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Posted on: March 4, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Resources

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Town of Oakland Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Resources

Updated: March 26, 2020

To help stop the spread of caronavirus, Orange County Mayor Jerry L. Demings has announced an Executive Order mandating Orange County residents, including those in municipalities, stay at home except for essential business and needs. The order takes effect Thursday, March 26 at 11 p.m. and will remain in place for two weeks until April 9 at 11 p.m. In response to business and resident inquiries, some amendments have been made to the Executive Order. Visit the County’s updated FAQ page, which details common questions.

Currently, 110 confirmed cases of COVID-19 have been reported in Orange County – with four deaths. This number has doubled in the past two days. One of Orange County Fire Rescue’s firefighters has also tested positive for COVID-19. Our first responders continue to care for our residents in the midst of this crisis, so it is of paramount importance to stay vigilant with the Executive Order and comply with social distancing.

The Town of Oakland is continuing to monitor information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and state health officials regarding Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). On Thursday, March 19, the Town Commission approved a resolution declaring a State of Emergency due to the threat of coronavirus disease (COVID-19.)  The resolution is available online. Operational changes can be found here.

Community Closures

For a listing of community closures, visit this page.

Oakland Avenue Charter School

  • On March 17, The Florida Department of Education determined that all public and private K-12 schools must close through April 15 to aid in the containment of COVID-19
  • OACS staff is working to move coursework online for until school resume or for the remainder of the school year. Additional information will be provided to parents as it becomes available.
  • For more information, visit Oakland Avenue Charter School.

COVID-19 Symptoms

If you have a fever, cough, and difficulty breathing, please seek medical care. Contact your health care provider by phone ahead of your visit and tell them about your recent travel and symptoms. Because the coronavirus disease is thought to spread mainly from person-to-person, we ask that you not enter Town Hall if you have any of these symptoms or have recently traveled to China, Iran, Italy, Japan, or South Korea; returned from a cruise; or traveled from any other COVID-19 affected area in the last 14 days. Instead, call the Florida Department of Health’s Call Center 24/7 at (866) 779-6121

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Testing Sites

Criteria: Anyone 65 years old or older with an on-site temperature above 99.6 and respiratory symptoms. Additionally, all first responders and heath care workers, regardless of symptom presence.

Location: 
Slated to open March 25 at 9 a.m.
Orange County Convention Center
North Concourse Parking Lot
9400 Universal Blvd
Orlando, FL 32819

Location: 
By appointment only.
The Florida Department of Health in Orange County
Screening for appointments started Monday, March 23, 2020. Call the Florida Department of Health in Orange County at 407-723-5004. Mon - Fr. 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

Orange County testing site


Protection and Prevention

  • The CDC reminds everyone to practice proper hygiene habits to help prevent the spread of this and other respiratory illnesses like the flu. 
  • Wash hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
  • If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.
  • Avoid touching eyes, nose and mouth.
  • Stay home when sick.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Cough or sneeze into an elbow or use a tissue and place immediately in the trash.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using household cleaning sprays or wipes.

Travel Advisory

Executive Orders

State

On March 20, Gov. Ron DeSantis issued an Executive Order directing all restaurants and food establishments within the State of Florida to suspend on-premises food and alcohol consumption for customers. The listed establishments may, however, operate their kitchens for the purpose of providing delivery or take-out services.

Additionally, the Executive Order requires the closures of gymnasiums and fitness centers within the State of Florida. The Department of Business and Professional Regulation (DBPR) shall utilize its authorities under Florida law to further implement and enforce the provisions of this Executive Order and shall take additional measures as necessary to protect the public health, safety and welfare.

County

Mayor Jerry Demings enacted a curfew beginning on March 20. The curfew will be in place from 11 p.m. to 5 a.m.

Resources

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