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A recent rise in Covid-19 cases has led to new mask recommendations in Orange County, FL. What will this mean for Disney? Here’s what we know!
Disney Mask Guidelines
When the CDC released their mask guidance for fully vaccinated guests, this opened the door for Disney to be able to allow their guests to forgo masks in most locations.
On June 15th masks became optional indoors and outdoors for all vaccinated guests. Face coverings are still required of all guests on Disney transportation. This includes Disney buses, monorails and Disney Skyliner regardless of vaccination status.
Guests who are not fully vaccinated, (including children under age 12 not yet eligible for a vaccine) are expected to continue wearing face coverings in all indoor locations, and upon entering and throughout all attractions and transportation.
Orange County New Recommendations
This afternoon, Orange County Mayor Jerry Demings gave a press conference in response to growing number of cases hitting the county. It wasn’t long ago that Orange County moved to Phase 3 due to cases falling below 5%.
Though more than half of Orange County’s population is fully vaccinated, the new, more transmissible, delta variant is causing a bit a of set back. Cases have risen to almost 8% in two weeks. Today, Orange County Mayor Jerry Demings has recommended that everyone (both vaccinated and unvaccinated) wear a mask when indoors.
This comes after the CDC designated Orange County as a “high risk” area. As of right now, there are no changes to mask recommendations for outdoor settings.
Though Disney is in Orange County and takes their recommendations into consideration, there is no new official county-wide mandate yet. We we will have to see what Disney decides to do, if anything.
As always, keep checking back! We will be sure to keep you updated on all the latest changes and recommendations.
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