Orange County

New COVID-19 testing, vaccination sites opening in Orange County

ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. — As COVID-19 cases continue to surge, Orange County officials announced new COVID-19 testing and vaccination sites opening this week.

Orange County Mayor Jerry Demings said a COVID-19 testing site will open at Clarcona Ocoee Elementary on Tuesday, joining existing testing sites at Barnett Park and Econ Soccer Complex.

All three sites are open seven days a week from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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Demings said the new site comes as demand for testing continues to increase with around 3,000 people a day showing up to get tested.

Starting on Tuesday, Demings said the county will move its COVID-19 vaccination site from Barnett Park to Camping World Stadium. He said the vaccinations will be given in a drive-thru manner.

Demings said the goal is to make getting vaccinated as convenient as possible, to help slow the spread of the virus.

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As of Monday, Health Officer Dr. Raul Pino said the county’s 14-day rolling positivity rate is 19.7%.

Pino said the county reported 1,458 new cases on Friday, 1,197 cases on Saturday, and 1,038 cases on Sunday.

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Sarah Wilson

Sarah Wilson,

Sarah Wilson joined WFTV Channel 9 in 2018 as a digital producer after working as an award-winning newspaper reporter for nearly a decade in various communities across Central Florida.