Walt Disney World has now made BIG statement regarding vaccinations for their current Cast Members. Check out what this means for current Cast Members below.
Guests were overjoyed when changes were made to the face mask policy at Walt Disney World. This was a gradual change at first allowing Guests to take photos outdoors without masks. Then Guests could remove masks outdoors, but they are still required indoors.
Later, face masks were no longer required indoors at Walt Disney World for fully vaccinated Guests. Unfortunately, a change in CDC guidance came earlier this week and a local state of emergency declared by the mayor, Disney is requiring face masks to be worn indoors again.
Significantly, yesterday Universal Orlando made statement regarding masks. Check out how this differs greatly from Walt Disney World’s stance HERE.
Guests visiting Walt Disney World were allowed to enter the Parks without face masks quite earlier than Cast Members. On June 24, 2021, it was announced that fully vaccinated Cast Members were no longer required to wear face masks outdoors or indoors.
Today, fully vaccinated Cast members were once again required to wear face masks indoors.
Vaccinations now Mandatory
Scott Gustin shared on his Twitter account that the Walt Disney Company has begun conversations with unions that will now require all employees and Cast Members “that all salaried and non-union hourly employees in the U.S. working at any of our sites be fully vaccinated.”
What does this mean for Cast Members who are currently employed with the Walt Disney Company who are not vaccinated? They will be given 60 days in order to receive their vaccine. Employees who are currently non-vaccinated and working from home will be required to show proof fo their vaccination before they may return to work.
Walt Disney Company has begun conversations with unions that will now require all employees and Cast Members “that all salaried and non-union hourly employees in the U.S. working at any of our sites be fully vaccinated.”
This will affect many employees and Cast Members. What do you think of this? Do you think this will allow you to feel safer on upcoming trip to a Disney Park? Share your thoughts with us on our Facebook Page.