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May 6, 2021 6:37 PM

Key Takeaways Orange County News Conference – 5/6/2021

  • 46.17 percent of all Orange County residents 16+ have received at least one dose of the vaccine. (total 541,401)
  • 72.58 percent of Orange County residents 65+ have completed the vaccine series.

WALK-UP SITES AT FOUR REC CENTER LOCATIONS

According to the Florida Department of Health in Orange County, vaccination operations at the Orange County Convention Center will be complete by Wednesday, May 19, 2021 (the site is only offering second doses).


In the absence of the Convention Center, four recreation sites are available. Each site will provide walk-up service from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Tuesday through Thursday, and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday through Sunday. Sites are closed on Monday. No appointment necessary. Pfizer vaccines offered.


In addition, Barnett Park now serves as a drive-thru COVID-19 vaccination site. Barnett Park vaccinations operate seven days a week from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. No appointment necessary. Pfizer vaccines offered.


For more information on any of these sites, dial 3-1-1 or visit ocfl.net/VaccineSites.


LAST FIRST DOSE – SOUTH TRAIL BRANCH

As a reminder, the state-supported vaccination site at the South Trail Branch of the Orange County Library System has completed administering first doses of the COVID-19 vaccine today, Thursday, May 6, 2021. Following today, the site will only administer pre-scheduled second doses. The site will complete all second doses by Wednesday, May 26, 2021.


For a list of additional vaccines sites, visit ocfl.net/Vaccine.


MISSING SECOND DOSES

According to the Florida Department of Health in Orange County, if you have missed your second scheduled second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine (Pfizer and Moderna only), you are eligible to receive your second dose at any Federal Retail Pharmacy, state-supported, or federally-supported vaccination site in the state.


It is important to remember to bring your vaccination card and the same brand of the second shot must be administered.


If you are missing your second dose of Pfizer, you may visit any one of the four walk-up vaccination sites, or the drive-thru vaccination site at Barnett Park.


TOURIST DEVELOPMENT TAX COLLECTIONS

Orange County Comptroller Phil Diamond announced that Tourist Development Tax (TDT) collections received by Orange County for March 2021 were $17,632,300, a 26.9 percent increase compared to March 2020.


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


MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS MONTH

In observance of Mental Health Awareness Month, the Orange County Clerk of Courts will host a free virtual “My Health Matters” webinar on Wednesday, May 19, 2021, from 6-8 p.m. to raise awareness about mental health. Recognizing the rise of anxiety, stress, and uncertainty caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, we will share helpful resources available to Orange County residents.


Featured topics and partners include:

  • Mental Health Association of Central Florida
  • Heart of Florida United Way:
  • Orange Connects
  • Meditation Tips and Techniques

To register for the webinar, visit https://bit.ly/3tTElwg


For information on free online resource for mental health providers, visit www.ocfl.net/OrangeConnects through Orange County’s Orange Connects program.

Prior Updates

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May 4, 2021 7:09 AM

Key Takeaways Orange County News Conference – 5/3/2021


For updated COVID-19 numbers, visit ocfl.net/COVID19snapshot.


THE GOVERNOR’S NEW EXECUTIVE ORDER

Orange County Government and the Office of Emergency Management are aware of Governor DeSantis’ announcement on suspending all local County Executive Orders. The County has received a copy of the Governor’s Executive Orders and is currently reviewing the contents to determine what it means for Orange County.


VACCINE ELIGIBLITY EXPANDS TO ALL INDIVIDUALS

Late Thursday, April 29, 2021, the State Surgeon General announced vaccination eligibility to include non-Florida residents. This means all individuals 16+ are eligible for the vaccine in the state.


To learn more about this expansion, visit Orange County’s frequently asked questions webpage on the vaccine at ocfl.net/vaccineFAQs.


ORANGE COUNTY COVID-19 DRIVE-THRU VACCINATION SITE & TESTING

Orange County Government is now providing a free, convenient, drive-thru COVID-19 vaccination site at Barnett Park. Note: This site also offers free COVID-19 testing, visit ocfl.net/testing for details.


Barnett Park COVID-19 Vaccines
4801 W. Colonial Drive in Orlando
7-days per week, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
 Walk-ups only, no appointments


*Closed Memorial Day, Monday May 31.

WALK-UP SITES AT FOUR REC CENTER LOCATIONS


The Florida Department of Health is winding down vaccination operations at the Orange County Convention Center by May 22 and no longer offering first doses.


The following Orange County Recreation Center locations are available for walk-ups only beginning tomorrow, Tuesday, May 4:


Goldenrod Park Recreation Center Gymnasium
 4863 N. Goldenrod Rd., Winter Park, FL 32792


Meadow Woods Recreation Center Gymnasium
 1751 Rhode Island Woods Circle, Orlando, FL 32824


South Econ Recreation Center Gymnasium
 3850 S. Econlockatchee Trail, Orlando, FL 32829


West Orange Recreation Center Gymnasium
 309 SW Crown Point Rd., Winter Garden, FL 34787


Operating hours for all the locations will be:

  • Tuesday through Thursday: 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Friday through Sunday: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Closed Mondays

Visit www.ocfl.net/vaccine for more information.


REQUEST MOBILE VACCINATION SITE FOR YOUR BUSINESS/ORGANIZATION

The Florida Department of Health in Orange County has created a COVID-19 Business/Organization Mobile Vaccination Request form. Businesses or organizations can request a COVID-19 vaccination site at certain locations.


The online form is located at ocfl.net/IGotMyShot.

April 29, 2021 5:55 PM

Key Takeaways Orange County News Conference – 4/29/2021

For the latest COVID-19 numbers, visit Orange County’s dashboard at ocfl.net/COVID19Snapshot.


REMINDER: UPDATES TO SOCIAL DISTANCING AND MASKS

During a news conference on April 28, 2021, Mayor Demings introduced a three-phased plan to ease social distancing and face coverings in Orange County.


For more information visit Orange County’s online newsroom.


LAST DAY FOR VACCINE FIRST DOSES – CONVENTION CENTER

The drive-thru vaccination site at the Orange County Convention Center will provide its final round of first doses of the COVID-19 vaccine on Saturday, May 1, 2021. Following that date, the site will only administer pre-scheduled second doses.


Residents can book an appointment before Saturday by visiting ocfl.net/vaccine.


BARNETT PARK ADDS COVID-19 VACCINE DRIVE-THRU LANE

In addition to testing – which has been extended to the end of May 2021 – Barnett Park will serve as a drive-thru COVID-19 vaccination site for residents. Residents visiting the location are asked to look out for signs directing them to either testing or vaccines. The site will open for vaccinations on Saturday, May 1, 2021 and no appointments are needed.


Barnett Park will administer up to 750 Pfizer-brand vaccines per day. The site will provide walk-up service seven days a week, or until daily capacity is reached. As a reminder for 16- and 17-year old residents, a parent or legal guardian must sign a consent form, as well as be present at time of vaccination.

  • Barnett Park
    4801 W Colonial Drive, Orlando, FL 32808
     Monday-Sunday: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. (7 days per week)

For more information, dial 3-1-1 or visit ocfl.net/vaccine.


NEW COVID-19 VACCINES SITES

In partnership with Orange County Government, the Florida Department of Health in Orange County is offering free, walk-up COVID-19 vaccination sites at four recreation centers throughout the County to all eligible residents. With the Convention Center’s vaccination site closing the end of May, these sites will take its place. The sites will open for vaccinations on Tuesday, May 4, 2021.


Additionally, each site will provide walk-up service during the below operating hours, or until daily capacity is reached.


For more information, dial 3-1-1 or visit ocfl.net/vaccine. As a reminder for 16- and 17-year old residents, a parent or legal guardian must sign a consent form, as well as be present at time of vaccination.


#IGOTMYSHOT

Thank you to all the residents and community partners who are participating in the #IGotMyShot community public safety campaign. We need each person’s help to protect our community against the COVID-19 virus and reach herd immunity as quickly as possible.


The “I Got My Shot” public safety campaign is designed to debunk vaccine myths, highlight trusted voices in the community, and encourage residents to get vaccinated and become advocates.


To track vaccination progress in Orange County, or to learn how to participate, visit ocfl.net/IGotMyShot.