Key Takeaways: Orange County News Conference 10/26/2020
The total number of COVID -19 cases in Orange County is 45,242. This is an increase of 208 cases since yesterday.
One week from tomorrow is Election Day. So far, 134,239 Orange County residents have voted in person and 208,817 residents have chosen to vote by mail. Statewide, 2.2 million Floridians have voted in person and 3.8 million Floridians have voted by mail.
For Orange County residents, visit https://www.ocfelections.com/ to find your polling place.
GOALS OF THE WEEK
The three goals for the week continue to focus on slowing the spread of COVID-19.
4801 W. Colonial Drive, Orlando, FL 32808
Wednesday, October 28 – Thursday, October 29, 2020
8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
All testing facilities operated by Orange County Government provide free coronavirus tests to individuals who are +12 years old, hand out free facemasks and hand sanitizer to those tested, and do not ask for insurance. To book an appointment visit ocfl.net/Testing and click on #1 on the testing map for details.
CARES INDIVIDUAL AND FAMILY ASSISTANCE GRANT PORTAL
The portal opened this past weekend for a new round of distributing $30 million dollars in funding to individuals and families. Successful applicants will receive $1,000.00 per household.
A total of 8,714 applications have been received.
For more information, visit ocfl.net/OrangeCARES.
Our Eviction Diversion program is still available to qualified landlords and tenants. Orange County has approximately $12 million dollars available.
CARES funded program has helped 857 families avoid being kicked out of their homes.
Over $2.66 million dollars in rent payments have been sent to the Comptroller’s office.
You can find out how to receive assistance by visiting www.ocfl.net/EvictionDiversion.
CARES ACT MONIES FOR THE ARTS
Nearly 10,000 local events have been cancelled and 4,300 local arts-related jobs have disappeared, that has translated into $3.9 million dollars in lost wages.
Orange County has $5 million dollars in CARES Act monies to help arts groups recoup monies they had to spend for such things as Personal Protective Equipment, coronavirus testing, distance barriers and signage. The grant monies will be distributed through United Arts.
ARTS IN PUBLIC PARKS
Orange County has created the Arts in Public Parks Initiative.
We plan to open up a group of Orange County Parks to create CDC compliant performance spaces for both arts groups and audiences to enjoy.
For more information, we ask that arts groups contact Mr.Terry Olson at Terry.Olson@ocfl.net
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