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The Delta Variant: What You Should Know
Delta caused over 75% of recent COVID-19 cases in the United States- according to estimates-and will likely cause more. Don’t let Delta and other variants slow our progress in the fight against COVID-19. CDC’s new video, The Delta Variant: What You Should Know, provides information on the Delta variant and what you can do to help slow the spread. Learn more here.
When You’ve Been Fully Vaccinated
If you are fully vaccinated, you can participate in many of the activities that you did before the pandemic. To maximize protection from the Delta variant and prevent possibly spreading it to others, wear a mask indoors in public if you are in an area of substantial or high transmission. Wearing a mask is most important if you have a weakened immune system or if, because of your age or an underlying medical condition, you are at increased risk for severe disease, or if someone in your household has a weakened immune system, is at increased risk for severe disease, or is unvaccinated. If this applies to you or your household, you might choose to wear a mask regardless of the level of transmission in your area.
If you’ve been around someone who has COVID-19, you should get tested 3-5 days after your exposure, even if you don’t have symptoms. You should also wear a mask indoors in public for 14 days following exposure or until your test result is negative. You should isolate for 10 days if your test result is positive.
If you’ve been vaccinated against COVID-19, you’ve taken the first step toward protecting yourself and your family and returning to activities you did before the pandemic.
Some family members may still need to take steps to protect themselves against COVID-19, such as children too young to get vaccinated or people with weakened immune systems.
The Town encourages residents to follow current CDC guidelines. To learn about Town service changes and hours of operation, click here.
COVID-19 BY THE NUMBERS
For vaccination information and locations, visit the county’s website, www.ocfl.net/vaccine.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the level of community transmission in Orange County, FL remains high.
As of Sunday, August 1, 2021, the Florida Department of Health is reporting that Orange County’s 14-day rolling positivity rate is 17.97 percent. Additional County statistic include:
- Orange County residents 12+that have had at least one shot of vaccine: 62.91%
- Single-day positivity rate for Sunday, August 1, 2021: 21.34 percent
- Total positive cases for Orange County residents: 169,745
- Total deaths in Orange County: 1,402
A LOCAL STATE OF EMERGENCY AND MASK RECOMMENDATION
Orange County Mayor Jerry L. Demings announced and signed Executive Order 2021-24 on Wednesday July 28, 2021, declaring a State of Local Emergency for Orange County.
Read the full Executive Order: ocfl.net/ExecutiveOrders
In accordance with the CDC’s recent announcement, Mayor Demings continues to strongly recommend that all residents – vaccinated and unvaccinated – consider wearing a mask indoors while in a crowded environment. Additionally, businesses are encouraged to display signs recommending patrons wear a mask when indoors.
By instituting these measures, Orange County wants all residents and visitors to know that the County is taking the coronavirus resurgence seriously and is doing its best to institute safety measures to try to mitigate the number of new, COVID-19 cases.
NEW TESTING SITE: Econ Soccer Complex
Orange County Health Services has announced a new drive-thru testing site at the Econ Soccer Complex starting on Tuesday, August 2, 2021 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. It will operate seven days per week through the month of August.
The site is drive-thru only and can serve up to 1,500 people per day offering COVID-19 rapid tests and PCR. No vaccinations will be available at this site.
Econ Soccer Complex
8035 Yates Road Orlando 32807
Monday – Sunday | 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
No walk ups and only 4 persons per vehicle.
BARNETT PARK EXTENSION THROUGH AUGUST 31
Orange County Government’s Health Services will continue to offer
FREE drive-thru COVID- 19 testing and vaccines at Barnett Park through August 31, 2021 from
9 a.m. to 5 p.m. – seven days per week. Both rapid and PCR/molecular tests are offered.
Johnson & Johnson and Pfizer vaccines are available. Individuals vaccinated will receive free masks and hand sanitizer.
UPCOMING VACCINATION OPPORTUNITIES
For future schedules or for more information about the #IGotMyShot campaign, visit ocfl.net/IGotMyShot.
VACCINE: MYTHS VS FACTS
Be wary of false and potentially harmful misinformation. Visit ocfl.net/VaccineMyths to view a list of top vaccine myths. The myths vs. facts are also available in Spanish at ocfl.net/MitosSobreLaVacuna.