CNN is reporting that Orange County officials have stated that they do not plan to delay or to revisit the approved plans for reopening Walt Disney World. Orange County states that the decision to reopen now rests with the Disney Company and Florida’s Governor, Ron DeSantis.
As of now, that doesn’t seem likely.
Many Reopening Announcements
Disney is working toward its plans to reopen the Magic Kingdom and Disney’s Animal Kingdom on July 11, and EPCOT and Disney’s Hollywood Studios on July 15.
Mixed Health Signals
On June 24, the Florida Department of Health reported a record 5,508 positive coronavirus cases and 44 deaths.
Still, officials at large central Florida hospitals explain that Florida’s most recent coronavirus cases have come mostly from younger people who are less likely to become seriously ill or die. Representatives from Orlando Health, a large hospital system, stated that younger people are much less likely to require ventilator support. Their doctors have also stated that testing in central Florida has increased.
Should Disney reconsider its reopening plans?