Today November 17th, the face covering policy has changed for Crew Members at Universal Orlando Resort. Those Crew Members who are fully vaccinated are no longer required to wear a mask. If they are not fully vaccinated, it is still required.
This policy is due to low COVID-19 numbers in the Central Florida area. This past week there were 10,746 new cases in Florida with a 2.5 percent positivity rate. Florida had had some of the highest numbers in the country a few months ago, but thankfully now we have much lower numbers. It has been recommended for Guests to wear face coverings, especially indoors but has not been required for some time now.
This also comes at the same time that the CDC no longer strongly recommends those who are fully vaccinated to wear masks indoors in Orange County.
Over at Walt Disney World, all Guests and Cast Members are still required to wear masks while indoors. There’s no word of when the policy will change yet. Remember to be kind to all Cast Members as they are only following the rules. They don’t make the rules, so treat them with kindness and respect.
We are grateful that the parks are reopened and that we can get a sense of normal again. Just be thankful that you can have this time with your friends and family at Theme Parks. With everything going on for the past year and a half, just enjoy this time and don’t stress.
We are all trying to do our part to end COVID-19 and keep those we love safe. The Parks are still doing extensive cleaning, and hand sanitizer is available throughout the Parks and Resort. Take advantage of these stations and wash your hands frequently.
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