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Orange County Issues New Mask Recommendation Amid Growing Covid-19 Cases

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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.

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On June 15th masks became optional indoors and outdoors for all vaccinated guestsFace 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%.

Coronavirus Positive Rates Trending Downward in Orange County Florida

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.

Breaking News: Walt Disney World Ends Outdoor Mask Mandate

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.

What do you think of this new recommendation? Let us know on Facebook or in the comments below.


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Tuesday 13th of July 2021

I think it's ridiculous to go backwards. All adults are able to get the vaccine, so let those who don't want to take the vaccine go at their own risk and don't punish the rest of us who already got it. If people want to be overly cautious they are certainly allowed to wear a mask whenever and wherever they want to, but it should be completely optional to vaccinated people in all locations.


Monday 12th of July 2021

You said it!


Monday 12th of July 2021

Umm I wore my mask indoors and in tight locker areas at Universal, Disney, Seaworld , and Busch Gardens in June. I think everyone should still be wearing one indoors. Outdoors is ridiculous. We should have never been doing that!


Monday 12th of July 2021

No one is afraid. Us vaccinated adults just don’t want you getting our ineligible kids sick bc of your ignorance and selfishness. Plain and simple.

casey looper

Monday 12th of July 2021

I’m right there with you. Went in April in mask won’t do it again. Will cancel my September trip if they implement this again.

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