NEWS: Disney Now Requiring That Cast Members Receive COVID-19 Vaccine

Health and safety measures have changed a lot over the past year in Disney World and Disneyland.

New health and safety signage in Disney World

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.”

©Frank Pallotta | @frankpallotta on Twitter

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.

©Jeff Vahle

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.

Cast Member assisting with stroller rentals

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.”

Cast Members

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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One Reply to “NEWS: Disney Now Requiring That Cast Members Receive COVID-19 Vaccine”

  1. Regardless of how you feel about the vaccine it seems as if it would be completely unconstitutional for any medical procedure or vaccination to be mandatory as a requirement for your employment. Especially an experimental one which only has “emergency approval “ at this time. An individuals health information is supposed to be private and protected information for a reason. That’s a serious breach of employee’s AND patients rights. I really don’t know how they are getting away with that? I’m not anti vaccine, just anti test subject. Good luck to those of you who got the vaccine!