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Orange County Reaches COVID-19 Positivity Rate of 45%

The Omicron Variant of COVID-19 is spreading across central Florida like wildfire. Yesterday December 27th, at Advent Health CentraCare in Orange County has reported a positivity rate of 45%. @RMcCranieWFTV shared this on Twitter:

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Dr. Tim Hendrix of Advent Health tells us the positivity rate of Covid testing yesterday in Orange County was 45%. It’s 39% across all of Central Florida. The positivity rate was around 5% two weeks ago.


Most of Walt Disney World and all of Universal Orlando Resort are in Orange County. Face masks are still required at all indoor areas at Walt Disney World and on Transportation. Recently Universal Orlando Resort reinstated their indoor face mask policy as well.


Related: Breaking News: Universal Orlando Resort to Require Face Coverings Indoors

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At SeaWorld Orlando, Guests are strongly encouraged to wear face masks indoors, but it is not required at this time.


Before you plan your next visit to Walt Disney World, here is what you need to know. This is the information on the official Walt Disney World website.


Returning to a World of Magic

Get ready to rediscover Walt Disney World Resort. Here’s what to know before you go.

Welcome Back to Walt Disney World Resort

As we have done since reopening, we’ve been very intentional and gradual in our approach to our COVID-19 health and safety protocols. Based on recent trends and regulatory guidance, Walt Disney World Resort will be making adjustments to these measures, which may continue to change at any time without notice.

We encourage people to get vaccinated.

Park Reservations

Park attendance is managed via the Disney Park Pass reservation system—now available to Guests with valid admission. To enter a park, both a park reservation and valid admission for the same park on the same date are required for Guests ages 3 and up. Prior to purchasing tickets, be sure to view theme park reservation availability online.


Booking Your Park Reservations

The Disney Park Pass system is now open to Guests with valid admission. The number of theme park reservation days you can hold at one time varies based on your plans:


Disney Resort and other select hotel Guests can make park reservations for dates during their stay for the number of days that they have valid theme park admission.

Annual Passholders can make theme park reservations for up to 3 days at a time, and for their length of stay if staying at a Disney Resort or other select hotel.

Existing ticket holders can make reservations for the number of days of valid theme park admission.

Learn more about theme park reservations.

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Face Coverings

Face coverings are required for all Guests (ages 2 and up) in all indoor locations, regardless of vaccination status. This includes upon entering and throughout all indoor attractions and indoor queues and in Disney buses, monorail and Disney Skyliner, regardless of vaccination status. Face coverings are optional for Guests in outdoor areas.

All face coverings (whether disposable or reusable) should:

Be made with at least 2 layers of breathable material

Fully cover the nose and mouth and secure under the chin

Fit snugly but comfortably against the side of the face

Be secured with ties or ear loops and allow the Guest to remain hands-free

At this time, based on guidance from health authorities, neck gaiters, open-chin, triangle bandanas and face coverings containing valves, mesh material or holes of any kind are not acceptable face coverings.

Costume masks are not considered appropriate and are prohibited from being worn, in alignment with our existing rules.

Face coverings may have an integrated transparent plastic panel to aid in viewing the wearer’s mouth. These face coverings should:

Be a fabric face covering featuring a solid plastic panel containing no openings that is attached to the fabric on all sides using tight knit stitching

Meet all face covering requirements listed above

Face Coverings for All Guests (Ages 2 and Up)

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About Tricia Kennedy

Tricia lives in Orlando and loves having Walt Disney World pretty much in her backyard. She can be found at Disney several times a week. She will often stop by a park for an hour or two, but she also enjoys spending a whole day there with her friends. A lifelong Star Wars fan, Tricia especially enjoys Star Tours and has ridden over 200 times. If Tricia is not at the parks she's out playing drums or with her dog Yoda.