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Orange County, Home Of Disney World, Requires Everyone Wear Masks

Most of Disney World property is located in Orange County, Florida, and just a bit lies (including the ESPN Wide World of Sports) lies in Osceola County.

Today, Jerry Demings, the Mayor of Orange County, announced an executive order that requires every person working, living, visiting or doing business in Orange County to wear a face mask in any public space. This new order goes into effect Saturday, June 20, 2020.  The order is in place indefinitely.

People who are in Orange County can take off their masks while they eating or drinking.  However, they must wear a mask as they enter businesses.  Employees of businesses must wear a face covering at all times.

People who are exercising outside are exempt from the order.

Demings said there are no criminal sanctions for violations.

Orange County will require everyone wear masks.
Orange County will require everyone wear masks.

The state of Florida reported 3,207 new coronavirus cases Thursday – a new record.

Other Florida cities, including Tampa, St. Petersburg, and the Florida Keys, have announced similar orders.  Osceola County has required masks since April.

Disney Springs has required that all guests wear masks since it reopened, and guests will also be required to wear masks at Disney World Resort hotels and theme parks as they reopen.  Given that, this county order is not likely to have a significant impact on Disney’s plans.

Central Florida requires everyone to wear masks.  Good idea?