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Orange County, Home To Disney World, Says Temperature Checks No Longer Needed

Sources report that Dr. Raul Pino, Director of the Florida Department of Health in Orange County, has announced that temperature checks are not necessary. It seems that the health department official believes that temperature checks waste resources and do not make a difference in preventing the spread of COVID-19.

Walt Disney World, along with other businesses in the Orlando area such as the Universal Resort, has required temperature checks for admission since it reopened after the unprecedented closure for COVID-19.

People who are COVID-19 positive do not always have a fever, and people with a fever do not always have COVID-19.

Earlier this week, Orange County announced recommendations for reduced physical distancing and also laid out a plan to eliminate masks – first outdoors, and eventually indoors based on vaccination and COVID-19 test positivity rates.

Currently, Disney World still requires temperature checks and has not adjusted its rules regarding physical distancing.  The Orange County roadmap for eliminating mask mandates has not yet met the threshold to change mask use.

Disney World is on private property, so it must follow the minimum county health protocols, but it can also elect to make its regulations more restrictive.

Looking forward to getting rid of temperature checks?