Disney World will expect customers to wear masks inside and on public transit beginning Friday, after the CDC suggested indoor-veil orders in regions encountering spikes in COVID-19 cases.
The Orlando-region amusement park had facilitated veil prerequisites for vaccinated guests after the federal health agency told immunized Americans they could jettison masks inside in May.
Disney reported it was strolling back the policy on its site Wednesday night.
“Starting July 30, face covers are needed for all Guests (ages 2 and up) while inside and in Disney transports, monorail and Disney Skyliner, paying little heed to vaccination status. This incorporates after entering and all through all attractions. Face covers stay discretionary for all Guests in open air common regions,” the new rules said.
On Monday, the mayor of Florida’s Orange County — where Disney and Universal Studios are found — cautioned at a press conference that the area is in “emergency mode,” as COVID-19 cases flooded.
“These numbers are remarkable. We are seeing almost 1,000 new cases in Orange County day by day. Those are the numbers we saw at the most elevated pinnacle last year,” Democratic Mayor Jerry Demings cautioned, adding Florida represents 20% of all new US cases.