Mask mandates and health and safety policies are changing all of the time.
If it sometimes feels like it’s hard to stay on top of all the developments, you’re not alone! The latest mask update comes from the Florida Health Secretary and Surgeon General, which suggests that full vaccinated Floridians can go in public without a mask.
According to USA Today, Florida Health Secretary and Surgeon General Scott Rivkees is now saying that fully vaccinated people can now mask-free in public.
USA Today says that Rivkees considered many factors when making this statement including that nine-million people have been vaccinated in Florida, and that scientific studies show that COVID-19 vaccines protect people from the virus and decrease the severity.
Rivkees also mentioned that Florida has a sufficient supply of vaccines so every eligible Floridian can be vaccinated.
Jason Salemi, an associate professor of epidemiology in the College of Public Health at the University of South Florida, said “I think ultimately, I’d just want some added specificity as to the recommendations being set forth by the State Surgeon General.” He then asked, “But what happens when fully vaccinated people…go into indoor public settings where there are obviously people from many different households and where there may be many unvaccinated people?”
Additionally, this new order also encourages all state government offices to return to in-person business.
We’ll continue to keep you updated on mask mandates, health and safety policies, and coronavirus updates that can affect your Disney trip.
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