Mask Policy Updated at Disney World, Disneyland

They're once again required indoors at US theme parks
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 29, 2021 12:36 AM CDT
Disney Updates Its Mask Policy
After a shutdown because of the coronavirus, fireworks fill the sky for the first time in 15 months at the Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World Thursday, July 1, 2021, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla.   (AP Photo/John Raoux)

Masks are back at Walt Disney World and Disneyland—indoors, at least. As COVID-19 cases surge in Florida, the Orlando theme park will require masks on all visitors ages 2 and up, regardless of vaccination status, when indoors or on Disney transportation. The policy takes effect Friday, WESH reports. Orange County, where the resort is located, on Tuesday saw its highest number of daily new cases since the beginning of the pandemic, and the mayor recently started recommending everyone wear masks indoors whether vaccinated or not.

The same goes for California's Disneyland resort, also starting Friday, WDW Info reports. Disneyland is also located in Orange County—the California version—which is also experiencing an increase in coronavirus infections thanks to the delta variant. Between Thursday and Friday of last week, daily new cases rose from 304 to 431, Spectrum News reports. By Wednesday, they had reached 532. California is recommending masks be worn in indoor public spaces regardless of vaccination status, the Orange County Register reports. (More Disney stories.)

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