Orange County, Florida recently updated its mask mandate guidelines. Masks are no longer required outdoors. Walt Disney World also changed its mask rules to allow guests to go without masks while outdoors. Yesterday, Orange County Mayor Jerry Demings confirmed that masks will still be required indoors for some time.
Mayor Demings set the threshold for the removal of the mandate at 5% COVID positivity or below. The mandate could also be lifted if Orange County reaches a vaccination rate of 70%, but the rate remains around 51% right now.
Mayor Demings believes Orange County will reach the next phase around July 4th. That would allow the county to completely remove the mask mandate.
Walt Disney World, as a private business, can still make its own health and safety policies. Currently, guests are required to wear face coverings in all indoor locations, except when actively eating or drinking while stationary and maintaining appropriate physical distancing. Face coverings are optional in outdoor common areas at Walt Disney World Resort, but are still required upon entering and throughout all attractions, theaters and transportation.
You can see Mayor Demings’ press conference below:
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