Monday, May 25, 2020

Rep. Val Demings 'concerned' over theme park openings in Florida amid Covid-19 pandemic

Rep. Val Demings, a Florida Democrat whose district includes Orlando, said Sunday she is “concerned” about theme parks reopening amid the coronavirus pandemic.

CNN’s Dana Bash asked Demings if she is comfortable with theme parks reopening, noting that her district “depends heavily on these parks for tourism and jobs.”

“I do believe that the theme parks have been very strategic, methodical, very thoughtful in terms of coordinating with public health officials and local officials to make sure that they are doing this right,” she said on CNN’s “State of the Union.”

Demings added that the parks are “religiously practicing the CDC guidelines within those areas that have opened.”

“I think they're being smart about it. But let me say this. I am concerned, because we know that this virus is not yet under control, and it will not be until we have a vaccine. And we don't know when that will be, regardless of some of the reports that we hear coming out of the White House,” she said. “But we just need to be vigilant and do what we need to do to keep people safe.”


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