Orange County Florida Now Qualifies for Lifting of Mask Mandate Indoors

Although no announcements have been made, Orange County, Florida now qualifies for phase 3 of Mayor Jerry Demings’ reopening plan, which would lift all mask mandates.

Phase 3 can begin when 70% of the population over the age of 16 has received their first dose of the vaccine and/or Orange County’s 14-day rolling positivity rate is 5% or lower, at which time, all mandates can be lifted.

According to the Florida Department of Health’s latest COVID-19 case report (verified the morning of May 18), Orange County has had a 14-day rolling positivity rate beneath 5%, averaging at about 4.4%.

Once phase 3 is declared, face masks will no longer be required indoors. The mask mandate was lifted for outdoors four days ago, and both Walt Disney World and Universal Orlando Resort are now allowing guests to go maskless in most outdoor areas.

As private companies, Disney and Universal may still require masks indoors regardless of the lifting of the county mandate. Check WDWNT for updates.

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harry
harry
2 months ago

boi they better
I would love to not even need to bring the mask to the parks

May
May
2 months ago

I am wearing a mask indoors at Disney from now on no matter what they say. Helps avoid getting sick while on vacation, from covid or just plain old cold/flu, which I suffered from many times during past vacations.

UberChemist
UberChemist
2 months ago

Hey Universal! Disney said you were too chicken to go maskless first!

C T
C T
2 months ago

85% of symptomatic people ‘often’ or ‘always’ wore masks….time to stop this foolishness

Ligma
Ligma
2 months ago

Money will dictate the course of action Disney and Universal will take.

T. Spradling
T. Spradling
2 months ago

The real question is when will Disney really lift all mask mandates since orange county, the state and the cdc pretty much agree

Anon
Anon
2 months ago

TIL 30% of the population of Orange County hate mankind.

Jim
Jim
2 months ago
Reply to  Anon

Hilarious! We left!