Orange County, Florida Mask Mandate Could be Lifted in Late Summer, Physical Distancing and Temperature Checks Before Then

Orange County, Florida Mayor Jerry Demings stated in a press conference on Monday that he expects to relax the county’s mask mandate this summer.

Demings earlier stated that the mask mandate could be lifted by June, but is now targeting late summer after a rise in COVID-19 cases and the removal of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine from the market. Physical distancing guidelines and temperature checks could be lifted earlier than the mask mandate.

Private business, including Walt Disney World and Universal Orlando Resort, do make their own rules regarding masks, distancing, and temperature checks. Though Orange County as a whole might lift the mask mandate, theme parks may keep their own in place for a longer period of time.

Walt Disney World has begun relaxing some of their rules. Most notably, guests may now remove face masks to take outdoor photos.

Keep checking WDWNT for more updates.

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Prince Naveen
Prince Naveen
26 days ago

Smoke in mirrors. Nothing will be lifted anytime soon. There will always be a “reason” to keep masks, SD, etc. The goalposts are constantly being moved – we’ve seen this from the very beginning of the pandemic.

Last edited 26 days ago by Prince Naveen
Tom Corless
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25 days ago
Reply to  Prince Naveen

“Smoke in mirrors”

Pam
Pam
23 days ago
Reply to  Prince Naveen

Yep wdw just saved families a lot of money this summer ! Miami her we come

Impressions de Frank
Impressions de Frank
26 days ago

Too soon. (Can’t wait for the downvotes. I’ll bring snacks).

Harry Lime
Harry Lime
26 days ago

This is terrific news. Hopefully WDW will follow also in late summer.

Pam
Pam
23 days ago
Reply to  Harry Lime

If they don’t there 50th anniversary will be pathetic! Won’t spend any money there! The dint realize there dictator masks cost them money!

Dr. Tom Morrow
Dr. Tom Morrow
26 days ago

Most likely Disney will follow the CDC guidelines for these issues. I wouldn’t make any bets on big changes until the CDC announces new guidelines.

Nick
Nick
26 days ago

I don’t believe this for a second. More than likely we will be wearing masks until next spring.

Braden Baird
Braden Baird
26 days ago

Is social/physical distancing really going to end before mask wearing ends?

By ending social distancing at Disney World; I mean by hugging my girls again.

The girls I want to hug again are Doc McStuffins and Vampirina.

Last edited 26 days ago by Braden Baird
Pam
Pam
23 days ago
Reply to  Braden Baird

Boycott Disney vacation florida ! No mask areas ! Plenty of place !

Natasha
Natasha
26 days ago

It’s all theater at this point anyway! Their own Water parks are wide open with people not wearing masks because they’re not allowed there! If they were so dam worried about this virus then why open the water park? If masks are not needed at one park, the why the other? That’s one smart virus! Guess it avoids parks with water in them! ! 🤦🏽‍♀️ SMDH

Pam
Pam
23 days ago
Reply to  Natasha

Cancelled my 2weeks grand Floridian because of this pointless mask mandate! Even governor says joke! Will spend money elsewhere!

Nikki
Nikki
18 days ago
Reply to  Natasha

Covid is a very smart virus. It knows when you are eating vs. talking. It knows when you are protesting vs. gathering for non politically correct events. It’s truly humiliating how gullible and easily led the majority of this country truly is. Whatever. The masks are never going away. Well except at my nieces school. No more virtual learning offered and masks are no longer required. They want to stop perpetuating the hysteria. Glad some schools are putting their foot down. Wish the rest of the world would wake up.

Pam
Pam
23 days ago

Won’t spend summer at Wdw with stupid mask mandate ! Masks don’t work!