UPDATE: Orange County Mayor Lifts Outdoor Mask Mandate As Theme Parks Increase Capacity, Reduce Distancing

Orange County, Florida reached a COVID vaccination rate of 50% of all adults age 16 and over today. Following the phased plans, Mayor Jerry Demmings has lifted the mandate that required masks outdoors.

Masks are still mandated indoors for everyone age 2 and older.

Both Walt Disney World Resort and Universal Orlando Resort are in Orange County, but both resorts set and enforce their own policies. As of now, the mask requirements at both resorts are still in place.

Both Disney and Universal are removing temperature checks and reducing physical distancing in their Florida theme parks. Disney CEO Bob Chapek hinted at changes to the mask requirement coming this summer to Walt Disney World.

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4 months ago

I was under the impression that DeSantis nullified all Covid19 related restrictions in the state of Florida barring local municipalities from enacting such, per executive order. How can Orange County lift restrictions that have already been lifted? Didn’t the Orange County Mayor desolve the County’s Covid19 Task Force after DeSantis announced his executive order?

Even so, why would there still be an indoor mask mandate in effect that goes against CDV guidelines? Wasmt the whole point of these mandates to follow “the science” behind CDC recommendations?……