VP Mike Pence Visits Orlando With PPE & Encouragement For Tourism Leaders

Vice President Pence is visiting Orlando this morning, where he will visit a nursing home with one of the first large deliveries of PPE from FEMA. Among the items included will be masks, gloves and gowns.

The vice president will also hold a round-table with Florida tourism leaders to discuss ways to reinvigorate the tourism industry.

Theme parks and many hotels have been closed for months.

According to WESH-TV, officials at Orlando International Airport are seeing a 91% decline in traffic compared to the same time last year.

Orlando-area hotels are at 16% capacity and visitors are not rushing to Central Florida the way they did in prior years, according to Visit Orlando, the area's tourism marketing agency.

Disney Springs, Walt Disney World's shopping, dining and entertainment complex, reopens today but many of the stores will remain closed. Those include Disney-owned shops and eateries, which will begin to reopen next week.

Disney also has a warning posted on its website that you voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19 byvisiting Disney Springs.

Pence is expected to offer encouragement to tourism industry leaders.

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