Today's date is May 31, 2020

Orange County Ramps Up Testing For COVID-19 and PPE For Essential Workers

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The heat map has been updated, www.ocfl.net/COVID19HeatMap, as of May 12, 2020 Orange County now has 1,553 COVID-19 cases, an increase of 16 cases since Tuesday, May 12, 2020. In total, the County has tested 39,604 residents with a positive rate of 3.9% for COVID-19.

 

PPE Distribution Continues

 

Orange County’s Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) distribution continues at all six locations throughout the County until Friday, May 15, 2020.

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Since opening on Monday, the County has distributed 750,000 facemasks and 100,000 bottles of hand sanitizers. Approximately 4,500 people who are either self-employed or run a small business have come to the distribution sites. Small business in Orange County can still register for free kits by visiting ocfl.net/PPE.

 

New COVID-19 Testing Sites in Orange County

 

Orange County continues to provide free COVID-19 testing at various locations across the County. The expansion of testing is important to helping us combat COVID-19 and re-opening our community.

 

Walmart, in partnership with Quest Diagnostics will open two free drive-thru testing sites in parking lots at Walmart locations on Friday, May 15, 2020. The sites, located at 8101 S. John Young Parkway and 11250 E. Colonial Drive, will be available by appointment only on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 7-9 a.m. For testing criteria or to set an appointment, visit MyQuestCOVIDTest.com.

 

Additionally, Orange County Health Services Department will offer free COVID-19 testing at Riverside Elementary School beginning on Tuesday, May 19, 2020. For more information and to register for an appointment, please visit ocfl.net/COVID19. 

 

Thanks to Walmart, Quest Diagnostics and Orange County Public Schools for helping bring more testing to Orange County.

 

Economic Recovery and Consumer Confidence

 

Orange County’s Economic Recovery Task Force wants to hear from you.

 

On Wednesday, May 13, 2020, the County created the Consumer Confidence Survey to gather data from residents about how comfortable they feel patronizing business and restaurants, and opening our local economy during the pandemic. The survey is available in three languages – English, Spanish and Creole.

 

To take the survey, visit ocfl.net/ConsumerSurvey.

 

Digital Town Hall with Faith Leaders

 

The Digital Town Hall with Faith Leaders is scheduled for Thursday, May 14, 2020, from 2-3 p.m. The theme of the Town Hall is “Reopening Houses of Worship: Diverse Conversations and Perspectives.” The Interfaith Council of Central Florida and the African-American Council of Christian Clergy will assist with the Town Hall. Residents can view the Town Hall live on Orange TV.

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