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 … Continue reading Disney Furloughing Employees; Florida Case Count Hits 9,000; DeSantis Pledges More Resources To State Unemployment Assistance Program: Your Coronavirus Update 4/2