UPDATE: Walt Disney World Cast Members Instructed to Follow New Stay-At-Home Mandate Issued For Orange County
Disney has sent an internal email instructing its Florida-based Cast Members at Walt Disney World to follow the stay-at-home mandate that was recently issued earlier today for Orange County. While part of Walt Disney World technically is located within Osceola County, it seems it is following the regulations issued by surrounding counties out of an abundance of caution for their Cast Members and guests.
Mayor Jerry Demings announced earlier today that a stay-at-home mandate for all of Orange County would go into effect starting Thursday, March 26 at 11:00 PM, for the duration of two weeks.
Disney has yet to make any official press announcements at this point, but the two-week period would put the closure past the originally-stated April 1 reopening date for Walt Disney World Resort. Expected reopening at this point would be April 9 at the earliest.
#BREAKING: @OCFLMayor will be signing a stay at home mandate for @OrangeCoFL. Starts Thursday at 11 PM for 2 weeks. Essential businesses are exceptions.