Orange County Mayor Will Reportedly Lift All Mask Requirements on Friday, Disney World Could Go Maskless
In a move that could impact the COVID-19 regulations at Walt Disney World, Orange County Officials may change their COVID-19 safety requirements as soon as Friday, June 4.
As Orange County inches closer to full normalcy, Mayor Jerry Demings has announced that he expects the county to reach Phase 3 of its reopening plan in two days. This phase requires that seventy percent of individuals 16 and older have received their first dose of the vaccine and/or that the 14 day rolling positivity rate remains at 5% or below. Currently the 14 day positivity rate has been below 5% for about 11 days, while the vaccination level has stayed at 55.07%. But if the mayor is correct, then all of the required benchmarks should be reached by Friday and all mask mandates lifted in Orange County.
In fact, we have seen Disney respond very quickly to revised policies at the county, state and federal level. For example, several weeks ago Orange County reached the 50% vaccination level that would allow for people to go mask-less outdoors. Walt Disney World then changed their mask rules almost immediately to reflect this change.