NEWS: CDC to Change Mask Recommendations Soon

Things have been changing pretty quickly when it comes to COVID-19 health and safety measures.

Health and Safety Signs in Disney Springs

So far, the CDC has updated its guidance for fully vaccinated individuals allowing them to resume leisure travel in the U.S. and no longer recommending that they wear face masks when outdoors (unless they’re in a crowded area). And, guidance may soon be changing again.

According to the Associated Press News, the CDC has announced that those who are fully vaccinated no longer need to wear masks when indoors in most cases. Though they do still recommend that face masks be worn by those who are vaccinated when in a crowded indoor or outdoor setting.

Even Minnie Mouse is wearing a face mask

The CDC website has been updated to reflect the new guidance for those who are fully vaccinated, noting that they “no longer need to wear a mask or physically distance in any setting” with a few exceptions and can “refrain from testing following a known exposure”


This announcement comes as many updates are being made to current health and safety guidelines at several theme parks including both Universal and Disney World. Recently Universal Orlando reduced their physical distancing measures to 3-feet and Disney announced that they will gradually begin to reduce distancing requirements in both the parks and resorts.

Guests are now allowed to take maskless photos when distanced from others outdoors.

Both parks have also opted to eliminate mandatory temperature checks at the entrance with Universal removing them on May 6th and Disney World beginning to remove them on May 16th.

Hand washing stations have also been removed from the theme parks

Keep in mind that the theme parks implement their own health and safety policies, so the new CDC guidelines may not be in place at parks like Disney immediately. We will continue to keep an eye out for updates, so stay tuned to AllEars for the latest!

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  1. It would be impossible to keep track of which guests are vaccinated and which are not. However, hopefully this is still positive news for the parks as they could be able to track which stage performers and atmosphere character performers are vaccinated. Then shows could go back to normal! No social distancing at Festival of the Lion King! The Tumble Monkeys can return! Normal meet and greets with atmosphere characters (soon to be followed by all face characters when masks are gone)!