Latest Information on Coronavirus (COVID-19)

City Hall and other administrative offices will reopen to the public on Monday, June 1st.

City of Orange City responds to Coronavirus (COVID-19)

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.

City of Orange City Facebook Page

City of Orange City Twitter

 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.
  • If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick, and stay home when you are sick.

COVID-19 Small Business Assistance Program

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.

Volusia Business Resources COVID-19 Center. Relaunch Volusia: Small Business Reopening Grant Program

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Orange City COVID-19 Testing Location

Beginning Wednesday, May 13, the state will offer drive-through COVID-19 testing at University High School, 1000 W. Rhode Island Ave., Orange City. The site is open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. or until kits are gone. Appointments are not required and there is no cost. More info at https://www.volusia.org/core/fileparse.php/6988/urlt/CBTS-FAQ-.pdf

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.

COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions Fact-sheet – (PDF)
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
How to properly wash your hands

Citizens Information Center
Volusia County’s Citizens Information Center will be open beginning April 2. Citizens can call the center between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m., Monday through Friday, at 866-345-0345.  The Center, which is staffed by county employees, will answer general questions regarding the COVID-19 in Volusia County; all health-related questions should be directed to the Florida Department of Health Call Center at 1-866-779-6121.

Until June 1st City Hall and Other Administrative Offices are Available by Appointment Only
The City of Orange City continues to monitor the status of coronavirus (COVID-19) and is working diligently to protect our residents, guests, and employees. In an effort to keep residents and city employees safe, access to City Hall and other administrative offices has been restricted to appointment only.

If anyone needs assistance regarding the following, please call:

  • City Hall 386-775-5408
  • City Clerk 386-775-5403
  • Building Permits 386-775-5423
  • Zoning Questions 386-775-5415
  • Water Bills/Utility Payments 386-775-5444 option 1
  • Fire Department 386-775-5460
  • Police Department (records) 386-775-5476
  • Utilities 386-775-5447
  • Public Works 386-775-5471
  • Emergencies 911

Orange City Utilities – Payment Options
With the concerns surrounding COVID-19 the City would like to encourage our customers to reduce their face-to-face interactions.

The City offers a number of options for our customers to make their utility bill payments.

  • Check or money orders can be dropped in the mailbox at the rear of Town Hall (205 E Graves Ave) or mailed.
  • Pay your water bill online at the following link- https://www.drfrey.biz/11221/customerlogin.html
  • Pay-By-Phone at 800-272-9829 (requires your City utility account book and account number)
  1. Select option #3, follow prompts
  2. When prompted for jurisdiction code enter 1922
  3. Enter account number, press #
  4. Enter book number, press #

NOTICE: On 3/24/2020, the City Council authorized waiving Penalty 1 (delinquent) and Penalty 2 (cutoff) charges for delinquent utility payments.  Orange City Utilities will not be interrupting utility services for unpaid utility bills at this time. All utility customers should continue to pay their bills, as they are ultimately responsible for any charges accrued.

Council also authorized the City to credit utility accounts for the charge associated with making pay-by-phone and online utility bill payments.  Customers will still have to pay the $4.45 fee for pay-by-phone and online utilities bill payments, but their utility account will receive a $4.45 credit after their payment is successfully processed.

City Council Meetings
City Council Meetings will be continue to be held on the second and fourth Tuesdays at 6:30 pm. If you cannot or choose not to attend a City Council meeting you may still participate by submitting questions or comments via email to the City Clerk gthomas@ourorangecity.com.  Your question or comment will be made a part of the record.  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.

Cancellations and Closings

  • Wava Hall Senior Center – closed until Further Notice
  • All Mayors Fitness Challenge Activities – cancelled
  • 3/19 Historic Preservation Board – cancelled
  • 3/27 YAC Interest Meeting – cancelled
  • 4/1 Code Enforcement Hearing – cancelled
  • 4/1 Planning Commission – cancelled
  • 4/3 Movie in the Park – cancelled
  • 4/4 Keep Orange City Beautiful – cancelled
  • 4/4 Arbor Day Tree Giveaway – cancelled
  • 4/4 The Sorosis Club Easter Egg Hunt – cancelled
  • 4/6 Mayors Fitness Challenge Weigh In – postponed until May 18
  • 4/8 Youth Advisory Council – Cancelled
  • 4/11 Mayors Fitness Challenge Ending Ceremony – postponed until May 23
  • 4/16 Historic Preservation Board – cancelled
  • 4/18, 5/16 and 6/13 SAFE Women’s Self Defense Classes – cancelled
  • 4/28 Volunteer Appreciation Dinner – postponed until further notice
  • 5/1 Movie in the Park – cancelled
  • 5/6 Planning Commission – cancelled
  • 5/13 Youth Advisory Council – cancelled
  • 6/27 Fireworks and Fun – cancelled

 

City Parks
City of Orange City’s parks are open for the public to use but the playgrounds are closed.

On Saturday, May 2, 2020, the skate park will reopen for use.  Skate park users must follow CDC guidelines of social distancing by maintaining six-feet of distance and limiting the size of gatherings to 10 people or less. For half pipe use, users must keep a six foot distance at all times.

Park amenities, excluding playground equipment, are being sanitized daily by park staff. The splash pad was not re-opened on March 13 as originally planned. Park users should follow CDC guidelines of social distancing by maintaining six-feet of distance and limiting the size of gatherings to 10 people or less.

Reservations: Given the Governor’s directive and overall objectives for mitigating the spread of COVID-19, the City of Orange City is not accepting any new park reservations until further notice. Existing reservations, including sports leagues that utilize the athletic fields, are cancelled until further notice.

Local Food Pantry Information

 Florida Cardiopulmonary Center
915 Harley Strickland Blvd, Orange City, FL
386-456-0300
Monday through Friday (through May 8), 11 am to 1 pm, 100 bags of groceries per day. No ID required.

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

Orange City United Methodist
396 E University Ave, Orange City, FL
386-775-3068
Monday through Friday, 9 am to noon. No ID required. One bag per family, once a week.

St Jude’s Episcopal Church
815 E Graves Ave, Orange City, FL
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 schedule delivery or go to backpackbuddiesoc.com.
Delivery only; limited to Orange City addresses only.

Volusia County Schools
Monday, Wednesday and Friday; check website for location and times:
Food Distribution – Buses
Food Distribution – School Sites

Students will need to be present for meal pickup. Parents must show one of the following documentation if the student is not present at time of meal service:

  • Current school issued identification card (School ID)
  • Government issued birth certificate for 18 years or younger

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