Gov. Ron DeSantis to announce plans to reopen Florida

Apr 28, 2020 in "The Walt Disney Company"

Gov. Ron DeSantis stated today during a meeting with Donald Trump that he will make an announcement on Wednesday with details on when he expects to begin the process of reopening Florida.

The April 29 announcement comes at an important time, as the original stay-at-home order expires on April 30.

Guidelines for the reopening of the theme parks are expected to include reducing capacity to as low as 50%, tape masking of 6 feet apart in attraction queues, staff to regularly wipe down surfaces, and staff 65 and over to remain home.

In addition, all workers will be required to wear face masks, hand sanitizer will be required at all entrances and turnstiles, and temperature checking will need to be in place for all staff prior to starting work.

Disney is accepting reservations at its Walt Disney World Resort hotels from June 1, but that of course is subject to change and does not guarantee any theme parks will be operating even if the hotels open.

Models from healthdata.org continue to show Florida being able to enter a containment strategy beginning June 21, which is when the model forecasts that some social distancing can be relaxed.

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Article Posted: Apr 28, 2020 / 2:46pm ET
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SamusAranX1 hour ago

Yes I have insurance and savings. I also quarantined before leaving. I didn’t want to accidentally spread covid at all. Wore a mask during travel, cooked our own meals or did Togo rather then eating inside. Did not visit any bars or clubs or indoor gatherings. But I know many can’t; they have to work, get kids to school, etc. so it’s just not feasible to quarantine. I mean I suppose you could take a rapid test but then there are accuracy issues (which is why I did a PCR swab test when I got home rather then the free rapid; tested negative) I’m fortunate but I know others aren’t. It’s very tough. But in the end, yes if you can’t or aren’t willing take the responsible measures then no you shouldn’t travel. I apologize if that seems hypocritical or “what’s good for the goose”. :(

seabreezept8131 hour ago

In addition to the many employers offer flu clinics. I know us folks in the education sector are hoping the school nurse can do the covid vaccines on site, but we’ll see if it gets that organized.

helenabear2 hours ago

They were quick to book up when we tried. Have you tried nearby counties?

jmp852 hours ago

Lucked out and got one of the 'extra' doses today. Was opened already and going to go bad. Will let everyone know if I gain superhuman abilities.

Polkadotdress2 hours ago

Same....same.... Even though that yahoo article was published today, it still mentions the (now) outdated fact that both Trump and Biden administrations have/had planned to release all the reserve vaccines, thereby doubling the amount being sent to states. Duoh! My in-laws (Hillsborough Cty) are coming up with nothing still. So frustrating.

Disney Experience2 hours ago

Percent vaccinated or recovered will have to go up to get herd immunity if it dominates before herd immunity has significant impact

DCBaker2 hours ago

DisneyCane2 hours ago

What do you think will change?

Disney Experience2 hours ago

Nice paper on R0 number for Covid in the various states (and various times). (These will change if UK or similar variant gets dominate) https://www.medrxiv.org/content/10.1101/2020.05.17.20104653v3.full.pdf Estimates of R0 reveal the potential threat of epidemics when restrictions are eased, as well as the potential challenges for vaccination campaigns: using the rule of thumb that a proportion 1 – 1/R0 of a population needs to be vaccinated (but see Gerberry and Philip 2016), vaccination coverage will have to be roughly 60% on average among the States we analyzed (Fig. 1C). This, however, is misleading, because it does not consider the variation among States, and for New York State the R0 = 6.4 suggests a vaccination rate of 85%. Furthermore, recommendations for vaccinations should also vary within States. Our initial R0 estimates are driven mainly by "hotspots" within States, like New York City, where deaths increased most rapidly. More generally, we caution that vaccination programs must consider not only local infection rates but also movement of infected individuals between States New York's R0 =6.4 would actually require 88.82% but the paper is close enough.

TINKWINGS2 hours ago

My inlaws have appointment next week!:D

Chip Chipperson2 hours ago

They say that the CDC says that there is no maximum interval, but it seems like they're sticking to 28-40 days for their scheduling here. I can't imagine that there's no such thing as too long between shots if immunity doesn't last for life, though.

Jrb19792 hours ago

https://www.nbcnews.com/health/health-news/cdc-says-u-k-coronavirus-variant-could-become-predominant-strain-n1254392 If this happens a lot will change.

techgeek3 hours ago

My 90yo grandmother called this evening and let me know she was able to get her first Covid vaccine this afternoon at Publix... my aunt snagged a appointment for her on a availability drop earlier in the week. She was very excited and reported no issues at all, they were very organized and she was in and out (with 15 min observation) - along with a appointment for her second dose in Feb. Made my evening and gave a ray of hope that the wheels are actually turning!

helenabear3 hours ago

We have been watching for my dad (75+) in our county there are a couple other locations along with some hospitals/healthcare places as well. I put my dad on the DrugMart list (never heard of them tbh). GE and Kroger are not signing up at this time. Private pharmacies have been told they will get them as well. So my dad is on about 5 lists at this time LOL Plus we will try next week for the county when 75+ opens up. Only 80+ were able to sign up with the county location. i was a bit shocked about CVS as they were sending me info all the time about being a location. I don't really care as GE & Kroger are closer to my dad than CVS, but not by much. Need to look up Drug Mart more. He's happy to drive anywhere in the county though.