Florida Newly Appointed Task Force To Deliberate Reopening of the State

first_imgThese are the people on the executive committee selected to help the governor determine how to best reopen the state for business:Florida Lieutenant Governor Jeanette NuñezFlorida Chief Financial Officer Jimmy PatronisFlorida Attorney General Ashley MoodyFlorida Senate President Bill GalvanoFlorida House of Representatives Speaker Jose OlivaState Sen. Wilton Simpson, president-designateState Rep. Chris Sprowls, speaker-designateEducation Commissioner Richard CorcoranEnterprise Florida President & CEO Jamal SowellMiami-Dade County Mayor Carlos GimenezBroward County Mayor Dale HolnessPalm Beach County Mayor David KernerJohn Couris, President & CEO, Tampa General HospitalJosh D’Amaro, President, Walt Disney World ResortTodd Jones, CEO, Publix Super MarketsSyd Kitson, Chairman, Board of Governors for the State University SystemPaul Reilly, Chairman & CEO, Raymond James FinancialAlex Sanchez, President & CEO, Florida Bankers AssociationEric Silagy, President & CEO, Florida Power & Light CompanyJohn Sprouls, CEO, Universal Orlando Resort, Executive Vice President, Universal Parks & ResortsPatrick Sunderlin, Vice President, Global Supply Chain, Lockheed Martin CorporationJoe York, President, AT&T Florida and Caribbean As states like Texas and Georgia have reopened for business, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis has appointed a task force committee to make recommendations about how to put Florida back to work.The 22-member committee, which included state elected leaders, county mayors and business officials from Disney World and Universal, have until Friday, April 24, to make their recommendations as to which businesses can reopen soon and when.Florida remains under a stay-at-home order until April 30. The Re-Open Florida Task Force executive committee is using this week to develop plans to reopen the economy while minimizing close contact at businesses.The governor has also created an Industry Working Group task force to tackle tourism, construction, real estate, recreation, retail and transportation issues.Last week, DeSantis controversially announced that state beaches and parks were allowed to reopen under strict social distancing guidelines. Beaches in Jacksonville were the first to reopen in the country since the COVID-19 pandemic. “Florida Flattening The Curve” – DeSantisIn the meantime, Gov. DeSantis said that Florida has began to “flatten the curve” when compared to other countries and other states in America.“We did not go the way of Italy, we did not go the way of New York City”, he said. “In fact, we’ve done much better”. As of April 22 (mid-day), Florida has 28,309 confirmed COVID-19 cases which include 893 deaths.Health officials, including Dr. Raul Pino from the Florida Department of Health in Orange County, have said it’s possible that the region already could have seen its peak in cases and deaths, although the threat from the pandemic remains far from over.last_img

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