Today, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis declared a State of Emergency due to coronavirus.
I have issued an Executive Order declaring a State of Emergency to establish a unified command structure and direct funds as necessary in response to #COVID19.
— Ron DeSantis (@GovRonDeSantis) March 9, 2020
Disney has issued an official statement on how the theme parks in the U.S. are handling coronavirus. Click here for more information.
For more information about coronavirus, visit the official CDC website.
This just in — According to the Florida Department of Health, there are currently two Coronavirus cases being reported in both Hillsborough County and in Manatee County.
One affected adult is a resident of Hillsborough County and the other is an adult resident of Manatee County. It is being reported that both individuals are isolated at this time and being properly cared for and monitored.
You can see the Tweet from the Florida Department of Health below:
Florida has 2 presumptive positive #COVID19 cases: one adult resident of Hillsborough County and one adult resident of Manatee County. Both individuals are isolated and being appropriately cared for.
— Florida Dept. Health (@HealthyFla) March 2, 2020
Ron DeSantis, Governor of Florida State, tweeted out at 9:43pm EST on March 1, 2020 that he will be in Tampa and Miami with Surgeon General Rivkees as well as with other officials to discuss the statewide response on the Coronavirus. You can see the tweet below.
— Ron DeSantis (@GovRonDeSantis) March 2, 2020
At this time, there are no official statements by the Walt Disney World Resort regarding any possible closures or any increased health measures due to the Coronavirus.
In fact, there has not yet been any indication whatsoever that the Disney Parks in the United States (Both in Florida and in California) plan to close or change their operation hours due to the worldwide spread of Coronavirus.
Now with the latest information, this could potentially change. But with all of this being said, we here at Inside the Magic trust The Walt Disney Company and that they will, in fact, announce if there are any changes in operations once they feel they need to do so in order for the safety of their guests and the Disney Cast Members.
Also, please keep in mind — If you are traveling in the near future, please take extra precautions by staying clean and hydrated. Make sure you are always honest when answering travel questions, keep your mouth covered when you cough, and if you are feeling a bit under the weather, please stay home — Especially, if you are experiencing the flu-like symptoms such as a fever, cough, and shortness of breath.
If you are looking to keep up with the latest information of the Coronavirus, a global map of live updates on Coronavirus confirmed cases by Johns Hopkins can be found here.
We will continue to update you as we learn more information.