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Orlando International Airport was nation’s second busiest over the weekend – WESH 2 Orlando

As COVID-19 cases surge nationwide, Orlando International Airport was the second busiest airport in America over the weekend. The Centers for Disease and Control has recommended people not travel for Thanksgiving, yet more than 1 million travelers passed through security at America’s airports on Sunday, according to the Transportation Security Administration.Orange County Mayor Jerry Demings said during a COVID-19 briefing on Monday that Orlando International Airport was the second busiest airport in the country. When asked if there is a conflict between wanting the tourism industry to get back in business, but also discouraging people from travel, Demings and Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer both said it has to be a balance.Dyer said for tourists who come to Central Florida, he feels that because of the protocols in place, Disney and Universal are safe places to be. During Monday’s briefing, county leaders urged people to follow all CDC guidelines and avoid any type of holiday gatherings where people could be put at risk of exposure to COVID-19.

As COVID-19 cases surge nationwide, Orlando International Airport was the second busiest airport in America over the weekend.

The Centers for Disease and Control has recommended people not travel for Thanksgiving, yet more than 1 million travelers passed through security at America’s airports on Sunday, according to the Transportation Security Administration.

Orange County Mayor Jerry Demings said during a COVID-19 briefing on Monday that Orlando International Airport was the second busiest airport in the country.

When asked if there is a conflict between wanting the tourism industry to get back in business, but also discouraging people from travel, Demings and Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer both said it has to be a balance.

Dyer said for tourists who come to Central Florida, he feels that because of the protocols in place, Disney and Universal are safe places to be.

During Monday’s briefing, county leaders urged people to follow all CDC guidelines and avoid any type of holiday gatherings where people could be put at risk of exposure to COVID-19.

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