As the situation with COVID-19 continues to change and develop, AllEars will be bringing you the latest relevant news that could affect a theme park visit.
As positive cases of COVID-19 rise in Florida and the rest of the United States, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently changed quarantine and isolation guidelines, and now there are new recommendations being made for the airline industry.
After thousands of canceled and delayed flights impacted the air travel industry over the holidays due to staffing issues caused by the rise of the Omicron COVID-19 variant, The Washington Post reported that Dr. Anthony S. Fauci, President Biden’s chief medical officer, said that requiring vaccines for domestic air travel should be considered in the United States.
Over 3,000 flights were canceled over the holidays worldwide, with over 2,000 more flights to follow on Monday. In regards to flight disruptions, United Airlines announced, “The nationwide spike in Omicron cases this week has had a direct impact on our flight crews and the people who run our operation.”
As reported by The Washington Post, Dr. Fauci noted that despite pros and cons for such a policy change, requiring vaccinations for domestic flights is “reasonable to consider,” as many universities and workplaces already have vaccination mandates in place.
We’ll be continuing to monitor COVID-19 news and updates, so stay tuned to AllEars for more information about how your upcoming Disney World trip might be impacted.