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April 13, 2021 10:02 AM

Key Takeaways Orange County News Conference – 4/12/2021


The 14-day average positivity rate for COVID-19 in Orange County 7%. Testing is still important.  Free COVID-19 testing is available at ocfl.net/testing.


The Orange County Convention Center vaccination site run by the Florida Department of Health in Orange County is currently booked for appointments. Please cancel any unwanted appointments to allow openings for others. Later this week, an announcement will be made regarding when appointments will open up again at the Orange County Convention Center.


NEW: VACCINES THROUGH ADVENTHEALTH

Thanks to a partnership with Orange County Government and the Florida Department of Health in Orange County, on Friday, April 16, 2021, AdventHealth is offering the COVID-19 vaccine for residents 16 years old and up.  This site will offer the Pfizer brand vaccination (4,600 appointments total). A consent form for individuals under 18 years old is required and a parent/guardian must be present with a minor.


Online appointments are required, no walk-ups will be accommodated. Visit ocfl.net/vaccine to schedule.


ORANGE COUNTY LAUNCHES MOBILE VACCINE PROGRAM

Today, Orange County Government launched its Mobile COVID-19 Vaccine Program to help serve residents closer to their own communities and reach underserved and minority residents.


The Barber Park Drive-Thru site is booked this week for online appointments. However, walk-ups from 5 p.m. though 7 p.m. are still available from April 12 through April 16.


Future sites will be determined based on vaccine supply from the Department of Health in Orange County. For information, visit ocfl.net/Vaccine.


VACCINES AT BRAVO SUPER MARKETS

Bravo Supermarkets, Orange County Government and the Florida Division of Emergency Management are hosting vaccination events at two Bravo Supermarkets on April 15 and 16, 2021. The events are free and open to Florida residents. The site will administer 400 Johnson & Johnson vaccines at each event. Interested residents are urged to arrive early, as supply is limited.

  • Thursday, April 15, 2021
    Bravo Supermarket
    13024 Narcoossee Rd., Orlando, FL 32832
     10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Friday, April 16, 2021
    999 N Semoran Blvd., Orlando, FL 32807
     10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

VACCINES AT THE MEXICAN CONSULATE

  • Friday, April 16, 2021
    Saturday, April 17, 2021
    Sunday, April 18, 2021
    Mexican Consulate Facilities
    2550 Technology Drive, Orlando, FL 32804
     9 a.m. (until supply is exhausted)

For additional vaccination sites in Orange County, visit ocfl.net/Vaccine.


VACCINES AT VALENCIA COLLEGE

Valencia College’s West Campus continues to offer the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine until May 6, 2021.  Recently, there has not been any wait time. The site is open 7 days a week from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.  Walk-ups only.

  • Valencia College – West Campus
    1800 Kirkman Road, Orlando, FL 32811
     7 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily

For more information, visit ocfl.net/Vaccine.


REMINDER: Residents ages 16 and 17:

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April 9, 2021 1:27 PM

Key Takeaways Orange County News Conference – 4/08/2021


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ORANGE COUNTY LAUNCHES MOBILE VACCINE PROGRAM

Orange County Government has launched its own Mobile COVID-19 Vaccine Program in order to serve residents closer to their own communities and reach underserved and minority residents. Selected sites will be located where the percentage of vaccinated residents is low.


The upcoming mobile vaccination site will be:

  • Monday, April 12, 2021 – Friday, April 16, 2021
     
    Barber Park (Drive-Thru Site)
    3701 Gatlin Avenue, Orlando, FL 32812
    Appointments only/preferred: 9 a.m.- 5 p.m. Visit ocfl.net/Vaccine for appointments.
     Walk-ups only: 5-7 p.m.

Able to vaccinate 1,000 per day (Pfizer vaccine given)


Vaccines will be available for Florida residents 16 years old and older. However, for ages 16 and 17, a parent or legal guardian must register them for their appointment, sign a vaccine consent form, as well as be present at the time of vaccination. Future sites will be determined based on vaccine supply from the Department of Health in Orange County.


For appointments and information, visit ocfl.net/Vaccine.


VACCINES AT BRAVO SUPER MARKETS

In partnership with Bravo Supermarkets, Orange County Government and the Florida Division of Emergency Management will host a vaccination event tomorrow at the Bravo Supermarket located at 4065 W. Oak Ridge Rd. in Orlando. The event is free and open to Florida residents. The site will administer 400 Johnson & Johnson vaccines. Interested residents are urged to arrive early, as supply is limited.

  • Friday, April 9, 2021
    Bravo Supermarket
    4065 W. Oak Ridge Rd., Orlando, FL 32809
     Walk–ups only: 9 a.m. until capacity is reached

For additional vaccination sites in Orange County, visit ocfl.net/Vaccine.


CANCEL UNWANTED COVID-19 VACCINE APPOINTMENTS

Important: If you have signed up for an appointment at the Convention Center and then receive a vaccine at another location, please cancel your appointment.


If you do not cancel unwanted appointments, you are taking up a valuable opportunity for those seeking to be vaccinated.


To cancel your appointment, log into your CDR Maguire account at patientportalfl.com, then go to “My Vaccinations” and cancel from that screen. For assistance, call 844-770-8548.


TOURIST DEVELOPMENT TAX COLLECTIONS

Orange County Comptroller Phil Diamond announced that Tourist Development Tax (TDT) collections received by Orange County for February 2021 were $10,317,000, a 63.3% decrease compared to February 2020.


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

April 5, 2021 6:55 PM

Key Takeaways Orange County News Conference – 4/05/2021


CONVENTION CENTER VACCINATION SITE

The Florida Department of Health in Orange County’s convenient, drive-thru vaccination site at the Orange County Convention Center opened up appointments again on Friday, April 2 at 9 a.m.


Although appointments were booked in 43 minutes, stay tuned for a future opening announcement later this week. This site will now handle up to 4,000 appointments per day. If you were unable to get an appointment, visit ocfl.net/vaccine to sign up for email or text alerts on the appointment opening. Currently, the Pfizer vaccine is provided at this location.


Note: All individuals ages 18 and older are now eligible to receive any COVID-19 vaccine. At this time, the Pfizer vaccine is the only vaccine currently authorized for individuals under the age of 18. The state is continuing to follow all FDA issued Emergency Use Authorizations guidance when administering the COVID-19 vaccine. In accordance with this guidance, individuals 16 and older will be eligible to receive the Pfizer vaccine.


COVID-19 VACCINES AVAILABLE FOR 16+

Eligibility for COVID-19 vaccinations at any Florida vaccination site has expanded to include residents 16 years old or older.


For Residents Ages 16 and 17:


For vaccination site location information visit ocfl.net/vaccine.


FEMA VACCINATION SITES

As of tomorrow, April 6, 2021 all FEMA sites in Orange County will be offering the Johnson & Johnson vaccine only. Second doses of Pfizer or Moderna will be given at those sites to those who have already received a two-dose vaccine. The FEMA sites are administering up to 3,000 COVID-19 vaccines per day. Visit www.ocfl.net/vaccine for more information.


COUNTY’S PHASED REOPENING

Orange County is re-opening the County’s senior centers, gymnasiums, fitness centers and outdoor courts at a limited capacity of 50%.  For information, visit the County’s COVID-19 page on Facilities reopening.


In addition, the Orange County Public Works Department,  Planning, Environmental, and Development Services and the Utilities Department will re-open customer lobby areas and/or main buildings to the public on a limited, appointment-only basis.  Please note, individuals applying for building permits will still need to complete applications online. Other County services are still available online and residents are encouraged to use online resources.


For more information, visit ocfl.net.


#407DAY – SUPPORT LOCAL RESTAURANTS
Orange County in partnership with Visit Orlando announces the return of #407Day, a social campaign launched last year with a nod to the calendar date (4/07) and the County’s longtime area code to show appreciation for our local restaurants.


To support the program, we encourage you to dine in or order takeout from your favorite local restaurant on Wednesday, April 7 and share your experiences, photos or recommendations on social media using #407Day and tagging @OrangeCoFL and @VisitOrlando.