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.