents can apply for eligibility to the Transportation Drawback Program or the ADA Paratransit program by way of LYNX. All of the stipulations and necessities for program eligibility are on the GoLynx website. You can even contact LYNX at 407-841-LYNX (5969) or at inquiry@golynx.com.

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VACCINES STATS IN ORANGE COUNTY

  • Residents who acquired their first dose: 84,055, which is roughly 5 % of the County’s inhabitants
  • Residents totally vaccinated (acquired each doses): 19,051

VACCINES FOR HEALTH CARE WORKERS
AdventHealth and Orange County Authorities introduced a partnership initiative to offer COVID-19 vaccines to well being care employees with direct affected person contact. Greater than 3,000 doses have been equipped by the Florida Division of Well being in Orange County and are particularly earmarked for eligible well being care employees, regardless of well being system affiliation.

The vaccines will likely be distributed by appointment solely on Saturday, Feb. 6 at AdventHealth’s neighborhood vaccination web site close to Orlando Worldwide Airport.

Necessary objects to notice:

  • Registration is required. Go to ocfl.net/vaccine for a registration hyperlink to e-book an appointment.
  • There isn’t a out-of-pocket price for receiving the vaccine
  • Proof of well being care employment is required upon registration

Residents can name 1-877-VIRUSHQ or go to www.coronavirusvaccinefacts.com for extra info. For extra info, right here is AdventHealth’s news release.

KNOW BEFORE YOU GO – VACCINATIONS AT THE ORANGE COUNTY CONVENTION CENTER
Seniors receiving vaccines on the Orange County Conference Middle are urged to reach on the vaccination web site with a full tank of fuel, water, a snack and any remedy if wanted, as wait occasions could also be lengthy. Transportable bathrooms and washing stations are positioned within the ready line, in addition to within the remark space after vaccinations are administered.

Residents are additionally requested to deliver:

  • Sq. QR code – you obtain this code by way of electronic mail or textual content to verify your appointment.
  • Florida ID, driver’s license or utility invoice to demonstrate that you live in the State of Florida
  • COVID-19 Vaccination File Card (if receiving your second dose)

What to Expect When Getting Your COVID-19 Vaccination

Lo Que Debe Esperar al Recibir la Vacuna COVID-19

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
A listing of frequently asked questions (FAQs) in regards to the vaccine has been developed by Orange County Authorities and the Florida Division of Well being in Orange County. FAQs are continually up to date and canopy subjects together with vaccine eligibility, scheduling an appointment and arriving on the drive-thru vaccination web site.

Learn extra: ocfl.internet/VaccineFAQ

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COVID-19 VACCINE INFORMATION APPOINTMENTS REOPENING TOMORROW
The Florida Department of Health in Orange County will reopen on-line appointments with restricted availability for COVID-19 vaccinations on the Orange County Conference Middle to qualifying 65+ residents on Friday, January 29, 2021, at 8 a.m.

Bear in mind:

  • Conference Middle vaccination web site is simply out there for Florida residents
  • Residents should be 65+
  • Carry your sq. QR code and your Florida ID, driver’s license or utility invoice to demonstrate that you live in the State of Florida
  • Cancel any unneeded appointments so different residents have the chance to obtain the vaccine
  • Don’t present up on the vaccination web site with out an appointment.

Go to ocfl.net/Vaccine for registration info and to evaluation frequently asked questions.

For registration questions or assist, contact 844-770-8548 or e-mail COVID19Support@cdrmaguire.com.

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HELP FOR SENIORS – SIGNING UP: As a reminder, seniors who shouldn’t have entry to the web could go to a collaborating Orange County Neighborhood Middle. Employees will likely be out there to assist residents e-book appointments. Taking part facilities embody:

  • East Orange – 12050 E. Colonial Drive, Orlando, FL 32826 | 407-254-9610 (Spanish talking representatives can be found)
  • Holden Heights – 1201 twentieth St. Orlando, FL 32805 | 407-836-6777
  • Pine Hills – 6408 Jennings Street, Orlando, FL 32818 |407-254-9100
  • Taft – 9450 S. Orange Ave., Orlando, FL 32824 | 407-254-1950

FREE COVID-19 TESTING
Bear in mind:

  • Orange County Conference Regional testing web site is offered to all residents, together with any vacationers.
  • Orange County’s Well being Companies free testing web site runs 7 days per week by way of the tip of February.

Go to ocfl.net/Testing for extra info.

FINAL CHANCE TO COMPLETE COMMUNITY CRIME SURVEY
The deadline to finish the Orange County’s Residents Security Process Power’s Neighborhood Crime Survey is Sunday, January 31, 2021. The survey will likely be used to achieve perception from residents on options and techniques to stop and scale back gun violence and violent crime. Residents can take the brief survey by visiting ocfl.net/CrimeSurvey.

ROOF REPAIR
Habitat for Humanity Higher Orlando & Osceola County is accepting functions for its roof restore program, funded by a grant by Orange County Authorities. Residents who’re curiosity in this system could go to HabitatOrlandoOsceola.org/Repair-My-Roof.

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Key Takeaways: Orange County Information Convention 1/25/21

For the newest COVID-19 statistics in Orange County, go to ocfl.net/COVID19SnapShot.

COVID-19 TESTING EXTENDED

Testing has been prolonged by way of the tip of February on the Orange County Health Services free testing site at Barnett Park. The location will stay open seven days per week from 9 a.m. to five p.m. by way of Feb. 28, 2021.

Go to ocfl.net/testing for particulars and click on on #1 on the testing map.

VACCINE APPOINTMENTS
The Florida Department of Health in Orange County’s on-line vaccine portal for appointments has presently closed on the Orange County Conference Middle to qualifying residents 65+. Nonetheless, residents are inspired to pre-register upfront on the web site portal to arrange to e-book an appointment. The appointment portal will open once more quickly.

Proof of residency is required for residents. Please deliver your Florida ID, driver’s license or utility invoice to display that you simply reside within the State of Florida. For extra info, evaluation the Florida Department of Health’s Public Health Advisory.

Go to ocfl.net/Vaccine for extra info and to evaluation our frequently asked questions.

For registration questions or assist, contact 844-770-8548 or e-mail COVID19Support@cdrmaguire.com.

WAYS TO STAY UPDATED WHEN VACCINATION APPOINTMENTS OPEN UP

TIPS FOR PREPARING FOR VACCINATION APPOINTMENT
sample QR codeResidents are inspired to do the next previous to their vaccination appointment:

  • Eat one thing and produce snacks, if wanted
  • Take any each day drugs
  • Arrive with a full tank of fuel and not more than half-hour previous to your appointment time.
  • For residents receiving the second dose of the vaccine, please deliver the CDC vaccine card with you to the appointment. Ensure that to additionally deliver your affirmation QR Code.

HELP FOR SENIORS
Orange County staff can be found at 4 Orange County Neighborhood Motion Facilities to help residents who need assistance registering for the vaccine.  Spanish talking representatives can be found on the East Orange Middle.

  • East Orange – 12050 E. Colonial Drive, Orlando, FL 32826 | 407-254-9610
  • Holden Heights – 1201 20th St. Orlando, FL 32805 | 407-836-6777
  • Pine Hills – 6408 Jennings Street, Orlando, FL 32818 |407-254-9100
  • Taft – 9450 S. Orange Ave., Orlando, FL 32824 | 407-254-1950

Residents who’ve questions or want extra assist could name Orange County’s 311 workplace.

INTERNATIONAL TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS FOR AIR PASSENGERS ARRIVING IN THE U.S.
The CDC lately issued an Order requiring all air passengers arriving to the U.S. from a international nation to get examined for COVID-19 not more than three days earlier than their flight departs, and to current damaging outcomes or documentation of getting recovered from COVID-19 to the airline earlier than boarding the flight. For extra info, go to the CDC’s webpage.

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Key Takeaways: Orange County Information Convention 1/22/21

VACCINE NUMBERS AND APPOINTMENT OPENINGS
The Florida Department of Health in Orange County will reopen on-line appointments with restricted availability for COVID-19 vaccinations on the Orange County Conference Middle to qualifying residents 65+ on Friday, January 22, 2021 at 5 p.m., Appointments will improve from serving 2,000 residents per day to 2,500 residents per day.

Efficient instantly, vaccines administered at this web site will solely be out there for Florida residents. Please deliver your Florida ID, driver’s license or utility invoice to display that you simply reside within the State of Florida. For extra info on this matter, evaluation the Florida Department of Health’s Public Health Advisory.

If you’re NOT a Florida resident and have already gotten your first dose on the Conference Middle, the Division of Well being will honor your appointment for a second dose. Nonetheless, when you’ve got not acquired your first dose but and are NOT a Florida resident, you must cancel your appointment when you’ve got one scheduled.

Go to ocfl.net/Vaccine for registration info and to evaluation our frequently asked questions.

For registration questions or assist, contact 844-770-8548 or e-mail COVID19Support@cdrmaguire.com.

Cancel Undesirable Appointments
Residents are urged to cancel any undesirable COVID-19 vaccination appointments. Cancelling undesirable appointments permits for others locally to schedule an appointment, whereas additionally making certain no vaccine doses are left unused.

COVID-19 TESTING
Orange County Health Services free testing site at Barnett Park will stay open from 9 a.m. to five p.m. seven days per week by way of January 30, 2021. The County is evaluating alternatives to increase Barnett web site’s availability into the month of February, however no plans have been finalized as of this time.

An announcement relating to our continuation of testing will occur inside the subsequent week. Go to ocfl.net/testing for particulars.

For the newest COVID-19 statistics in Orange County, go to ocfl.net./COVID19SnapShot.

EVICTION DIVERSION UPDATE
Orange County’s COVID-19 Eviction Diversion Program has helped over 3,100 people and households keep away from eviction with offering almost $10 million in help.

Orange County intends to maintain this system operating till there’s one other program out there to residents for rental help.

Orange County was allotted $33.4 million from the US Treasury for emergency rental help. That is from a $25 billion federal invoice for COVID-19 aid. Program particulars to will likely be shared within the subsequent few weeks as employees finalizes program necessities with the state.

Be aware: The Eviction Moratorium has been prolonged to March 31, 2021.

CARES UPDATE
The CARES for Residents program closed and the portal will NOT re-open once more.

The County permitted greater than $65 million to these native residents with monetary burdens by COVID-19 with $1,000 grants. Accepted functions are in course of and all checks will likely be processed inside the subsequent two weeks.

THE MAYOR’S ANNUAL JOB FAIR
The 20th Annual Mayor’s Job Fair, hosted by the Central Florida Employment Council (CFEC), takes place on Wed., Jan. 27, 2021 on the Central Florida Fairgrounds Expo Park from midday to 4 p.m. The occasion is free for all job seekers to attend.

For extra info, contact 407-834-4022 or go to, cfec.org. Employers can contact CFEC at 407-834-4223.

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Replace: Information Convention | January 14, 2021 | 4:30 p.m.

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Key Takeaways: Orange County Information Convention 1/14/20

COVID-19 BY THE NUMBERS

For a snapshot of the newest COVID-19 statistics in Orange County, go to ocfl.net/COVID19SnapShot.

COVID-19 TESTING

Orange County Health Services free testing site at Barnett Park will stay open from 9 a.m. to five p.m. on Dr. Martin Luther King Day vacation on Mon., Jan. 18. The state regional testing web site on the Conference Middle may also be open on the MLK vacation. Nonetheless, the vaccination web site on the Orange County Conference Middle will likely be closed that day. Go to ocfl.net/testing for particulars.

VACCINE NUMBERS

Roughly 3.1 % of Orange County’s inhabitants has been vaccinated, totaling 54,461 Orange County residents.

The Dept. of Well being in Orange County (DOH-Orange) web site for scheduling an appointment for the COVID-19 vaccine has reached capability and is briefly paused.

Go to ocfl.net/Vaccine to study extra and how one can keep knowledgeable in addition to different vaccine web site availabilities.

VACCINES FOR VETERANS

The Orlando VA is holding COVID-19 vaccination appointments on Sat., Jan. 16  and Monday, Jan. 18, 2021 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the Orlando VA Medical Middle at Lake Nona positioned at 13800 Veterans Means for certified Veterans based mostly on sure pointers. Veterans should be enrolled to obtain care from the VA, be 75 or older and there’s no price to get the vaccine.

Veterans could go to the Orlando VA webpage for info and updates.

CANCEL UNWANTED VACCINE APPOINTMENTS

The Florida Department of Health in Orange County urges residents to cancel any undesirable COVID-19 vaccination appointments at its Orange County Conference Middle vaccine web site. Cancelling undesirable appointments permits availability for others locally to schedule their pictures, whereas additionally making certain no vaccine doses are left unused.

If you must cancel your COVID-19 vaccination appointment on the Conference Middle, login to your CDR HealthPRO account at patientportalfl.com, then click on on “My Vaccination” and cancel from that display screen.

For questions, contact 844-770-8548 or e-mail COVID19Support@cdrmaguire.com. Go to ocfl.net/vaccine for added info and a listing of frequently asked questions.

TRANSPORTATION TO VACCINE SITES

At the moment, LYNX will transport registered ACCESS LYNX shoppers from their residence to a vaccination web site and again.  If acceptable, the service will wait in keeping with the passenger, permitting the well being care employee to enter the car to manage the vaccine. ACCESS LYNX shoppers simply must schedule a reservation for a visit utilizing their regular course of. For extra info on ACCESS LYNX, go to www.golynx.com.

SECOND DOSE APPOINTMENT QUESTIONS

In keeping with the Division of Well being in Orange County, people who obtain the primary dose of the COVID-19 vaccine will get a confirmed scheduled appointment for a second dose. This second appointment will both be scheduled if you make your first appointment on-line or after receiving your first vaccination on the web site.

Additionally, in case your first shot was the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine, your second shot may also be Moderna. In different phrases, your second dose would be the identical vaccine kind/model (e.g., Moderna or Pfizer) as your first dose. The Florida Division of Well being has detailed data of which vaccine will go to every particular person.

AVOID VACCINATION SCAMS

The Legal professional Normal of Florida recommends the next ideas to assist residents keep away from COVID-19 vaccine-related scams:

  • Know that anybody asking for cash in alternate for an appointment is a rip-off
  • Verify with county well being departments for native vaccine distribution pointers
  • Be cautious of any web site the place pop-up adverts solicit a vaccine appointment
  • Search for “https” or a padlock icon within the web site title to make sure that you’re on a safe web site
  • Report suspicious solicitations or COVID-19 vaccine-related ads to the Legal professional Normal’s Workplace by calling 1(866) 9NO-SCAM or visiting MyFloridaLegal.com.

For extra recommendations on avoiding COVID-19 vaccine scams, go to the Attorney General’s webpage

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Replace: Information Convention | January 11, 2021 | 4:30 p.m.

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Key Takeaways: Orange County Information Convention 1/11/20

COVID-19 BY THE NUMBERS

For a snapshot of the newest COVID-19 statistics in Orange County, go to ocfl.net/COVID19SnapShot.

VACCINE UPDATES

Roughly 3 % of Orange County’s inhabitants has been vaccinated, totaling 43,412 Orange County residents.

The Dept. of Well being in Orange County (DOH-Orange) web site for scheduling an appointment for the COVID-19 vaccine has reached capability over the weekend and was briefly paused by DOH-Orange. In lower than 72 hours, greater than 35,000 people scheduled their appointment. The scheduling web site will open sooner or later when the state gives extra dosages. Go to ocfl.net/Vaccine to study extra and how one can keep knowledgeable.

Different neighborhood companions offering COVID-19 vaccinations:

Moreover, you will need to do not forget that COVID-19 vaccines administered by County Well being Departments are at all times free. If a web site asks for cost info, it’s possible a rip-off and needs to be reported to the Florida Legal professional Normal’s Workplace. Learn more about this scam.

CARES ACT FUNDING FOR ORANGE COUNTY

In spring 2020, Orange County Authorities acquired roughly $243 million in federal CARES Act funds to help the neighborhood in restoration efforts – serving to people, households, small companies and extra. Beneath are just a few highlights:

Small companies acquired about 30 % of CARES Funding: 

  • Greater than $69 million invested 
  • Roughly 8,000 companies acquired funding
  • 65 % of companies that acquired funding have been minority or women-owned companies

Social service sand neighborhood wants acquired about 40 % of CARES Funding:

  • Greater than $84 million invested 
  • Greater than $65 million distributed to the County’s People and Households Program
  • Almost 40 direct contracts and greater than $22 million distributed to native nonprofit companies for childcare, job retention, homelessness, psychological well being and meals insecurity
  • $4 million was earmarked for the County’s Eviction Diversion Program 

Public Security acquired about 23 % of CARES Funding:

  • Greater than $56 million was invested in public security efforts
  • Testing at Barnett Park
  • Vaccinations on the Orange County Conference Middle 
  • Greater than 25 million face masks and a couple of million hand sanitizers offered to neighborhood teams, faith-based organizations and small companies

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Replace: Information Convention | January 8, 2021 | 4:30 p.m.

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Key Takeaways: Orange County Information Convention 1/8/20

COVID-19 BY THE NUMBERS
On January 7, 2021, a complete of 1,427 Orange County residents examined constructive for COVID-19 – which represents the County’s highest single-day constructive rely because the starting of the pandemic.

For a snapshot of the newest COVID-19 statistics in Orange County, go to ocfl.net/COVID19SnapShot.

VACCINE UPDATES
Yesterday night, the Florida Division of Well being in Orange County reopened the COVID-19 vaccination scheduling website. You may schedule appointments, learn continuously requested questions, and study in regards to the County’s vaccination efforts by visiting ocfl.net/Vaccine.

  • Appointments out there Monday by way of Saturday on the Orange County Conference Middle web site
  • Have to be 65+ years previous
  • These experiencing points with reserving an appointment on-line can dial 305-351-9531 or electronic mail covid19support@cdrmhealth.com

Thus far, 35,403 Orange County residents have been vaccinated (2.9% of Orange County’s inhabitants).

CARES ACT FOR RESIDENTS
The applying portal for Orange County’s CARES Act Program for Residents is closed and won’t open once more since funding has been allotted. Though the CARES program is full, this system workforce continues to be processing permitted functions for funds distribution with the Comptroller.

  • Candidates from December 8, 2020 ought to have acquired an electronic mail with their standing replace earlier this week.
  • Candidates from December 17, 2020 ought to obtain an electronic mail with their standing by the tip of the day Monday, January 11, 2021.

The Program has processed greater than $65 million of help for County residents.

CITIZEN SAFETY TASK FORCE – COMMUNITY CRIME SURVEY
Orange County’s Residents Security Process Power’s Community Crime Survey continues to be open. The survey will likely be used to achieve perception from residents on options and techniques to stop and scale back gun violence and violent crime. Residents can take the brief survey by visiting ocfl.net/CrimeSurvey. To this point, there was greater than 1,200 responses.

Organizations, faith-based leaders and neighborhoods can request paper surveys for distribution locally by emailing CitizensSafety@ocfl.net.

Orange County Court docket Administration Replace
There will likely be no jury trials and no jurors referred to as to look from now till a minimum of February 15, 2021.

Efficient, Monday, January 11, 2021, solely staff, litigants, victims, witnesses, counsel and people headed to the Clerk’s workplaces will likely be admitted to the constructing.  No associates or household will likely be admitted.

Efficient, Tuesday, January 19, 2021, solely important issues and different in-person hearings will likely be permitted.

For extra info, go to ninthcircuit.org.

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Replace: Information Convention | January 6, 2021 | 4:30 p.m.

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Key Takeaways: Orange County Information Convention 1/6/20

VACCINE UPDATES
The Florida Division of Well being in Orange County (DOH-Orange) will reopen its on-line appointments for COVID-19 vaccinations on Thursday, January 7, 2021, at 8 a.m. Appointments can be found for people who’re 65+ years previous. Please make certain to learn Frequently Asked Questions at ocfl.net/Vaccine.

Go to ocfl.net/Vaccine to make an appointment and extra info.

People experiencing points with reserving an appointment on-line can dial 305-351-9531 or electronic mail covid19support@cdrmhealth.com.

For Healthcare Staff:
In keeping with the Division of Well being, hospitals are administering COVID-19 vaccines to well being care employees with direct affected person contact, together with well being care employees locally. Hospital suppliers might also vaccinate people who they deem to be extraordinarily weak to COVID-19. Go to https://www.flgov.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/Hospital-Locations-1.pdf for a listing of hospitals administering the vaccine.

VACCINATION NUMBERS IN ORANGE COUNTY
As of yesterday, a complete of twenty-two,117 Orange County residents have been vaccinated on the on the Orange County Conference Middle – that quantity totals 1.5% of all County residents. Of particular be aware, 111 of the recipients have been over the age of 95.

Residents are requested to be affected person with the method because the County and state work to satisfy the demand. DOH-Orange is working to vaccinate the most important variety of folks within the shortest period of time doable.

To assist meet this demand of DOH-Orange, Orange County Well being Companies and EMS personnel at Orange County Fireplace Rescue are serving to employees the vaccination web site on the Conference Middle to permit as much as 2,000 vaccination per day. The Orange County Conference Middle vaccination web site is now open six days per week (Monday by way of Saturday).

WAYS TO STAY UPDATED ON THE VACCINE

  • Go to ocfl.net/vaccine
  • You may obtain the “OCFL Alert” App
  • Residents can textual content OCFLCOVID to 888777 for vaccine updates

Workers will likely be standing by at 4 Orange County Neighborhood Motion Facilities (Holden Heights, Pine Hills, East Orange and Taft) to help residents who must register for the vaccine.

For extra info on Neighborhood Middle places, go to ocfl.net/CommunityCenters

COVID-19 NUMBERS
Orange County instances now quantity 82,155. Please apply three W’s – wash your fingers, watch your distance and put on a face overlaying.

For a snapshot of the newest COVID-19 statistics in Orange County, go to ocfl.net/Covid19Snapshot. The snapshot updates Monday by way of Friday.

TESTING EXTENDED
Orange County Authorities’s Well being Companies Division is providing free COVID-19 testing by way of January 30, 2021 at Barnett Park. The testing web site will proceed to function 7 days per week from 9 a.m. to five p.m. Nonetheless, residents must get in line early (earlier than midday) as the positioning normally closes within the early afternoon as soon as it reaches capability.

Both PCR/molecular and rapid tests can be found to residents at this web site.

For extra info, go to ocfl.net/Testing and click on on #1 on the testing map.

COVID-19 EVICTION DIVERSION PROGRAM EXTENDED
The COVID-19 Eviction Diversion Program deadline has been prolonged to January 29, 2021. Go to ocfl.net/EvictionDiversion for a full listing of eligibility standards and required paperwork.

COMPTROLLER UPDATE
Vacationer improvement tax (TDT) collections acquired by Orange County for the November 2020 have been $8,765,800.00. That may be a 66% lower from November 2019.

With the gradual reopening of Florida’s financial system after April’s statewide lockdown, TDT collections have steadily elevated each month since.

THANK YOU FOR FOOD DONATIONS
A particular thanks to the next sponsors for generously offering meals to the Florida Division of Well being employees working double shifts to manage the vaccine:

Please discover all earlier updates on the previous Coronavirus Updates page.



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