Mayor Demings Discusses Orange County Reopening


Today, Mayor Demings spoke with local media about the Governor’s “Safe. Smart. Step-by-Step Plan”.

“The Governor’s plan – known as Phase One – is a sensible one. It allows for a ‘soft’ reopening for restaurants and retail establishments, while keeping schools operating on distance learning, and assisted living facilities remain closed to the public,” said Mayor Demings.

The Mayor mentioned that businesses can follow the Governor’s Orders for opening on May 4. However, the Order does not preempt local government to come up with guidelines that work for their community. Mayor Demings also mentioned that some of the Order needs clarification on a local level. In addition, not all businesses can and/or will be ready for opening on May 4.

Orange County’s Economic Recovery Task Force will continue to work to make sure guidelines are appropriate for our unique local economy. The Task Force is working hard to come up with recommendations that will help restart our businesses while keeping employees as well as our residents and visitors, safe. The Working Groups and the Full Task Force are all meeting on May 1, 2020. The meetings are carried live on  Orange TV.

For more information about Governor DeSantis’s “Phase 1: Safe. Smart. Step-by-Step” Executive Order, 20-112 visit the OCFL Newsroom for FAQs.


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