NEWS: Disney Responds to New CDC Mask Guidance

Yesterday the CDC issued new guidance for fully vaccinated people, no longer requiring that they wear masks or maintain physical distance when outdoors and in most indoor locations.

New Disney Face Mask

Now, Disney World is commenting on how and when this may impact the parks.

According to Click Orlando, a Disney World spokesperson issued a response to the updated CDC guidance saying, “Today’s guidance from the CDC allowing fully vaccinated individuals to remove masks and the removal of physical distancing requirements is extremely positive news and as soon as is practical we will implement updated guidelines across our businesses.”

Resort Health and Safety Signs

Disney CEO, Bob Chapek has also commented on the matter saying that the new guidance “is very big news for us, particularly if anybody’s been in Florida in the middle of the summer with a mask on.”

Hand washing stations are gone in the park, but you’ll find hand sanitizer stations instead.

Disney World has already made a few adjustments to their face mask policy, now allowing guests to remove their face masks temporarily for photos in the parks. And, this joins other recent changes to safety measures including beginning to phase out temperature checks for both Cast Members and guests and gradually reducing physical distancing in the parks and resorts.

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

For now, Disney is still requiring that guests wear a face mask when they’re not stationary and actively eating or drinking, or taking a photo. We will continue to keep an eye out for updates, so stay tuned to AllEars for the latest!

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2 Replies to “NEWS: Disney Responds to New CDC Mask Guidance”

  1. Just needed one more month. What are we supposed to do with kids who can’t get vaccinated? Is it better to be out multiple thousands safe at home, or travel and be stuck in a hotel with sick kids? Seriously couldn’t they just wait a little longer?

    1. Chris, go and enjoy WDW with your MASKS ON… it’s better to be safe than sorry… we are traveling from Hawai’i to WDW in mid July for 2 weeks and because of certain health issues, we plan to wear our masks regardless of whether restrictions are lifted or not… Aloha