It’s been almost a year since Walt Disney World reopened with additional health and safety measures due to the ongoing pandemic.
And, as time has passed, we’ve been seeing updates to the current health guidelines such as changes to face mask requirements and the return of self-serve drink stations. And, another safety measure is set to change in the parks soon.
According to Disney’s website, Disney will be phasing out temperature checkpoints for Cast Members and guests at Disney World beginning with Cast Members on May 8th and then guests shortly after on May 16th.
Disney has had temperature screening tents set up at the entrance to all of the theme parks since reopening, requiring that all park guests go through the health screening prior to entering. And, even Disney World Resort hotel restaurants had been screening guests.
But recently guidance has been changing in regards to these checkpoints, with the Director of the Florida Department of Health in Orange County suggesting that these were no longer necessary at the end of April.
This change also comes a few days after Disney initially responded to the new executive order from Florida Governor Ron DeSantis suspending all local government COVID-19 restrictions. Disney’s response shared that they would be evaluating the latest guidance to make decisions moving forward and would maintain current health and safety measures in the meantime. So, this change seems to be the first in response to the latest guidance.
We will continue to keep track of the ongoing health and safety changes at Disney World and which temperature checkpoints are removed so stay tuned for the latest!
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