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.