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COVID-19 UPDATES

We’re here to keep you informed on current information concerning the coronavirus COVID-19 and how it is affecting the Apopka area.

AdventHealth launches its first COVID-19 vaccination site

Calling it a “monumental” day for Central Florida, AdventHealth opened its first COVID-19 vaccination site this week. Since administering its first doses last month,...

Executive order: Orange County businesses non-compliant with COVID-19 safety guidelines will...

Orange County issued an executive order that will allow fining businesses $500-$15,000 for not complying with COVID-19 health and safety guidelines. The executive order...

Apopka Blue Darters boys basketball getting past positive COVID-19 test

After having one of its players test positive for COVID-19 two days before Thanksgiving, the Apopka Blue Darters boys basketball team will be able...

Wekiva’s game with Edgewater canceled due to COVID-19

The football contest scheduled to be played today, Friday, October 2, between the host Wekiva Mustangs and the Edgewater Eagles has been canceled. Two...

Orange County School Board upholds face-to-face instruction plan for families who...

The Orange County School Board voted 6-2 to uphold the face-to-face instruction plan for OCPS families who selected this option. The Orange County School Board...

School Board to meet about recommendations for OCPS’ face-to-face instruction

The Orange County School Board will host a special meeting to discuss recommendations for OCPS' face-to-face instruction that's scheduled to begin Friday, August 21....

Governor talks about COVID-19 with AdventHealth medical team

Governor Ron DeSantis led a roundtable with AdventHealth Orlando’s leading clinical team. Read 11A.

City will not have Independence Day fireworks thanks to COVID-19

There will be no city-sponsored fireworks display in Apopka on July 4 thanks to COVID-19. Citing issues with enforcing social distancing during the...

COVID-19 cases increasing locally

“The pandemic in our county seems to move from east to west,”  More on 1A.

COVID-19: Disney World, SeaWorld get state approval of reopening plans

Walt Disney World and SeaWorld theme parks have gotten approval of their reopening plans, designed to abide by government-recommended health and safety guidelines. On Friday,...

AdventHealth has used COVID-19 plasma more than 50 times

Dr. Omayra Mansfield, chief medical officer at AdventHealth Apopka and AdventHealth Winter Garden, talked about convalescent plasma therapy in the Tuesday, May 26, live...

COVID-19 update: Walt Disney World, SeaWorld will present reopening plans to...

Walt Disney World and SeaWorld will share their reopening plans with the Orange County Economic Recovery Task Force during the Task Force's Wednesday, May...

Orange County School Board reviews continuity of operations since COVID-19

Orange County School Board members received an update on the current status as it relates to the continuity of operations of the district since...

COVID-19 aid available for families, small businesses through county

Small businesses, as well as individuals and families who have been affected financially by COVID-19, along with cities in Orange County, are eligible to...

Apopka area high for recent COVID-19

As shown in this map produced by Orange County government, the two Apopka ZIP codes of 32703 and 32712 (upper left corner) had 18...

COVID-19 update: PPE kit distribution extended

Orange County will distribute additional personal protection equipment kits on Tuesday, May 19, and Wednesday, May 20, at only two pick-up sites located at...

COVID-19 update: Orange County initiative will provide PPE to small businesses

The following is from Orange County government. PPE for Small Biz in Orange County, an Orange County Government COVID-19 initiative through the Orange County...

COVID-19 update: Barbershops, hair salons, nail salons allowed to reopen, countywide...

Barbershops, and hair and nail salons across Orange County will be allowed to reopen, and the county will lift its nightly curfew. Both are...

Blue Darters baseball season cut short due to COVID-19

Like everything else in life in the United States, the Apopka Blue Darters baseball season came to an abrupt halt in mid-March due to...

Testing for COVID-19

A Florida Department of Health-Orange County workers walks around a car Tuesday, April 28, at Apopka High School as a mobile testing site that...

Mayor has plan, appoints task force to re-open Apopka

Calling it the Gold Seal Program, Apopka Mayor Bryan Nelson has a plan that he says would allow businesses. Read more on 1A.

Plasma donations have helped COVID-19 patients

About 10 or more AdventHealth patients have received this treatment and so far the results appear to be promising...  Read more on 1A.