Governor's task force looks at reopening Florida

Published: April 22, 2020 | WJXT Jacksonville

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Florida’s tourism and hospitality industry should reopen from the coronavirus pandemic slowly, focusing first on getting residents to take in-state vacations before branching out to domestic and international travelers, a working group of Gov. Ron DeSantis’ Re-Open Florida Task Force was told Tuesday.

The panel charged with recommending how to restart businesses shuttered by DeSantis’ stay-at-home order includes the presidents of Disney World and Universal Orlando, airline and airport executives, the heads of several restaurants and hospitality groups, construction and real estate executives and mayors including Jacksonville’s Lenny Curry.

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