Face coverings must once again be worn indoors when visiting Walt Disney World and Disneyland.
On July 28, Disney announced that all Cast Members and guests ages 2 and older (including those who are vaccinated) visiting Walt Disney World and Disneyland must wear masks in all indoor locations beginning Friday, July 30.
Masks continue to be optional in all outdoor common areas.
When it comes to wearing masks indoors at Disney World, this also includes upon entering and throughout all attractions and in enclosed transportation vehicles, including shuttles, buses, monorails and at Disney Skyliner.
As for Disneyland, face coverings will also be required “upon entering and throughout many attractions and in enclosed transportation vehicles, including shuttles and buses.” It’s unclear which attractions will require masks.
The mask update is in accordance with the latest recommendation from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) that was announced on July 27.
The CDC advised that anyone, including those who have been fully-vaccinated, living in substantial or high-transmission areas once again wear masks in indoor public spaces.
The agency also recommended that those who are vaccinated and living with vulnerable household members, like young children and anyone who is immunocompromised, wear masks indoors in public spaces.
COVID-19 cases have been on the rise across the nation thanks in part to the Delta variant, including Orange County in Florida reaching its highest number of new cases since the beginning of the pandemic.
On July 27, Orange County had 1,371 new cases.
Disney’s updated mask policy also follows Orange County Mayor Jerry Demings declaring a local state of emergency on July 28.
Demings urged everyone, including those vaccinated, to wear face coverings indoors. He also stressed the importance of businesses, residents, and visitors to follow the latest CDC guidelines.
On July 28, California health officials also urged fully-vaccinated individuals to wear masks again in indoor public spaces due to the latest spike in COVID-19 cases.
Proof of vaccination is not required and Disney continues to encourage guests to get vaccinated, if they haven’t done so already.
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