Orange County, FL Mayor Jerry Demings Asking Businesses to Voluntarily Require Masks While Indoors

Orange County, Florida Mayor Jerry Demings has announced in a press briefing held today that wearing face coverings while indoors is being highly encouraged and is hoping businesses will voluntarily require them while customers are indoors.

What’s Happening:

  • Orange County, Florida Mayor Jerry Demings has announced that COVID-19 now becoming a pandemic of the unvaccinated in the area and is asking residents to voluntarily wear facial coverings while indoors.
  • He is also asking businesses located in Orange County to voluntarily consider requiring customers to wear facial coverings while indoors.
  • Walt Disney World Resort is located in Orange County so we will wait to see if face coverings return to attractions and indoor locations like merchandise shops and restaurants, but no announcement has been made at this time.

  • At the time since mandatory requirements can only be made by the governor, this is only a voluntary request by the mayor.
  • He is also encouraging those unvaccinated to get vaccinated at this time as case numbers continue to rise.
  • The rolling positivity rate in Orange County is now in the double digits, 11.2%, triple what it was three weeks ago.
  • 61.2% of Orange County Residents 12 and above have had at least one shot of the vaccination at this time.
  • Orange County remains in the high-risk category by the CDC for transmission.
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