Orange County under two-week ‘stay at home’ mandate, starting Thursday night
Orange County Mayor Jerry Demings, Sheriff John Mina and Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer called a meeting at 5 p.m. Tuesday to announce the county will be under a stay-at-home order for two weeks, to begin Thursday night at 11.
“Orange County now has at least 50 cases within our county,” said Demings. “On March 15, just one week ago we had just one case. It is an understatement that it is spreading throughout our community.”
The entire county will be asked to stay at home as much as possible except for “essential business.” Demings said he had a conversation with other Florida mayors, and spoke to leaders from hospitals to receive input.
“We believe this is the most effective way to deal with the coronavirus threat,” said Demings. “Our goal is to get our lives back to normal as soon as possible.”