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All Disney World Cast Members Must Receive the Covid Vaccine

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All Disney World Cast Members Must Receive the Covid Vaccine
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Union Cast Members at the Walt Disney World resort, following a lengthy negotiation, are now required to receive Covid-19 vaccine. What do you think of this requirement?

On July 30, 2021 Disney announced that Cast Members at the Disney World resort would be required to receive the Covid-19 vaccine.

Credit: Disney Cast and Community official Facebook Page

However, this order only applied to non-union cast members. The Cast Member unions negotiated with Disney for a few weeks.

Vaccine Requirements

Greg Angel, journalist for Spectrum News 13, reports that an agreement has been reached. The union Cast Members will also be required to get the Covid vaccine.

According to Angel’s report, the negotiations centered around what exceptions could be made and how to word the language used in the requirement. The requirement itself was not debated.

Exemptions

Employees with medical conditions or sincerely held religious beliefs will be eligible to apply for an accommodation through a negotiated process. This process ensures prompt processing of requests for accommodation, weekly meetings between the Union and Company to address concerns as they arise, an explanation if any accommodation is denied, and access to the grievance procedure should there be a dispute on the accommodation request. Disney will make every effort to reasonably accommodate employees with a medical or religious accommodation need in their current role or classification

Statement from the Services Trade Council

The statement included the information that any Cast Members who “separates from Disney” by failing to either comply or receive an exemption by Oct 22, 2021 will be marked “yes, rehire“.

The STCU went on to say that Disney will be providing more opportunities for them to get the vaccine. It also highlighted the recent FDA approval of the Pfizer vaccine, which the company will provide.

Credit: Disney Cast and Community official Facebook Page

Cast Members can find more information in the HUB, as always.

Does a vaccinated staff make you feel safer visiting Walt Disney World? Let us know in the comments on Facebook.

-Rebecca W Davis


9 COMMENTS

  1. The vaccinated can still easily pass it to them. Latest guidelines delineate no difference in transmission. Best you can hope for is alleviating severe disease in yourself.

  2. Why? Doesn’t your vaccine work to help protect you? Since the shot does nothing to stop transmission, it is a therapeutic at this point.

  3. This is not a statement of should or shouldn’t, but “feeling safer”does not negate actual information.

    From a John Hopkins public health press release…“released by the CDC last week showing that vaccinated people infected with the delta variant carry viral loads similar to those of people who are unvaccinated.”

    In other words you protect yourself getting shot but others getting it does not as much at this point

  4. Ridiculous…what’s next? The shingles vaccination? The morning after pill? I mean body my choice…right? Makes it hard to continue supporting WDW. Shameful they imposed this as a requirement. Anyone that wanted it had opportunity to get it so now it’s a “force” situation regardless of the exemptions.

  5. Yay! So many kids under 12 who can’t be vaccinated and medically fragile people visit the parks. This is one more way to ensure that all guests have a safe visit. Bravo, Disney!

  6. This is a COMMUNIST company as all companies that demand a vaccine shot.
    In AMERICA, we are free to choose!!!!!
    If you are VACCINATED you have no worries.
    Our government has told us that.
    Only UNVACCINATED PEOPLE have to worry.
    Isn’t that what our GOVERNMENT has told us?????
    Then it HAS TO BE MANDATORY that ALL Americans must get a measles, mumps and FLU shot IMMEDIATELY!!!!

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