ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. – Mayor Jerry Demings provided the annual State of Orange County address Friday morning speaking about the accomplishments and challenges the community faces.
The mayor also announced a new regional campaign to encourage businesses and residents to use COVID-19 safety guidelines.
The State of The County was a virtual event due to the coronavirus pandemic.
As our economy rebounds, I know that tourism and business will recover. We already have 32 conventions and shows reschedule at the @OCCC, and we are excited that @WaltDisneyWorld's @ESPNWWOS will host the @NBA as they resume their games. #SOC2020 pic.twitter.com/JmtvlwXtfg— Orange County Mayor Jerry L. Demings (@OCFLMayor) June 26, 2020
We are Safer, Stronger, Together! 🧡 😷 #DoYourPartORL@OCFLMayor has launched a new regional campaign to encourage business & resident participation in #COVID19 safety guidelines. He invites consumers to support businesses that adhere to safe measures: https://t.co/Eg1dXvXChn. pic.twitter.com/261zSQvv3g— Orange County FL (@OrangeCoFL) June 26, 2020
More than 7,800 people have tested positive for COVID-19 in the county and more than 430 people have been hospitalized with the virus.
Since March, 56 people have died from the virus in Orange County.
The county recently issued a mandate requiring residents to wear a mask in hopes to limit the spread of the virus.