Latest Information on Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Orange City Council votes to pass Emergency Ordinance no. 632, to require face coverings, effective 12:01 a.m. on Tuesday, July 7. Read more here.

As of June 1, City Hall and other administrative offices are open to the public.

The City of Orange City’s highest priority has been the health and safety of our residents and staff. Protective measures have been installed to ensure we can operate within CDC recommended guidelines. We respectfully request that you do not enter City Hall if you are not feeling well. Please call (386) 775-5400 for more information.

The City of Orange City continues to monitor the situation regarding the coronavirus, otherwise known as COVID-19. We will continue to update our website and our social media pages regarding important information about COVID-19 as it pertains to the City of Orange City.

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COVID-19 has been reported in Volusia County and elsewhere in the state by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Florida Department of Health. It is important that we do our part of protect ourselves and those around us:

  • Wash hands frequently with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom, before eating and after blowing your nose, coughing or sneezing.
  • Practice social distancing by maintain six feet of distance
  • Wear a face mask or cloth face covering when in public.

Testing Information
For the most up-to-date information about testing sites in Volusia County, please click here.

PPE Distribution for Businesses
PPE kits, which include masks, gloves, sanitizer, paper towels and cleaning products, will be distributed through the Volusia County Chamber Alliance from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on dates and locations as follows:

  • July 6 –Port Orange South Daytona Chamber, 3431 S. Ridgewood Ave.
    • July 7 –Daytona Regional Chamber, 126 E. Orange Ave.
    • July 8 –115 Canal St., New Smyrna Beach
    • July 9 –Ormond Performing Arts Center, 339 U.S. 1; The Center at Deltona, 1640 Dr. Martin Luther King Blvd.
    • July 10 –Wayne G. Sanborn Activity & Events Center, 815 S. Alabama Ave., Deland

Businesses may receive up to two kits and must prove eligibility with a business card indicating they represent a Volusia County business, as well as sign that they received the product. Businesses may visit any site. For additional information, call 386-248-8048.

Rent, Mortgage, Businesses and Nonprofits Assistance
Volusia County has earmarked $17.5 million in CARES Act funds to help homeowners, renters, businesses and nonprofits that have been negatively impacted by the COVID-19 crisis.

Rental assistance
Eligible renters can apply for rental assistance for payment of late, current and, if they remain eligible, future payments. Accepted applicants may receive up to $1,500 a month for three months. Applicants must have an active lease in their name and be able to document a loss of income as a direct result of COVID-19. Additionally, the dwelling must be in Volusia County, excluding the city limits of Daytona Beach and Deltona. Rent must have been current as of March 13, and the household income must be at or below the area median income level. The rental application package can be found at volusia.org/C19RA.

Completed applications may be submitted through the website or by mail to: Community Assistance, c/o COVID-19 Rental Assistance, 110 W. Rich Ave., DeLand, FL 32720. For more information, contact: communityassistance@volusia.org.

Mortgage assistance
Eligible homeowners can apply for mortgage assistance for payment of late, current and, if they remain eligible, future payments. Accepted applicants may receive up to $1,500 a month for three months. Applicants must have a current mortgage statement in their name and be able to document a loss of income as a direct result of COVID-19. Additionally, the dwelling must be in Volusia County, the mortgage must have been current as of March 13, and the household income must be at or below the area median income level. The mortgage application package can be found at volusia.org/C19MA.

Completed applications may be submitted through the website or by mail to: Community Assistance, c/o COVID-19 Mortgage Assistance, 110 W. Rich Ave., DeLand, FL 32720. For more information, contact: communityassistance@volusia.org.

Home-Based Business Grants
On June 16, the Volusia County Council approved a $3 million grant program to assist home-based businesses in the county that have sustained financial impacts from the coronavirus crisis. Qualifying home-based businesses may apply for a one-time grant of $1,500. Assistance will be issued on a first-come, first-served basis.  Owners of home-based businesses in Volusia County that have or are in the process of receiving a COVID-19 rent or mortgage assistance grant from the county don’t qualify for the home-based business grant program. The grant application window will open at 9 a.m. on Monday. The application and along with a complete list of the eligibility criteria will be posted online here.

The grant application will be open on June 22 at 9am.

Small Business Grants
The County of Volusia is allocating up to $10 million in emergency relief to support local businesses with a commercial presence within the County who have been negatively impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Funds are available as part of the Coronavirus Aids, Relief, and Economic Security (“CARES”) Act federal stimulus package. As a part of that relief, the County is offering emergency financial support through the Relaunch Volusia: Small Business Reopening Grant Program on a first come first serve basis.

Businesses with up to 25 fulltime employees or the part-time equivalent that meet the eligibility criteria can qualify for a one-time grant of $3,000. With Tuesday’s expansion of the program, eligible businesses with between 26-50 fulltime employees or the part-time equivalent that meet the eligibility criteria can qualify for a one-time grant of $5,000.

The grant application and criteria can be found here.

Nonprofit Grants
25 or fewer full-time employees are eligible for up to $3,000.  26 or more full time employees are eligible for up to $5,000.
The United Way is administering the nonprofit grant program.  For more information, call 386-253-0563.
Apply here.

Orange City Utilities
Orange City Utilities customers, effective with the June utility bill:

  • Penalties and disconnections will resume.
    • If you are unable to pay your delinquent bill, please contact OCU customer service, (386) 775-5444 option 1, to inquire about the opportunity to establish a COVID-19 payment plan.
  • Pay by phone/online convenience fees will no longer be credited to accounts.  Refer to payment methods on the back of your bill.
  • The utility billing lobby is open to the public.  Lobby Access is limited in accordance with CDC guidelines.  Temporary  hours are 8 am to 5pm.

Questions?  Call (386) 775-5444 option 1.

City Parks
City of Orange City’s parks are open for the public to use.  All playgrounds are open.  Beginning June 11, the Mill Lake Park splash pad will be open daily, 10 am to 6 pm.  Pavilion and field rentals may resume. Rentals have been modified to follow current CDC guidelines. Park visitors should continue to practice appropriate social distancing measures.

City Council Meetings
City Council Meetings are held on the second and fourth Tuesdays at 6:30 pm. Following the CDC guidelines, Council Members, staff and any attending members of the public will be provided a location in the Council Chambers at least six feet apart. In order to protect the health of employees and residents, physical access for public participation will be limited. To accommodate those who wish to provide public comment, you may contact the City Clerk, gthomas@ourorangecity.com or 386-775-5403. City Meetings are not streamed online but copies of the audio may be requested through the city clerk’s office, gthomas@ourorangecity.com or 386-775-5403. Meeting agendas can be found here https://bit.ly/2xc2MN6.

Volusia Business Resources COVID-19 Center

Volusia County’s Economic Development division is leading the effort, serving as the coordinator between cities and agencies, as the clearinghouse of information, and by creating a new website — VolusiaBusinessResources.com — to serve as a countywide source of assistance and incentive program information for businesses.  Visit the website to find help for your business.

Important Links
Because information regarding the spread of COVID-19 changes daily, please stay informed.
Volusia County Public Information Network
Florida Department of Health
Florida Department of Health News Releases
Florida Department of Health COVID-19 Dashboard
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
AdventHealth Resource Hub

Local Food Pantry Information

Orange City United Methodist Church
396 E University Ave, Orange City 386-775-3068
Monday through Friday and every 3rd Saturday, 9 am to noon, one bag per family per week.

The Journey
975 E Graves Ave, Orange City 386-775-3500
2nd and 4th Saturdays (through the summer), noon to 2 pm. No ID required.

St. Jude’s Episcopal Church
815 E Graves Ave. Orange City 386-775-6200
Every Tuesday, 8:30 am to 10 am. Food and pet supplies. ID required. Orange City residents only.

Backpack Buddies OC
Text 386-316-2959 to apply or go to backpackbuddiesoc.com.
Pick up at Orange City United Methodist Church Mondays, 9 am to noon. Limited to Orange City addresses.

Summer Break Spot – Orange City Locations
Breakfast and lunch for children ages 18 and under
Everybody is Somebody, 289 E Blue Springs Ave, M-F 9:30 am -12:30 pm
Orange City Public Library, 148 Albertus Way, M-F, 9:15 am to 12:45 pm
All locations: http://ow.ly/6onI50zUvzh

Volusia County Schools – Orange City Locations
Orange City Elementary and River Springs Middle School
June 1 – July 30, M, W, Th, 10 am to 12:30 pm. Student must be present or proper ID must be presented by guardian.
All locations: https://bit.ly/2zPW01c

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