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Omicron continues to make an impact on the state of COVID-19 in Florida.
Orange County, Florida, where part of Disney World is located, recently identified Omicron in the wastewater, and the White House has also listed the county as a “rapid riser” and a COVID-19 hotspot. While Disney World continues to enact health and safety measures, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has just changed their risk category for Orange County.
According to the CDC, Orange County, Florida has now been placed back into the High community transmission category. The CDC uses four categories of community transmission which include, in order of least severe risk to most, Low, Moderate, Substantial, and High. Recently, we saw Orange County placed in the Substantial category once again, and it has now been increased to High.
According to the CDC, Orange County is reporting a COVID-19 positivity rate of 5.89%, which is a substantial increase of 54.14% over the past seven days. The image provided by the CDC shows that many counties in Florida are in either the Substantial or Moderate categories, and the CDC recommends that everyone in a Substantial or High category county should wear a mask in public, indoor spaces, which is aligned with Disney World’s current mask policy.
We’ll be watching closely for more updates and will continue to monitor the status of COVID-19 in Florida, so continue to check back with DFB for more news.