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Thoughts On Reopening

Before COVID-19, my team and I were living the dream doing what we love to do while providing enjoyment to others.  Today, some are suffering and some are trying to recapture their lives from just a month or two ago.

The health crisis has been affecting everyone differently.  If you have lost a loved one, there’s nothing worse. If you’re a doctor or nurse working with patients, you’re incredibly brave. If your business is struggling or if you’ve lost your job, things will bounce back at some point.  If you don’t fall into any of these categories, you are very fortunate. For the team at EE, we fall into all of these categories to varying degrees.

This week, Florida moved into “Phase 1” of reopening.  However, the language from the government lacks clarity and confidence specific to escape rooms, so some Orlando escape room venues have made a decision to reopen.

Our team is encouraged by the new phase, but are mixed on which sorts of business should race to reopen this week.  To us, being on the safe side of guidelines means recognizing that attractions are not an “essential” business type.  Thus, it is in the best interest for the health and safety of our guests and hosts to remain closed for a bit longer.

If our gut is right, pandemic cases go down.  And if our gut is wrong, then being closed for another week or a month is a very small price to pay for contributing to a prosperous future for all.  We will be evaluating several sources daily to make a more informed decision on a reopening date.

Stay safe, wash your hands, and don’t touch your face.  Let’s conquer this current health challenge together.  Hope to see you next time you’re in Orlando.


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