Will Walt Disney World’s indoor mask policy change now that the state of emergency is over?
Orange County, Florida let its state of emergency expire after the 14-day sliding positivity rate fell below 4%, marking the lowest rates since July. So far, Walt Disney World has not announced any changes to its current COVID-19 security policies, which require indoor face masks for all guests, regardless of their immunization status.
In May, even mask policies were reduced as masks were no longer needed outdoors. On July 15, vaccinated guests were also allowed to enter the interior without a mask. However, cases started to rise again in July 2021, with more than 1,000 new cases per day, and Orange County returned to a state of emergency on July 28.
Although Mayor Jerry Demming was unable to institute a new mask term due to Governor DeSantis’ legislature, he called on local businesses to enforce theirs. On July 30, Walt Disney World required all guests to wear face coverings indoors, regardless of their immunization status.
With the current numbers below the 5% threshold and the state of emergency expired, many guests are now wondering: Will Walt Disney World change its mask policy?
Some fans have taken to social media to voice their opinions for or against the continuation of the current mask policy.
Walt Disney World has not made any statements regarding the expiration of the state of emergency or the face coverage policies. At this time, it is unclear which direction the company will choose when it comes to COVID-19 security policies. Since the mask-free period over the summer lasted less than two months, Disney can wait and see how the data changes before making a decision.
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