Disney Stock – Disney World rules: Do you have to wear a face mask after CDC changes?
Walt Disney World has issued a reaction to the new guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention about masks.
What did the CDC say?
The CDC said Thursday that fully vaccinated people don’t need to wear face masks outdoors or indoors in most cases, as I explained for the Deseret News.
- “If you are fully vaccinated, you are protected, and you can start doing the things that you stopped doing because of the pandemic,” CDC Director Rochelle Walensky said at a White House press briefing, per ABC News.
The new CDC guidance does “call for wearing masks in crowded indoor settings like buses, planes, hospitals, prisons and homeless shelters, but could ease restrictions for reopening workplaces and schools,” per The Associated Press.
How did Disney World respond?
A Disney World spokesperson released a statement to ClickOrlando about the new CDC rules, suggesting changes may be coming soon.
- “Today’s guidance from the CDC allowing fully vaccinated individuals to remove masks and the removal of physical distancing requirements is extremely positive news and as soon as is practical we will implement updated guidelines across our businesses,” the statement said, according to ClickOrlando.
Walt Disney World did not make any major changes to its policy after Florida announced that it was going to open up, as I wrote for the Deseret News. Disney World said that the park would keep its “health and safety measures are the same for now, including face-covering requirements.”
- “We are aware of the state of Florida’s plans announced today to modify COVID-19 guidelines. We will evaluate this latest guidance and maintain our current health and safety measures at this time, including face-covering requirements.”