The Orange County Economic Recovery Task Force met in full today to discuss updates among the working groups and address plans moving forward as Central Florida is in their second full week of Phase One of reopening.
There was a substantial amount of time spent discussing various health measurements from health physicians and local county leaders, including the possibility of how large amusement parks can implement health protocols.
Dr. Raul Pino of the Orange County task force met with Universal this morning to discuss CityWalk’s reopening, which is set for Thursday May 14. He reported that in this meeting various ideas were discussed on how to handle larger attractions reopening, including the possibility of a “health ambassador.” This role would be knowledgable of the current health measures and can educate guests that are seen not in compliance. There was no confirmation that this is a role that we will see in major parks like Universal or Disney in the future, but there is an active discussion currently taking place amongst county leaders.
There was also some discussion on smaller local attractions being included in Phase 2, although there is currently no date set for when the state of Florida will move into Phase 2. The physicians also stated the desire to have at least two to three full weeks in between phases to see reliable data trends emerge before relaxing any guidelines.
We will continue to provide updates as the Orange County Economic Task Force continues to meet in the coming weeks.
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