• Coronavirus (COVID-19): Continue to practice social distancing when in public. Visit ocso.com/coronavirus for more information.
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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information

The safety and well-being of our residents and visitors is a top priority for the Orange County Sheriff's Office. Sheriff John Mina and his team are continuously reviewing all of the most current information available on Coronavirus/COVID-19 and its impact on Orange County.

 

To minimize unnecessary community contact, our Central Operations Complex and our sector substations will be closed to the general public. If assistance is needed for:

 

  • Employment Opportunities/Appointments
  • Vehicle Release
  • Sex Offender Registration
  • Career Criminal Registration

 

Please use the West Side entrance facing John Young Parkway.

If you need to file a report, you may contact non-emergency at 407-836-HELP (4357), or you may file a report online at OCSO.com.

For all other requests and information, please call 407-254-7000. We appreciate your cooperation.

The Orange County Sheriff's Office is making the following steps in response to the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic:

  • Following the CDC guidelines, we have canceled most public events.
  • Our enforcement actions and protocols have not changed significantly at this time. But because of the State of Emergency related to Coronavirus, the Orange County Sheriff's Office has temporarily suspended all eviction activities until further notice.
  • Deputies, of course, are responding to calls for service. We are working to make sure that if we are called to assist, we have the adequate resources to keep all deputies safe and protected from exposure. Our Deputies are trained for what to do in the event they are exposed to a number of contagions, and they follow very specific protocols in those instances.
  • We ask that when possible, people file reports online in cases such as over-with vehicle burglaries, lost property and identity theft. Instructions on how to file an E-Report.
  • The Sheriff’s Office works with each hospital in Orange County regarding their own operational plans for contagious disease outbreaks and we provide security at any affected hospitals. We have directed civilian employees to follow the guidance we’ve received from the county, from state health officials and from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
  • Most of our School Resource Deputies will fill other roles throughout the agency while schools are closed.
  • OCSO is continuing to pay our School Crossing Guards for their regular work hours during the times schools would otherwise be in session.

 

We are all in this together and practicing social distancing measures is one of the best ways we can prevent Coronavirus from further spreading in our community. But we want everyone to know that the Orange County Sheriff’s Office stands ready, as always, to protect and serve the residents and visitors of Orange County.

 

Emergency Coronavirus Measures

State of Florida

On May 18, 2020, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis signed Florida Executive Order 20-123  to outline for Full Phase 1 Plan for Florida's recovery. If you believe any licensee is operating contrary to the Governor’s Executive Order, please report the information to the Department of Business and Professional Regulation.

On April 29, 2020, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis signed  Florida Executive Order 20-112  to outline the plan for reopening and economic recovery.

More information about Florida EO 20-112 in Orange County.

 


Orange County

Orange County Emergency Executive Order 2020-12 Requiring Social Distancing and Face Coverings. 

On March 26, 2020, Orange County Mayor Jerry Demings signed Emergency Executive Order 2020-05 regarding a Stay at Home Order in Orange County.

 

 

Beware COVID-19 Scams

Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody is warning residents about an increasing number of scams regarding the current Coronavirus pandemic. Scams could be related to Coronavirus tests, stimulus payments, or hackers and the scammer could try to reach you by phone, text, or even in person.

Learn more about potential scams and how to report them. 

Health Resources

Florida Health Coronavirus

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

AdventHealth has launched a free 24-HR phone service for Floridians who have questions about Covid-19, including the opportunity to speak with a nurse as appropriate.

877-VIRUSHQ

AdventHealth Coronavirus Hub

Covid-19 Guide from National Alliance on Mental HealthHelping Children Cope with Changes due to Covid-19

Coronavirus Testing

Free drive-through testing opens daily at 9am at the Orange County Convention Center North Concourse Parking Lot. First come, first served until daily limit is reached. No appointments.

Orange County Convention Center
9400 Universal Blvd
Orlando, FL 32819

Visit the Orange County Government Coronavirus Response page for additional testing locations.

Free antibody testing is available at the Orange County Convention Center site. All blood donations to OneBlood are also tested for antibodies.