ORLANDO — It’s being called the “Disney Model.”
What Is the Disney Model?
“I don’t believe there’s any other location, certainly in our country, where we could have had that kind of accommodation, those kind of basketball facilities,” Martins said. “I really don’t think there is another location in the country where all of that could have come together in such a complete fashion, and most importantly in such a health and safety fashion.”
That successful is expected to be known as the DIsney Model in the future.
How has Orlando Coped During the COVID-19 Pandemic?
For a while during the summer months, Florida became the epicenter of the pandemic, with more than 10,000 new cases being recorded daily. On Tuesday, the Florida Department of Health reported 4,353 new cases statewide, bringing the state’s total to 852,174 cases since March. DOH also reported 69 deaths from COVID-19 on Tuesday, bringing the total number of deaths across the state to 17,460.
Orange County remains under a mask mandate to help prevent the spread of the virus, and health experts are continuing to recommend social distancing measures, including on Thanksgiving gatherings. They’re urging people to stay safe by staying home on the holiday, avoiding travel, and gathering outdoors if possible.
Michael Freeman is an Orlando journalist, playwright, and author of the book When I Woke Up, You Were All Dead. Contact him at Freelineorlando@gmail.com.