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Like other restaurateurs, Matt Hinckley of Hinckley Fancy Meats has switched to takeout and delivery only. And he’s offering free PB & J to anyone during the pandemic, no questions asked. Photo credit: Matt Hinckley
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Pandemic Pushes Restaurants To The Brink


Restaurants are struggling to stay afloat with their dining rooms shuttered and takeout service only. We talk to Orlando Sentinel multimedia journalist Amy Drew Thompson, Orlando Weekly restaurant critic Faiyaz Kara, and chef and owner of Hinckley Fancy Meats, Matt Hinckley about the food economy in the era of coronavirus.
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Stetson University Assistant Professor of Public Health, Dr Asal Johnson. Photo: Stetson University.
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More Testing Needed: Stetson University Epidemiologist


Asal Johnson says more testing is still needed to fully understand the virus and stop it from spreading even further. Johnson’s an epidemiologist at Stetson Unversity. She says there’s still a lot we don’t know about the virus- which is one more reason to take the social distancing measures seriously in the face of the pandemic.
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Disney Furloughing Employees; Florida Case Count Hits 9,000; DeSantis Pledges More Resources To State Unemployment Assistance Program: Your Coronavirus Update 4/2


Florida case data is updated at approximately 11:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. daily. Updated 7:19 p.m. Disney to furlough employees Matthew Peddie, WMFE The Walt Disney Company says it will begin furloughing employees on April 19th. Disney employees have been paid through the theme park closures and will continue to receive pay and benefits up until April 18th. “However, with no clear indication of when we can restart our businesses, we’re forced to make the difficult decision to take the next step and furlough employees whose jobs aren’t necessary at this time,” the company said in a statement. Disney said affected workers would receive full healthcare benefits, and the company would pay the cost of employee and company premiums. Updated …
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