WORK TO FLATTEN THE CURVEOn June 29, Orange County broke the 10,000 mark for COVID-19 cases. Just in the last 14 days, there have been 7,223 positive cases. On June 30, there was an increase of 540 cases. Orange County’s average positivity rate is 7.9%.
“Although we have had more than 1,000 positive cases per day, it is still too early to tell if the pandemic is deescalating in our County,” said Dr. Raul Pino, Health Administrator for the Florida Department of Health in Orange County. “We thank the community for wearing face masks and taking this pandemic seriously. Using face masks is the best tool we have in our toolbox right now.”
Please make sure to remember the Three Ws:
TESTINGThe State’s regional temporary drive-through testing site at the Orange County Convention Center tests more people than anywhere else in the state.
Orange County Health Services will offer free testing at Barnett Park beginning mid next week. Online appointments will open early next week at www.ocfl.net/covid19.
EVICTION MORATORIUM EXTENDEDGovernor DeSantis has extended the moratorium of evictions and foreclosures until August 1, 2020.
The Executive Order does state that an individual is still obligated to make mortgage or rent payments.
Orange County’s webpage has frequently asked questions regarding housing and tenant rights. Visit www.ocfl.net/housingFAQs.
ORANGE CARESThe next application opening for the Orange CARES for Residents Program will be the week of July 13, 2020. Visit www.ocfl.net/OrangeCARES for more information. Orange CARES for Small Business Program’s application is still open.
TOURIST DEVELOPMENT TAX COLLECTIONSOrange County Comptroller Phil Diamond announced today that tourist development tax (TDT) collections (resort tax) received by Orange County for the May 2020 TDT collection month were $1,144,300. That is a 95% decrease from May 2019. June collection numbers will be released in early August.
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The Sensus Customer Portal is now available for all customers whose water meters have already been upgraded to the smart meter system. Meter upgrades for all customers are scheduled to be complete by July 4th. Please call 407-905-3159 if you have any...