On Fox Across America with Jimmy Failla, Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry discussed what it means for his city to host the RNC Convention and how the city has managed through the COVID-19 crisis.
"It's a big win for our state. It's a big win for our city as we come out of COVID-19. A lot of businesses, big and small, a lot of employees have suffered and we're back to work now with protocols in place. But this is a big deal for people that have been in economic pain now for ten-plus weeks."
"I'm very proud of the way my city handled this pandemic. We took it seriously early on as we needed to. We put in executive orders that were work for home orders before we did a safer at home with our governor. And people took it seriously. They listened to us. I believe we did flatten the curve and stop the spread. But when it was time to start to reopen, we did it and we did it with responsibly. The people wear masks, not mandatory, but people suggest and wear masks, oftentimes in dense places indoors that are populated at this point time. They practice social distancing. But the truth is, this is not going to be the normal forever. We've got to work our way back to normal living, making sure that we are paying attention to those that are most vulnerable to end up hospitalized as a result of the COVID-19. I think the resiliency of Jacksonville represents the resiliency of the America that I grew up in."