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“Orange County has named 44 Central Florida businesspeople as part of its new planning group to help restart the local economy.
‘All of the individuals and their companies on the task force were greatly impacted by the stay-at-home order and forced to shut down,’ Demings said. ‘These are some of the best and brightest minds in our community and will work with a single goal in mind. The group will come up with recommendations to reopen Orange County, including the approach to ease restrictions while ensuring the safety of the public.’
Task force members from Orange, Osceola, Seminole and Lake counties include those from the hospitality industry, finance and real estate, among others.
The group will be co-chaired by Orlando Economic Partnership President Tim Giuliani and Visit Orlando President George Aguel.
The rest of the group will include:
Demings said the science and data will dictate any potential reopenings, and he doesn’t have a set timetable for when businesses might start reopening up to a greater extent.
“That plan could require some form of social distancing, could include reviews on occupancy, to where we could look at occupancy levels,” Demings said. “It could include temperature screenings at certain types of businesses, it could also mean additional sanitary protocols for certain businesses, [like] to require them to wear a mask or gloves.”
The task force comes as Orange County has more than 1,135 confirmed coronavirus cases and 21 related deaths as of April 17, according to the Florida Department of Health. Statewide, Florida has 24,119 cases and 686 related deaths.”