Orange County Florida Mayor Deems Face Masks A Requirement Amid COVID-19 Surge

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As Coronavirus cases reach new peaks in Florida, Orange County residents will now be mandated to wear a mask.

Orange County, Florida, which is the county that the WWE Performance Center in Orlando is located in, will soon be required to wear a mask at all times as stated by Orange County Mayor Jerry Demings on June 18 that every person in the county must wear a mask, an effort to try to quell the resurgence of the Coronavirus seen in the past 10 days.

“We do not want to experience another shutdown in our community,” Demings said (via the Orlando Sentinel) noting there could be more restrictions in the future.

The order will take effect on Saturday and remain in place indefinitely. People are permitted to take off the mask while eating or drinking, but must wear the mask as they enter the establishment, Demings said. Employees of businesses must wear a face covering at all times.

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“We’re buying time with this measure,” Demings said until a vaccine or cure for the virus is found.

There will not be any criminal sanctions for violations at this time, Demings said, adding “that’s the last thing we want to do.”

WWE recently confirmed a positive COVID-19 case and had to postpone tapings on Tuesday, June 16th and Wednesday, June 17th. One Superstar who will not be on the next couple episodes of Raw because they elected to skip the tapings is Kevin Owens. Learn more here.