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Coronavirus / COVID-19 Information
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 30,000 cumulative cases of COVID-19 countywide and 54 total confirmed cases in Oakland. Find county-specific information on Florida’s COVID-19 Data and Surveillance Dashboard.
The Town of Oakland moved to Phase 2 for reopening on Monday, June 15.
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.
The CARES for Small Biz portal will reopen on 8/10. The program is expanding to include “micro-grants” to home-based businesses with three or less employees. Grants will range from $1,000 to $3,000 dollars. More info: ocfl.net/OrangeCARES. July 13 CARES for Residents applicants should receive an email update from the CARES team by Monday, 8/10.