The past few weeks we have seen such changes to the health and safety guidelines in Theme Parks. We now have a positive sign that signal the end of face masks both indoors and outdoors at Walt Disney World.
Big Changes at Walt Disney World
Walt Disney World reported that they would begin to make “temporary adjustments to promote physical distancing. This is a gradual, phased approach so we won’t see changes overnight, but this is a step towards a more full Guest experience.
SeaWorld and Universal Changes
Earlier this week, SeaWorld Orlando updated their policy regarding face masks for their employees. Those employees who have received the COVID-19 vaccine will now be allowed to remove their face masks while outdoors. Check out how this will be monitored HERE.
On May 15th, Universal Orlando allowed Guests to remove masks outdoors. Now, Universal Orlando announced that vaccinated individuals are no longer required to wear their face covering indoors. Check out this great announcement HERE.
Change to Disney World’s Mask Policy
Today, during a press conference Orange County Mayor Jerry Demings shared the current COVID-19 positivity rates. Currently Orange County’s positivity rate has dropped to 4.7%
Previously, Mayor Demings stated that Orange County mask mandates would remain in place until the positivity rates dropped below 5%. This new drop now allows the freedom from face masks both indoors and outdoors.
Mayor Demings shared in today’s press conference, “There is so much to look forward to this Memorial Day weekend. Coronavirus infection and deaths continue to decline. Fully vaccinated family members can enjoy their time with one another- both indoor and outdoors without a mask.”
Universal Orlando has already moved forward in dropping the face mask mandate with this drop in the positivity rate earlier today. Will Walt Disney World be next? Walt Disney World quickly made the announcement to change the outdoor face mask policy after Universal Orlando’s announcement. Could we see an abrupt change for Walt Disney World for this holiday weekend?
“Fully vaccinated family members can enjoy their time with one another- both indoor and outdoors without a mask.”Mayor Jerry Demings
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