Florida Reports Its Highest Single-Day New Coronavirus Cases So Far at 3,822

While theme parks like Walt Disney World and Universal Studios in Central Florida are beginning to reopen in phases, Orange County Mayor Jerry Demings announced Thursday that everyone in the county must wear masks beginning Saturday, excluding those exercising outdoors and while eating inside business establishments.

The order includes individuals at Orlando International Airport, where all 22,000 employees are required to wear masks, WESH 2 News reported on Thursday.

"We do not want to experience another shutdown in our community," Demings said, according to the Orlando Sentinel. "We're buying time with this measure."

As of Friday afternoon, more than 2.2 million Americans have tested positive for COVID-19, and at least 118,458 people have died as a result of the virus.

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