Disney World And Disneyland Are Requiring Guests To Wear Masks Again

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Disney parks are following suit with the CDC's updated guidelines and are asking guests to mask up in indoor areas of the park. The change went into effect on July 30 and includes employees and guests over the age of two years old.

The CDC has updated their COVID-19 guidelines and are urging individuals to wear face coverings in areas with high COVID-19 infection rates. As the delta variant continues spreading, it's suggested that even those who are fully vaccinated wear face masks too.

Disneyland and Disney World are requiring guests to wear masks "indoors" at their resorts which includes rides, bathrooms, buses, monorails, and the Disney Skyline. While park goers are not being asked to wear masks outdoors people should use their discretion based on how close in proximity they are to other guests.

On Disney's website, there's a full list of exactly what kind of face masks are acceptable. Masks should be made with two layers of breathable material, cover the nose and mouth fully, fit snugly against the side of the face, and be secure with ear loops or ties so guests don't need to use their hands to keep them up. Neck gaiters, triangle bandanas, and masks with valves or mesh are no acceptable.

Disney World also told the Tampa Bay Times they will begin requiring vaccines for their employees. A representative told the paper:

At the Walt Disney Company, the safety and well-being of our employees during the pandemic has been and continues to be a top priority. Toward that end, and based on the latest recommendations of scientists, health officials and our own medical professionals that the COVID-19 vaccine provides the best protection against severe infection, we are requiring that all salaried and non-union hourly employees in the U.S. working at any of our sites be fully vaccinated.

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