NEWS: Florida’s Orange County Now in “Substantial” COVID Category

As the situation with COVID-19 continues to change and develop, AllEars will be bringing you the latest relevant news that could affect a theme park visit.

Orange, County Florida has recently moved into a new level of COVID community transmission, according to the CDC.

Orlando International Airport

Over the past few months, communities across the country have seen relatively lower numbers of community spread, but with cold and flu season ramping up and the new COVID-19 variant a cause for concern, we’re now seeing a slight increase in those numbers.

As of this writing, the CDC is reporting that Orange County, Florida falls into the “Substantial” category of COVID community transmission. “Substantial” is the second highest level of transmission under “High.”


The CDC advises communities who live in areas with Substantial transmission wear face coverings in public, indoor locations.

Animal Kingdom Face Mask Signage

We’ll continue to monitor the numbers coming out of Orange County and we will let you know if we hear of any updates!

Click here to read about the U.S. extending their mask mandate for travel.

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3 Replies to “NEWS: Florida’s Orange County Now in “Substantial” COVID Category”

  1. I’ve been planning our trip to Disney World through the holidays since June. We are supposed to arrive on the 22nd from Canada. The suggested testing guidelines that are being floated for travelers should be imposed on Park attendees. Testing one day before the trip does not give people any time to cancel their trip if they test positive. If we all test negative, why shouldn’t we feel more secure to enter the Parks knowing that those that enter the Parks have been tested as well? I am wondering how many travelers to Disney & Universal Parks appear to not follow the masking rules. Are the rules enforced?