Mayor Jerry Demings: Orange County businesses could be closed into June
According to Orange County Mayor Jerry Demings, local hospitals are seeing a daily reduction in the number of patients being admitted and placed in intensive care.
Businesses of all sizes are also feeling the impacts brought on by COVID-19, however, as many shops were forced to close after Gov. Ron DeSantis issued a statewide stay-at-home order.
“I believe, given the models, it could be June -- early June -- where we see some relaxing of the restrictions in place. But they would have to stay in place to some degree through late summer,” Demings said.
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Demings said that while he understands the need to get people back to work, he doesn’t want to put anyone in danger.
When the coronavirus pandemic subsides, Demings said he wants to impanel a group to work alongside the state when the time comes to reopen businesses.
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