Yesterday, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis announced The Sunshine State would start to reopen from Monday, May 4. Shops and restaurants will be able to allow customers onto the premises but only at 25 percent capacity and hospitals can start to schedule non-urgent surgeries again.
DeSantis confirmed during a press conference that mass gatherings would also continue to be banned, but he said socially distanced crowds could be allowed to attend sporting events in June or July if coronavirus cases trend downward. The governor specifically mentioned WWE as he explained he wanted to keep a "good relationship" with the wrestling behemoth.
DeSantis said: "I would like to get to a point, I'm not saying we're going to get it in May, though I've helped recruit, I wanted the wrestling to be filmed in Orlando. I'd like them to do WrestleMania, they were going to do WrestleMania in April. That's hundreds of millions of dollars. I want to keep that good relationship, I want them to invest in Florida…There's going to be a lot of good stuff going on but I don't think we're probably ready to have fans, but I do think if the trends are good, I think as you get into June/July I think there is a window to have some fans.
"You're not gonna have everyone packed in but man, in 90-degree weather in the state of Florida if you're out there and someone is 10 feet away from you and you want to watch a ball game or something, you may be able to do that. So, this is something that we're just going to have to do and we're going to be driven by the facts, driven by the data."