Universal Orlando 'encourages' mask use by guests, requires employees

Universal Orlando Resort is revising its policy on face-coverings for employees. Employees, or “Team Members” as they are referred to by the company, will once again be required to wear masks when indoors in guest areas, regardless of vaccination status. The new policy takes effect beginning Saturday, July 31.

Florida reports another 17,589 COVID-19 cases

Florida on Wednesday reported 17,589 new COVID-19 cases and 56 deaths, according to data released Thursday by the CDC. Florida accounted for 14% of the total deaths reported nationwide.