Gov. Ron DeSantis Will be Lifting Restaurant Capacity Restrictions and Supports Walt Disney World Increasing Capacity
While California Gov. Gavin Newsom has been slow to allow Disneyland Resort to reopening during the COVID-19 pandemic, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis announced that he wants Walt Disney World to increase capacity. The Florida governor also stated that he would soon lift restaurant capacity restrictions statewide and will act to prevent local governments from imposing their own restrictions.
I don’t think that the closure of restaurants has been particularly effective. They’re not going to be able to be closed by locals anymore, and they’ll be able to operate at the capacity that they’re comfortable with.
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis
Currently, restrictions force restaurants to operate at 50% capacity. Gov. DeSantis likened the spikes in Miami and Broward County to an A/B test of whether or not closing restaurants was effective. His conclusion that closing restaurants did not contribute to lower infection rates stands as his reasoning for lifting restrictions.
Soon Gov. DeSantis turned his conversation to Walt Disney World Resort. He noted that the capacity restrictions of the parks are self-imposed. In fact, the governor stated that he supported the Disney Parks “going to a greater capacity.”