Ronald McDonald House in Orlando temporarily closed after positive cases of coronavirus, CEO says

ORLANDO, Fla. — The Ronald McDonald House Charities said it is temporarily closing its Ronald McDonald House programs in Orlando because of the coronavirus pandemic.

The organization said it will be closed through July 18 because of positive cases of COVID-19 in its houses and the rising number of cases across Orange County.

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“Our top priority during this time has remained focused on the health and well-being of our guest families, staff and the communities in which we serve,” President and CEO Lou Ann DeVoogd said.

While the houses are closed, the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Florida said it will provide free hotel rooms for its current guest families.

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The charity is also calling for supporters to make a donation to help the families with ill or injured children seeking treatment at nearby hospitals in the Central Florida area.

More information about Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Florida can be found here.