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New CDC Guidance Recommends Masks for All Individuals In Certain Areas

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New CDC Guidance Recommends Masks for All Individuals In Certain Areas
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As the Covid-19 cases rise, the CDC has released updated guidance related to mask wearing recommendations. Will these adjusted guidelines soon affect the Disney parks and resorts? Here is what we know so far.

Disney Mask Guidelines

When the CDC released their mask guidance for fully vaccinated guests, this opened the door for Disney to be able to allow their guests to forgo masks in most locations.

On June 15th masks became optional indoors and outdoors for all vaccinated guestsFace coverings are still required of all guests on Disney transportation. This includes Disney buses, monorails and Disney Skyliner regardless of vaccination status.

Guests who are not fully vaccinated, (including children under age 12 not yet eligible for a vaccine) are expected to continue wearing face coverings in all indoor locations, and upon entering and throughout all attractions and transportation. 

Orange County New Recommendations 

 Orange County Mayor Jerry Demings gave a press conference a few weeks ago recommending all businesses require masks indoors. It’s hard to believe, but it wasn’t long ago that Orange County moved to Phase 3 due to cases falling below 5%. Now the CDC has designated Orange County as a “high risk” area.

Mayor Demings has stated that the county is in “crisis mode”, with ICU’s filling to capacity and logging 1000 new Covid cases per day.

Due to the Governor of Florida’s Executive Order, Mayor Demings’ hands are tied. He can only make mask suggestions for those working and living in Orange County.

New CDC Guidelines

Something that was inevitable given the state of things at this time has finally happened. The CDC today released new guidelines stating that all people, including those already vaccinated should be masking indoors.

While the majority of severe illnesses and deaths have mostly been hitting the unvaccinated, breakthrough cases are also occuring (though symptoms usually remain mild).

However, recent data has shown that with the new delta variant, vaccinated people can carry the exact same amount of virus as an unvaccinated person and spread it to others, but usually feels less effect from the virus.

Disney is a private company and has the right to require or not require masks as they choose. However, we know from past experience that Disney does listen to the advice of health experts. This new guidance from the top health center in the country might sway their decision.

No news has yet come in about whether Disney will return to indoor mask requirements for their vaccinated guests, but we will be sure to keep you posted.

What do you think of this new recommendation? Let us know on  Facebook or in the comments below.

-Christina




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10 COMMENTS

  1. 611, OOO FOLKS DIED IN THE USA BECAUSE OF COVID-19 OVER 17 MONTHS … NOT TO MENTION THOSE WHO GOT EXTREMELY ILL & PULLED THROUGH. YES, WE CERTAINLY HAVE TO LEARN TO LIVE WITH THIS VIRUS AS IT DOESN’T SEEM TO BE DEFEATED. THOSE REFUSING VACCINES ARE THE ONES TARGETED BY THE VIRUS NOW …… AND CAN PASS IT ALONG TO OTHERS. YES, UN-VACCINATED SHOULD STAY AWAY FROM CROWDS LIKE DISNEY BUT HOW DO YOU CONVINCE THEM OF THAT ??? NO ENTRY WITHOUT A 2 DOSE VACCINATION PASSPORT ??? SOME WILL SAY “NOT FAIR” BUT IT’S NOT FAIR FOR THEM TO EXPOSE OTHERS EITHER !

  2. Not being vaccinated is a personal choice. I am vaccinated and I have no intention of wearing a mask anywhere that I am not forced to by law, and maybe not even then! The CDC’s recommendations are not based on science they are based on politics. If you want to wear a mask that is your choice. There is absolutely no is no scientific data that shows a mask protects you from aerosolized viral particles. They can take their recommendations and insert them where the sun never shines.

  3. No masks! It’s time to move on. This virus is going to be with us forever in one form or another, just like the flu, get over it! Live and let the chips fall where they may.

  4. I don’t want to go back to masks! I got vaccinated just so I would not have to wear one. I also think it should be voluntary to get the shot just like the flu shot is.

  5. Most folks did a great job hanging in & complying with all the mask rules & living with lockdowns & getting vaccinated …… and it worked !!! Disney was able to open & people got to enjoy it again. then the variants hit !!! And they are targeting the unvaccinated …. so, get vaccinated to help keep the kids who cannot stay well !!! Please don’t feel “put upon” … feel good about yourself helping protect kids !!! Wear masks even though they’re no fun & get vaccinated …………… for the kids !

  6. Agreed. Get the vaccine or stay home. Wear a mask if it makes you feel better but enough is enough. 95% of the new cases are with unvaccinated people.

  7. Enough is enough!!! It should be up to each individual whether or not they wear a mask. I’m over it, love your lives. If you’re scared stay home. I will NOT wear a mask in the FL heat and will move my trip a fourth time if need be, this is insanity. The only reason I’m going is because we used gift cards to pay for our trip. There will always be some “new” virus and we’ve already given up so much in the past 15-16 months. It’s just craziness to go back to the way things were with masks.

  8. No more mandatory masks. Nobody will stop you from wearing one for your protection or peace of mind. Vaccinated individuals should not need to wear masks. Why punish the majority for the actions of the minority?

  9. I don’t think masks should be worn. I feel
    More people are getting sick because of the masks. If non vaccinated people do t want the vaccine then let them wear masks. There will always be a new
    Strain of something. Just like the flu. So let’s just keep things back to normal.

  10. We have a trip scheduled in just a couple days and I absolutely do not want to go back to wearing a mask! The whole push to get a vaccine was supposed to re leave us of this burden but here we are once again being told we are not doing enough! The whole vaccine push was useless if we all have to go back to wearing masks. If you are afraid, or not vaccinated stay home!

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