Florida Orange & Osceola Counties Issue Shelter In Place Order

Florida state health officials had announced 50 cases of COVID-19 in Orange County which along with Osceola County is the home of Walt Disney World. With this announcement all Orange & Osceola county residents to shelter in place to stop the spread of the coronavirus.

Due to the order Universal Orlando has decided to extend its closure due to the coronavirus outbreak through April 19. There still not yet been an official update from the Walt Disney Companyto its guests or operating partner cast regarding extending its closures. Until then, it's best to work on the assumption that the shelter in place order will be effecting Disney operations at least through April 9th, and probably longer. We will update you as soon as we have a statement from Disney.

UPDATE: The Orlando Sentinel has confirmed with the county that Walt Disney World is a non-essential business and will be expected to comply with the shelter in place order, thus not reopening until April 9th at the earliest.

The stay at home order takes effect on Thursday at 11 p.m. and will remain in place for two weeks, until April 9 at 11 p.m. He said the order could be extended if needed. County Officials said people can still go out for essentials like groceries and medicine, as well as picking up things like takeout. However, people should practice physical distancing by staying at least 6 feet apart, and visiting friends and families should only happen due to emergency situations.


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