ABOVE: Orange County Mayor Jerry Demings (center), Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer (center L) and other officials at a press conference to declare a local state of emergency March 13. Photo courtesy Orange County Government
ORLANDO | As Central Florida started reporting its first cases of the coronavirus, COVID-19, Orange County Mayor Jerry Demings and Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer held a joint press conference March 13 to declare local states of emergency.
“We are living in some unusual times which call for unusual measures,” Demings said. “We are now at a critical point in the coronavirus threat. New cases of positive tests are being determined daily throughout Florida.”