Orange County Mayor Issues Executive Order Requiring Face Masks in Any Public Space Starting June 20

We hope you’ve got your Disney face masks handy, because starting Saturday, June 20, face masks will be required to be worn by anyone working, living, visiting, or doing business in Orange County:

The Executive Order was issued due to rising confirmed cases of COVID-19 across the state.

Since face masks have been required since the reopening of Disney Springs, and will be required throughout all public spaces at Walt Disney World Resort hotels and theme parks, this announcement will not change much in the scheme of park visits or stays, however this may mark a change for Disney’s advertised  “relaxation zones”, where guests can take off masks in designated spots. Until the order is lifted, keep in mind that masks are required throughout parking lots on property and other areas where most people would usually “de-mask”.

Earlier today, Disney Parks released an update on their health and safety measures ahead of the reopening, with an emphasis on face masks for all. For the full Executive Order, as well as a list of applicable exemptions county-wide, click here.

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May
May
8 months ago

Waiting to see how many people will put up with this when Disney opens. All those people are tougher than me.

Cds
Cds
8 months ago

Not that anyone will care, but me and my family are out now. We had DVC booked for the Poly in August for 6 nights. Obviously we knew what we’d be up against at the resort relative to mall requirements or we wouldn’t still be coming. However, we had decided to make this a park-less visit this time. We went to Disney Springs and tried it a few weeks ago when we passed through Orlando, and it was unbelievably hot and stifling wearing a mask in that humidity. so, we knew that we wouldn’t be able to take it at… Read more »

Jason
Jason
8 months ago

Guess they don’t want any business coming to Orlando. I’m really glad that government officials know what’s best for me and my family. I fully trust any decisions they make for my life as I couldn’t function with out them.
Yes that’s scarscasm. I’m not anti-mask, just against forcing it on people. Let people make their own decisions it will all work out just fine.

Prince Naveen
Prince Naveen
8 months ago
Reply to  Jason

Jason, well said. I’m not anti-mask neither, in fact, I think it should be mandatory in health care facilities and working with people who are high risk. However, I draw the line once you REQUIRE healthy people to wear one. There’s so much debate and uncertainty around the effectiveness of masks, I don’t trust the almighty government (or Disney, for that matter) to tell me what’s good for me and my family. PERIOD.