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Disney resorts in the United States have canceled mandates for masks across the country for vaccinated guests. From now on the use of the mask will be the same individual choice for all who are fully vaccinated.
Disney in 2020 made mandatory masks at American Disney resorts.
They removed mandatory masks in June 2021 after the number of COVID-19 cases decreased, but they returned the mandate for masks due to an increase in cases in late 2021.
Mandate for the Disney Mask
Until February 16, all guests of American Disney resorts had to wear:
- A mask of two layers of breathable material
- A mask that completely covers the nose and mouth
- A mask that fits snugly to the side of the face
- A mask with strings or ear loops that allows guests to stay hands free
Disney resorts refused to accept gaiters, gaiters with an open chin, triangular bandanas, and face covers containing valves or mesh materials. Although the removal of mandatory masks at Disney resorts extends nationwide, some states make different decisions regarding the mandate of masks at Disney resorts.
Different rules in different states
Disney wrote on it California Parks website: “Starting from February 17, 2022, face masks are required for unvaccinated guests (ages 2 and up) in all rooms, including all rides and queues indoors. Personal coverage is required for all guests, regardless of vaccination status, in some facilities, including Disney minibuses, and in medical facilities, such as first aid. Facial coverage is optional for guests in open areas.
“The state of California strongly encourages all guests to be fully vaccinated or to take a negative COVID-19 test before entering Disneyland,” they added.
California Gov. Gavin News will allow California to end its mandate for masks for vaccinated individuals.
Gavin Newsom wrote in a tweet: “The incidence in CA has dropped by 65% since our Omicron peak. Our hospitalizations have stabilized across the state. Our statewide indoor mask requirements will expire on 15.02. Unvaccinated people will still need to wear masks indoors. Get vaccinated. Cheer up. “
However, Los Angeles will continue make masks mandatory in closed public places. As a result, Universal Studios Hollywood, located in Los Angeles, will require masks indoors. Guests must also present evidence of vaccination or evidence of a negative COVID-19 test for entry, according to Universal Studios Hollywood.
Disney wrote on it Florida website: “Front coverings will be optional for fully vaccinated guests both outdoors and indoors. We expect that guests who have not been fully vaccinated will continue to wear face masks in all rooms, including indoor attractions and theaters.
“Coverings will still be needed for all guests (ages 2 and up) in Disney’s closed transport, including Disney buses, monorails and Disney Skyliner,” they added.
Universal Orlando Resort will ‘encourage’ unvaccinated people wear masks shops, restaurants and public places. However, proof of vaccination is not required to enter Universal Orlando Resort.
US mandate to mask while traveling
If you’re flying to any of Disney’s American resorts, you should know that masks are mandatory at airports and airlines in the United States. You will also have to wear masks in many public transport options.
And while many U.S. states are repealing mandates for masks – regardless of vaccination status – the CDC says people over the age of two should wear masks if they:
- Not fully vaccinated
- Fully vaccinated and in a zone of significant or high transmission
- Fully vaccinated and with weakened immunity
The CDC website also adds that mask no need to wear outdoors for most people. For travelers from the US it is best to pack the mask before the trip, at least for now.
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