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Starting the first week when we felt an impact from the Coronavirus in Florida and sharing weekly updates to follow this pandemic and it's affect on Floridians lives. Bookmark this page to see what's happening around the state and how your fellow Floridians are being affected. We want to hear your stories. Contact us and share what's happening in your business, school, family, or community. 

Disney World Ready to Make More Magic, But What About Us?

After three months of an unprecedented shut down, Disney World has finally announced that they’ll be reopening the parks on July 11th. The announcement came a week after Universal announced that they would reopen on June 5th and it was met with mixed emotions. Shock that they were opening so late compared to Universal, relief that it was both waiting a month and opening at all, and anger and frustration from both guests and cast members. Here’s the latest, and hopefully final, update about the Disney World shutdown. 

Disney Parks are Reopening in Shanghai, but What Does That Mean for Us?

When Disney World shutdown on March 15th, it left many cast members without a job to go to or fall back on, especially when the rest of Florida quickly followed suit and shut down non-essential businesses across the state. The saving grace for many of us was the promise that Disney would continue to pay us for the original two-week time period that we were supposed to be out of work.

Floridians Adjusting to the New Norm after 1 month of COVID-19

April 5, 2020 - Week 4 in Florida 

Florida coronavirus information hotline: 1-866-779-6121 or email COVID-19@flhealth.gov with questions.

After a month of chaos, with new crazy things happening every day in the news, we are now at the point of adjusting to the new norm. With all non-essential businesses closed, a huge portion of the population out of work, and everyone in Florida under Stay at Home orders, we are adjusting to a new normal in our daily routines.

Cororavirus and its Fast Impact on our Florida Lives

March 15, 2020 - Week 1 in Florida

Summarizing the first week of Coronavirus Impact in Florida

It is crazy the speed at which our whole lives have changed. Just 1 week ago, everything was normal, business was moving forward, people were hiring, people were going about their daily activities, people were planning and excited about vacations and events here in Florida, then like wildfire, the coronavirus is infecting the world and everything started shutting down. 

Back to School in Florida and Other Openings amid Worst Coronavirus Numbers
Back to School in Florida and Other Openings amid Worst Coronavirus Numbers
Florida Coronavirus Blog - 5 Months in & over 500,000 cases
Patti Jewel
Disney news
Disney World Ready to Make More Magic, But What About Us?
As Disney prepares to reopen next month, tensions are high among cast members and guests alike.
Jessica Winarski
Covid masks reopenings
Floridians Mixed Feelings about Openings amid COVID
Florida Coronavirus Blog - 3 Months in & over 60,000 cases
Patti Jewel
Disney World
Disney Parks are Reopening in Shanghai, but What Does That Mean for Us?
Although Shanghai Disneyland is finally opening after 5 months, the US-based parks are a different story.
Jessica Winarski
Guests walking down Main Street USA
Will There Be A Great Big Beautiful Tomorrow at Walt Disney World?
Although there’s no end in sight, Disney and all of its cast members remain optimistic and are taking this month by month.
Jessica Winarski
Coronavirus Week 4 in Florida
Floridians Adjusting to the New Norm after 1 month of COVID-19
Florida Coronavirus Blog - Week 4: Over 12,000 cases reported
Patti Jewel
Florida Coronavirus Week 3
COVID-19 Has Florida Tightening Up & Staying Home
Florida Coronavirus Blog - Week 3: Over 4000 cases reported
Patti Jewel
Cinderella castle at Walt Disney World with crowds of people
A Cast Member's Insight to Disney World's Historic Closure
Disney World shocked the rest of the world by announcing it would shutdown for multiple weeks-for the first time in history-in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Jessica Winarski
Starbucks closure coronavirus
Coronavirus in Florida: Closures, Panic and Uncertainty
Florida Coronavirus Blog - Week 2: Over 900 cases reported
Patti Jewel
Cororavirus and it’s Fast Impact on our Florida Lives
Cororavirus and its Fast Impact on our Florida Lives
Florida Coronavirus Blog - Week 1: Over 100 cases reported
Patti Jewel