For updated global info & data on COVID-19, please click HERE.For updated global data & graphs on COVID-19, please click HERE.For COVID-19 cases and death counts in USA by state, please click HERE.For COVID-19 cases in Florida via Florida COVID Action, please click HERE.For COVID-19 cases in Florida, via Florida state government, please click HERE.So far, nearly 47% of the Orange County (of FL) residents age 16 and older have had at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine. Orange County Mayor Jerry Demings believes we should reach 50% later this week and said, “I continue to appeal to our neighbors, friends and others in our community: Let’s get vaccinated.”
The video published on May 10, 2021, “Orange County Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update | May 10, 2021“, below:
In the video published on May 7, 2021, “Who got the COVID-19 vaccine in Orange County when it first rolled out?” below:
The video published on May 3, 2021, “Orange County Mayor Jerry Demings asked to respond to governor’s executive order“, below:
The video published on April 28, 2021, “WATCH LIVE: Orange County Mayor Jerry Demings discusses face mask update“, below:
Masks are required for indoor activities. Physical distancing of 3′ is recommended.
In the video published on April 28, 2021, “Orange County mayor announces 3-phased plan to roll back mask mandate“, below:
The 3-Phase Plan of Orange County, below:
Phase I, effective immediately: Reduce physical distance from 6′ to 3′;fully vaccinated individuals should follow CDC guidelines for wearing facial coverings (no need for mask when outdoor or when indoor with small gathering.)
Phase II, effective when 50% of the population age 16+ has received their first dose of the vaccine: facial covering mandate for outdoors lifted for all individuals; physical distancing of at least 3′ between groups is encouraged; masks are still needed for indoor activities.
Phase III, effective when 70% of the population age 16+ has received their first dose of the vaccine and/or Orange County’s 14-day rolling positivity rate is 5% or below: all mandates are lifted.
The goal is to get at least 70% of the Orange County residents age 16 or older to get vaccinated
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA)expanded its use of the Pfizer vaccine on Monday, May 10, 2021, to children as young as 12. FDA
Click HERE to visit the COVID-19 Snapshot dashboard to view important county information, including the latest statisitcs on testing and positivity rates.
Click HERE for Orange County Vaccination Sites
Click HERE for overall Orange County Vaccine Information
Key Takeaways Orange County News Conference – 5/10/2021
For updated COVID-19 numbers, visit ocfl.net/COVID19snapshot. The 14-day positivity rate is currently 6.1%. Just two and a half weeks ago, the 14-day positivity rate was at 8%. Please continue to encourage those who have not gotten vaccinated (and those who still need their second shot) to learn the facts and the need for community immunity at ocfl.net/VaccineMyths.
STATE-OPERATED TESTING SITE AT CONVENTION CENTER CLOSES MAY 16
According to the Florida Division of Emergency Management, the state-operated regional COVID-19 testing site at the Orange County Convention Center will close on Sunday, May 16, 2021. It is important to note that free COVID-19 testing will continue at Barnett Park.
For additional testing sites in Orange County, please visit ocfl.net/testing.BARBER PARK VACCINATION SITE OPEN MAY 17
Beginning Monday, May 17 through Thursday, 20, 2021, Orange County Health Services will offer drive-thruCOVID-19 vaccinations appointments at Barber Park from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Online appointments are preferred, but not needed. Visit ocfl.net/vaccine to make an appointment today.
3701 Gatlin Avenue
Orlando, FL 32812
In addition, Orange County offers 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.
No appointment needed.
Both Barber Park and Barnett Park offer the Pfizer brand.
WALK-UP SITES AT REC CENTER LOCATIONS
Orange County and the Florida Department of Health in Orange County also offer convenient, walk-up vaccination centers at the following four recreation centers throughout Orange County:
Goldenrod Park Recreation Center
Meadow Woods Recreation Center
South Econ Recreation Center
West Orange Recreation Center
Tuesday – Thursday: 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Friday – Sunday: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Supplies are limited toward the end of the day, so get there early.
Reminder: Minors must have the parental consent and a parent or legal guardian present at the time of the vaccination.
Visit ocfl.net/vaccinefor details.
ORANGE COUNTY CONVENTION CENTER
The Florida Department of Health in Orange County will offer the Johnson and Johnson vaccine at the drive-thru site at the Orange County Convention Center on May 20 & 21, 2021. Registration is available for these dates.
This site is only offering second doses through May 19, 2021.
More information about the Convention Center site is available in the Frequently Asked Questions Regarding COVID-19 Vaccinations in Orange County (ocfl.net)EMERGENCY RENTAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAMOrange County’s Emergency Rental Assistance Programoffers up to $10,000 in relief for residents with past due rent. Currently, more than $1.2 million has been utilized to keep families in their homes.
Residents living in unincorporated Orange County, Apopka, Bay Lake, Belle Isle, Eatonville, Edgewood, Lake Buena Vista, Maitland, Oakland, Ocoee, Windermere, Winter Garden and Winter Park are eligible for the County’s program. The City of Orlando will launch its own program soon.
Visit ocfl.net/RentalAssistance for more information.
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