Health Officials State Masks May Be Required for Another Year

We can’t believe it’s already almost been a year since the closures first began across the Disney company and mask-wearing became a part of our every day lives.

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Since then, we’ve been trying to do our part to remain healthy and safe by abiding by distancing measures, temperature checks, and other precautionary actions. Yet, it sounds like it still may be a bit of time before things go back to the “normal” that we knew previously.

The New York Times has detailed that Dr. Anthony Fauci has cautioned everyone that masks may need to be worn for another year. As President Biden’s chief medical adviser for Covid-19, he has noted it would still take time for universal masking to cease.

Festival of the Arts Mask

Fauci stated during CNN’s ‘State of the Union,’ “I want it to keep going down to a baseline that’s so low there is virtually no threat. If you combine getting most of the people in the country vaccinated with getting the level of virus in the community very, very low, then I believe you’re going to be able to say, for the most part, we don’t necessarily have to wear masks.”

Gideon’s Mask

He also hoped that high school students would be eligible for the vaccine this Fall. Teenagers are the current subjects of Pfizer and Moderna clinical trials as they “are pushing on those studies, to get them vaccinated.” However, younger children “likely will not be before the beginning of the first quarter of 2022,” according to Dr. Fauci.

Halloween Face Mask

As more details are released about the health and safety regulations required at this time, we’ll be sure to update you on everything you need to know! Stay tuned with All Ears for the latest info!

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How do you feel about the continued use of masks? Let us know in the comments below!

Rachel Franko has been going to Disney Parks since she was a baby, and her love of Disney has only grown into a SLIGHT obsession since! She's been writing for AllEars since 2019 and loves sharing the magic with all the readers. When she's not writing, you can catch her heading to Disney and Universal Studios with a heart full of dreams and a backpack full of themed ears!

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2 Replies to “Health Officials State Masks May Be Required for Another Year”

  1. My guess? Masks will be mandatory through about Labor Day in WDW. Sometime between now and then, they’ll announce a requirement for proof of vaccine or a negative test within 72 hours for admission starting after Labor Day. At that point they’ll “relax” the mask mandate.