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June 10, 2021 7:38 AM

Key Takeaways Orange County News Conference – 6/09/2021

COVID-19 BY THE NUMBERS

Today, the Florida Department of Health in Orange County reports that 54.14 percent of all Orange County residents who are 12+ have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, and the 14-day rolling positivity rate is 4.1 percent. It has been 17 consecutive day that the County’s positivity rate has been below 5 percent.

Other COVID-19 statistics for Orange County include:

  • 144,035– Total number of positive cases since March 2020
  • 1,321 – Total number of resident deaths since March 2020
  • 98 percent – Current recovery rate in Orange County

PHASE 3 OF REOPENING

On Saturday June 5, 2021, the Florida Department of Health in Orange County measured the County’s 14-day rolling positivity rate below 5 percent for 14 consecutive days, prompting Mayor Demings to lift all local facemask recommendations.

However, residents may still be required to wear a facemask in locations where federal guidelines are observed (courthouse facilities, public transportation, airports), or inside of a private business.

Orange County Government continues to urge residents to follow the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines in order to keep the County’s positive rate low.

BARNETT PARK: COVID-19 VACCINATIONS AND TESTING

Barnett Park continues to offers convenient and free drive-thru COVID-19 vaccinations and drive-thru COVID-19 testing, seven days a week, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

  • COVID-19 VACCINES: Individuals may select either Pfizer or the one-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine. For more information, visit ocfl.net/VaccineSites.
  • COVID-19 TESTING: Individuals may select only one type of test, Molecular PCR or Rapid Antigen, per day. For more information, visit ocfl.net/Testing, and click on #1 on the map.

Additionally, LYNX and Orange County Government continue to provide free round-trip rides on ACCESS LYNX for those vulnerable seniors 60 years or older to Barnett Park. This free LYNX service will be available Monday through Friday. Residents can learn more by dialing 3-1-1, or 407-836-3111.

ADVENTHEALTH CENTRA CARE VACCINATIONS

AdventHealth has recently announced it will provide free Pfizer COVID-19 vaccinations at select Centra Care locations in Orange County. Vaccines will be available to anyone eligible who is 12 and older at the following locations:

Appointments are available at CentraCare.org.

TOURIST DEVELOPMENT TAX COLLECTIONS

Orange County Comptroller Phil Diamond announced that Tourist Development Tax (TDT) collections received by Orange County for April 2021 were $17,032,100, a 2,040.5 percent increase compared to April 2020. On a historic basis, April 2021’s collections were 34.2 percent less than April 2019, the last pre-pandemic April month.

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

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June 3, 2021 8:56 AM

Key Takeaways Orange County News Conference – 6/02/2021

Today, 55.07 percent of all Orange County residents who are 16+ have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. The 14-day rolling positivity rate is 4.5 percent. Orange County Government recommends that residents continue to follow CDC guidelines in order to keep positivity rates low.

The 14-day rolling positivity rate has been below 5 percent for 11 consecutive days. A total of 14 consecutive days must be achieved in order for Orange County to move into Phase III of its reopening plan – lifting all social distancing and mask recommendations.

BARNETT PARK: COVID-19 VACCINATIONS AND TESTING 

Barnett Park continues to offers convenient and free drive-thru COVID-19 vaccinations and drive-thru COVID-19 testing, seven days a week, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Due to the recent Memorial Day holiday, waiting lines for testing and vaccinations at Barnett Park may be longer than expected. It is important to note that the waiting line for both services may close early to accommodate each person in line before 5 p.m. It is recommended that individuals arrive early to ensure that they are in line before it closes.

  • COVID-19 VACCINES: Individuals may select either Pfizer or the one-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine. For more information, visit ocfl.net/VaccineSites.
  • COVID-19 TESTING: Individuals may select only one type of test, Molecular PCR or Rapid Antigen, per day. For more information, visit ocfl.net/Testing, and click on #1 on the map.

MOBILE VACCINATION TRAILER 

The #IGotMyShot mobile vaccination trailer continues to visit neighborhoods and businesses throughout Orange County. This weekend, the trailer will be in the Audubon Park neighborhood in Orlando.

  • Friday, June 4, 2021
    SE7ENBITES
    617 Primrose Drive, Orlando, FL 32803
     10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., or while supplies last
  • Saturday June 5, 2021
    LEU GARDENS
    1920 N Forest Avenue, Orlando, FL 32803
     9 a.m. to 2 p.m., or while supplies last

For next week’s schedule, or for more information about the #IGotMyShot campaign, visit ocfl.net/IGotMyShot.

MAYOR STATE OF THE COUNTY ADDRESS

Mayor Demings’ 2021 State of Orange County address on Friday June 4, 2021, will highlight the effects that COVID-19 has had on residents, businesses and community partners during the past year. The address also looks toward the future to build a community that works for everyone.

The address will stream LIVE on Orange TV’s YouTube channel, Orange TV’s Vimeo channel, and Orange County Government’s Facebook Page for everyone to view. For more information, visit ocfl.net/SOC.

 

May 19, 2021 6:14 PM

Key Takeaways Orange County News Conference – 5/19/2021

Currently, 51.2% of all Orange County residents who are 16+ have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. The 14-day rolling positivity rate is 5.2%. For additional information, visit ocfl.net/COVID19Snapshot. For current COVID-19 vaccine myths, visit ocfl.net/VaccineMyths. Please get your COVID-19 vaccine to help us work toward “community immunity.”

VACCINATION SITE UPDATES
As a reminder, both the FEMA-operated vaccination site at Valencia College West, and the state-supported vaccination site at the South Trail Branch Library will have operational changes that begin next week.

  • Valencia College West will close on Tuesday, May 25, 2021.
  • South Trail Branch will stop administering first doses on Wednesday, May 27, 2021, and only provide pre-scheduled second doses.

The Orange County Convention Center COVID-19 vaccination site permanently closes on May 21. For a list of other available vaccination sites in Orange County, visit ocfl.net/Vaccine.

FREE WEATHER ALERT RADIOS AT VACCINATION SITES
In an effort to help residents prepare for the upcoming hurricane season, Orange County’s Office of Emergency Management is providing free weather radios to residents at the following County COVID-19 vaccination sites:

Staff at each vaccination site will distribute 25 weather alert radios each day for four days, beginning Thursday, May 20 through Sunday, May 23.

Radios are first come, first serve for Orange County residents only. A valid driver’s license is required to pick up a radio. For more information about the upcoming hurricane season, visit ocfl.net/storm.

PUBLIC HEALTH HERO AWARD
Congratulations to Windermere resident Janice Reindl, event manager at the Orange County Convention Center, for receiving the “Orange County Public Health Hero Award.”

During the pandemic, Reindl served as the event manager for the drive-thru vaccination site at the Convention Center. For five months, six days a week, she displayed impressive skills in helping to plan and organize the use of the Convention Center’s North Concourse for the first COVID-19 mass vaccination site in the county.

Reindl also took on the unofficial challenge of “feeding the troops,” coordinating with numerous hotels, restaurants, bakeries and food trucks to feed the 200-plus staff it took to run this operation each day.

Her work has made a profound and positive impact on the staff’s morale and customer service, which led to the Convention Center becoming a leader and example for other vaccination sites across Florida.

#IGOTMYSHOT
Thank you to all the Orange County residents who have participated in the #IGotMyShot campaign.

If you or someone you know is still looking to receive their COVID-19 vaccine or you would like to request the mobile vaccine trailer for your organization or business, visit ocfl.net/IGotMyShot.