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Orange County Mayor Jerry L. Demings Statement on Coronavirus and Restaurants and Bars | March 17, 2020

Mayor Jerry L. Demings SealThe Florida Department of Health has informed me that currently (as of March 17, 2020) Orange County has 6 confirmed cases of COVID-19.  This is an increase from Monday, when we announced Orange County had four confirmed cases.

The fifth case is a 40-year-old female who is in self-isolation.  The sixth case is a 51-year-old male who is also in self-isolation.  No other details about these cases were shared with me.

Today, Governor DeSantis announced new guidelines for bars, nightclubs and restaurants. In unincorporated Orange County, we will follow the governor’s Executive Order. To that end, we ask that bars, pubs and nightclubs close for the next 30 days.

For restaurants, the Executive Order limits patrons and workers to 50% of a restaurant’s current capacity. It also mandates that a restaurant follow CDC guidelines by ensuring at minimum, a six-foot distance between any groups of patrons and limiting parties to no more than 10 individuals.

For more details, view the Executive Order. I highly encourage our residents to utilize expanded take-out and curbside services or delivery options at our local restaurants. We ask that our residents and businesses take these steps now, in order to limit exposure to the Coronavirus.

 

En Español:

El Departamento de Salud de Florida me ha informado que actualmente (efectivo el 17 de marzo de 2020) el Condado de Orange tiene 6 casos confirmados de COVID-19. Este número representa un aumento sobre los cuatros casos confirmados que el anunciáramos el lunes.

El quinto caso es una mujer de 40 años que se encuentra en autoaislamiento. El sexto caso es un hombre de 51 años que también se encuentra en aislamiento. No se compartieron conmigo detalles adicionales sobre estos casos.

Hoy, el Gobernador DeSantis anunció nuevas pautas para bares, clubes nocturnos y restaurantes. En el Condado de Orange no incorporado, seguiremos la Orden Ejecutiva del gobernador.

Con ese fin, pedimos que los bares, pubs y discotecas cierren durante los próximos 30 días.

Con relación a los restaurantes, la Orden Ejecutiva limita a los clientes y trabajadores al 50% de la capacidad actual de un restaurante. También exige que los restaurantes siga las pautas del CDC al garantizar, como mínimo, una distancia de seis pies entre cualquier grupo de clientes y limitar los grupos a no más de 10 personas.

Para más detalles, lea la Orden Ejecutiva.

Recomiendo encarecidamente a nuestros residentes que consideren consumir en nuestros restaurantes mediante la utilización de servicios de comida para llevar u opciones de entrega (delivery). Les pedimos a nuestros residentes y negocios que sigan estas directrices para, para limitar la exposición al coronavirus.

About Orange County Government: Orange County Government strives to serve its citizens and guests with integrity, honesty, fairness and professionalism. Located in Central Florida, Orange County includes 13 municipalities and is home to world-famous theme parks, the nation’s second-largest convention center, and a thriving life science research park. Seven elected members make up the Board of County Commissioners including the Mayor who is elected countywide. For more information, please visit www.OCFL.net or go to the Orange County Facebook and Twitter pages.

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