Health and safety measures have changed a lot over the past year in Disney World and Disneyland.
Most recently, Disney reintroduced a mask requirement for guests and Cast Members in all indoor areas, including when standing in ride queues, on rides, and on most transportation. And, now there is another new policy for Cast Members.
According to Frank Pallotta (@frankpallotta on Twitter), the Walt Disney Company will now require that “all salaried and non-union hourly employees in the U.S. working at any of our sites be fully vaccinated.”
All current Cast Members who fall under the new policy and are not vaccinated now have 60 days to receive their COVID-19 vaccination and those who are still working from home will need to provide proof of vaccination prior to their return to the office.
In addition, those who are newly hired by the company and are salaried and non-union hourly employees will need to be fully vaccinated before they begin their first day.
Currently, the mandate does not extend to unionized Cast Members, though an update shared by Workers United Local 50 (which represents Cast Members) on Facebook suggests that the requirement could include them soon.
Chris Duarte, the Vice President of Workers United Local 50 wrote that they will “begin conversations with Disney regarding mandatory vaccination of Union members in the coming weeks.”
We will continue to keep an eye out for more updates to health and safety measures from Disney, so be sure to stay tuned to AllEars for the latest!
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