Orange County officials may amend their COVID-19 safety rules as early as Friday, June 4, potentially affecting COVID-19 restrictions at Walt Disney World.
Mayor Jerry Demings has stated that Orange County will complete Phase 3 of its reopening plan in two days, as the county moves closer to full normalcy. This phase requires that 70% of those aged 16 and up have received their first dose of vaccination and/or that the 14-day rolling positive rate remains at or below 5%. For the past 11 days, the 14-day positive rate has been below 5%, while the vaccination rate has remained at 55.07 percent. However, if the mayor is correct, all of the needed milestones should be met by Friday, and all mask regulations in Orange County should be abolished.
Guests are still required to wear face covers while inside Walt Disney World. This is likely to change as Orange County’s regulations evolve.
In reality, we’ve seen Disney respond fast to changes in county, state, and federal legislation. For example, Orange County recently passed the 50% immunization threshold, allowing residents to go outside without wearing a mask. The mask rules at Walt Disney World were altered very quickly to reflect this development.
Today’s modification in mask requirements for cast members who work outside demonstrates Walt Disney World’s openness to adjust rules. In outdoor locations, chosen Cast Members will now be able to expose their entire faces alongside guests.
Stay tuned for more updates!