Walt Disney World is to end Temperature Checks on May 16th. In addition, there are already reports that checks have ended at Disney Hotel Restaurants. Universal Orlando & SeaWorld have also followed, and temperature checks at both resorts have already stopped. Also, Universal & SeaWorld have reduced distancing requirements to 3 feet, but there are no changes currently at Disney Parks.
We have been a little slow providing this information which first came out a few days back. The delay is partly due to realizing that hundreds of posts on the site now need updating with this latest guidance! However, it is undoubtedly fantastic news and another step closer to the new normal. However, can we expect face masks to be next? Perhaps, not being needed for outdoors come the summer?
Here is the information from Walt Disney World on the ending of temperature checks:
Since reopening, we have considered guidance from public health authorities, government agencies, and our own team of health and safety experts as we assess and update health and safety measures to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.
As this guidance continues to evolve, and with the support of local health and government officials, we are making some additional adjustments. Following the advice of the CDC and our local health officials, we will phase out onsite temperature screenings at Walt Disney World Resort for Cast Members beginning May 8 and Guests on May 16.
We will continue to follow the guidance of health and safety leaders going forward and most importantly encourage people to get vaccinated.
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