Coronavirus: How Gov. Ron DeSantis will handle reopening the state

ORLANDO, Fla. — Governors all over the U.S. talked with President Donald Trump about what the reopening of the country would looked like and Gov. Ron DeSantis said he is ready to talk about reopening Florida.

At a news conference, DeSantis said he is assembling a task force to figure out the safest way to do it.

"We still don't know everything about this coronavirus. We obviously watch the data on an hourly basis, even a minute-by-minute basis. But, it obviously is prudent to start thinking about and planning for people getting back to work and getting society functioning," DeSantis said.

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While pressure continues to mount, the U.S. Department of Labor estimated 181,000 first-time unemployment claims were filed in Florida for the week ending on April 11.

Sources tell Channel 9’s Shannon Butler that the theme parks are also working on their own plans on reopening.

Theme parks officials are not only looking at when they should reopen, but how many workers do they need and how many people should they let in at a time, which could depend on what guidelines are still in place by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Orange County Mayor Jerry Demings is also expected to have more on what the county’s vision is for reopening.

Shannon Butler

Shannon Butler,

Shannon joined the Eyewitness News team in 2013.