Walt Disney World will be opening the gates on July 11, but it’s possible that everyone with plans to visit the park won’t be able to experience the magic immediately.
The governor of Florida extended the isolation period for those entering Florida from certain states. Disney has not yet commented on how they plan to handle this, but it’s worth a look for those visiting from these localities. It was extended until July 7 at this time, but could be extended again. Below are the details.
As shared by FloridaHealthCOVID19.gov:
Governor DeSantis directed all individuals entering the state of Florida from the New York Tri-State Area (Connecticut, New Jersey, and New York) to isolate or quarantine for a period of 14 days from the time of entry into Florida or the duration of the individual’s presence in Florida, whichever is shorter. This includes persons entering Florida by roadways.
This order was extended in Section 3 of Executive Order Number 20-139.
This Executive Order does not apply to individuals involved in commercial activity and students traveling for the purpose of academic work, internships, sports training and any other activity or program approved by the educational institution.
All persons isolating or quarantining will be responsible for all costs associated with their isolation or quarantine. This includes transportation, lodging, food, medical care and any other expenses to sustain the individual during their period of isolation or quarantine.
Roadside checkpoints are set up on interstates to check for potential COVID-19 cases coming into Florida from areas with substantial community spread of the virus. The checkpoints do not apply to commercial drivers or health workers.
It appears as though this order has been extended through July 7, 2020 at the present time, but I received word this morning that it may have been extended with no end date given.
So, I took to the Disney website and chatted with Logan. While Logan did give me another number to call, you will see below that there is a possibility that people from the specified states may not be allowed on Disney property at all.
Are you from one of the specified states? How will this impact your vacation plans?
Source: Florida Health