In a press release sent out this afternoon, Orange County Mayor Jerry Demings announced that the county’s COVID-19 positivity rate has dropped to 4.7% – below the 5% mark required to remove all mask mandates, indoor and outdoor.
The announcement comes after Universal Orlando announced that fully vaccinated individuals no longer need to wear masks at their theme parks.
There is much to look forward to on this Memorial Day weekend. Coronavirus infections and deaths continue to decline. Fully vaccinated family members can enjoy their time with one another – both indoors and outdoors – without a mask.
Right now, 53.96 percent of Orange County residents have received at least one dose of the vaccine. Our 14-day rolling positivity rate is 4.7 percent. These are great numbers that we want to maintain.
I ask any resident who has not been vaccinated to please do so. Please help us contain this deadly disease, and continue our return to normalcy. We do not want to see a spike in COVID-19 infections like we did after Memorial Day 2020.
Have a safe weekend, and may we all continue to honor the military personnel who made the ultimate sacrifice serving our country.
– Orange County Mayor Jerry L. Demings
The press release did not formally announce that face mask mandates would be lifted ahead of what is expected to be a busy Memorial Day weekend, full of travel and family gatherings.
According to a county spokesperson, the weekly COVID-19 update has been cancelled. Demings is expected to resume the COVID-19 briefings on June 2nd, where he might formally announce that the county no longer has an indoor mask mandate – an announcement that could pave the way for Walt Disney World to relax their safety protocols even further.
As of publish time, face masks are only allowed to be removed in outdoor common areas at Walt Disney World.
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