While previously Orlando residents were told a curfew was being instated, now a stay at home order has just been issued.
The Orlando Sentinel has just confirmed a stay at home order will go into effect starting at 11 PM on Thursday, March 26th and will tentatively last for two weeks.
Perhaps in light of this stay at home order which will impact Orange County’s 1.3 million residents, Universal Orlando Resort has just extended its temporary closure to April 19th. Since Orange County Mayor Jerry Demings has issued this order for two weeks starting this Thursday, the new guideline is expected to be lifted after April 9th.
All 13 municipal counties will be covered, including a significant portion of Walt Disney World Resort. People will be permitted to travel for essential business or trips to the grocery store or pharmacy, but otherwise will be asked to stay home.
Similar stay at home orders are now in effect throughout the rest of Florida while total cases in the United States have surpassed 50,000.
At this time Disney World has yet to extend its closure, but we’ll update you with any official statement from Disney when or if they choose to make one.