At his Thursday morning coronavirus update, Orange County Mayor Jerry Demings discussed the ambiguities of Gov. Ron DeSantis’ executive order to partially reopen the state on Monday, and stated that the nightly local curfew on nonessential activities would continue.
“The nightly curfews will remain in effect. We will look at that for an indefinite period of time,” Demings said of the 11 p.m. to 5 a.m. restrictions, citing the significant number of businesses that will remain closed under “phase one” of Florida’s reopening.
“He didn’t talk about nonessential versus essential business in that order but it was implied,” said Demings of DeSantis’ order. “I suspect many businesses will have reduced hours, if they reopen.”