Coronavirus / COVID-19 Information

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The Town of Oakland continues to monitor information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), state and county officials regarding Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). On March 19, the Town Commission approved Declaration (Proclamation) of Emergency Resolution No. 2020-01 declaring a State of Emergency due to the threat of coronavirus disease (COVID-19.)  Orange County has confirmed more than 125,000 cumulative cases of COVID-19 countywide and 498 total confirmed cases in Oakland. Find county-specific information on Florida’s COVID-19 Data and Surveillance Dashboard.

Oakland Avenue Charter School has published a parent information guide and COVID-19 resources on its website.

Orange County Mayor Jerry Demings signed an Executive Order requiring every person working, living, visiting or doing business in Orange County to wear a facial covering consistent with CDC guidelines while in any public place. Mayor Demings consulted with other local municipal leaders as well as health care experts before making this decision. Orange County is requesting voluntary compliance to help keep all of the community safe. The Executive Order took effect on Saturday, June 20, 2020 at midnight and will stay in effect indefinitely. Visit Orange County’s web page to read the full Order.

VACCINE APPOINTMENTS 

Ages 16+ are eligible to receive the vaccine. For ages 16 and 17, a parent or guardian must register them for the appointment. Those who are 16 and 17 years old must be accompanied by a legal guardian during their vaccination, and are only eligible to receive the Pfizer vaccine. Residents in this age group must bring a completed consent form when visiting a vaccination site.

Visit ocfl.net/Vaccine for more information and to review our frequently asked questions.

TESTING 

Since late April 2020, Orange County Health Services has been rotating weekly throughout the County offering free COVID-19 testing to all of our residents. Extended 7 days per week through the end of April 2021, Health Services offers both free PCR/molecular and rapid/antigen testing at Barnett Park. View #1 on the map for details. Use the map and links below to find information for various free COVID-19 test sites available throughout Orange County.

SENIORS WITH TRANSPORTATION CHALLENGES

Seniors who have a vaccination appointment scheduled at the Orange County Convention Center and cannot find transportation, please contact the County’s helpline at 3-1-1 to arrange a free ride from LYNX. Scheduling transportation for appointments needs to be made 48 hours in advance of your scheduled appointment.  

This is for the Convention Center vaccination site only.  For more information, visit Orange County’s newsroom.

CANCEL UNWANTED COVID-19 VACCINE APPOINTMENTS 

The Florida Department of Health in Orange County urges residents who no longer need their vaccination appointments to cancel them. To cancel, log into your CDR HealthPRO account at patientportalfl.com and then go to “My Vaccinations” and cancel from that screen. For assistance, call 844-770-8548.

For future appointment openings, visit ocfl.net/Vaccine to register your email or sign up for text alerts. Also, review our frequently asked questions.

VACCINE: MYTHS VS FACTS

As more COVID-19 vaccination sites open, it is important for everyone to know all the facts about the vaccine. We must all be wary of false and potentially harmful misinformation on the Internet or hearsay from gossip. 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.