Florida Governor DeSantis Suspends Local Emergency COVID Orders, Orange County Mask Mandate Likely Ending
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis announced today that effective immediately, he is suspending all local COVID-19 emergency orders.
DeSantis says the orders are officially suspended today and will be invalidated via executive order by July 1st.
Orange County, where Walt Disney World Resort and Universal Orlando Resort are located, has been under a local mask mandate. DeSantis’s actions today would render that mandate invalid.
It is important to note that this does not mean the parks aren’t requiring masks. Both Walt Disney World and Universal Orlando make and enforce their own policies, including their COVID-19 safety measures. The CDC continues to recommend the use of face masks at crowded public locations like theme parks.
Stay tuned to WDWNT for any updates to the parks’ COVID-19 policies.