Here’s where mask guidelines stand for Central Florida theme parks, stores

CDC announced updated mask guidelines for fully vaccinated

Jeffrey Holinka wears a protective face mask as he waits to receive an order at the On Ocean 7 Cafe along Ocean Drive in Miami Beach, Fla. during the new coronavirus pandemic, Wednesday, May 27, 2020. Ocean Drive was closed to traffic as restaurants in Miami Beach reopened Wednesday after being closed to mitigate the spread of the coronavirus. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
Jeffrey Holinka wears a protective face mask as he waits to receive an order at the On Ocean 7 Cafe along Ocean Drive in Miami Beach, Fla. during the new coronavirus pandemic, Wednesday, May 27, 2020. Ocean Drive was closed to traffic as restaurants in Miami Beach reopened Wednesday after being closed to mitigate the spread of the coronavirus. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky) (Copyright 2020 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.)

ORLANDO, Fla. – Following the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s updated mask guidance for those who are fully vaccinated, many places have reevaluated and updated its mask policies at stores or theme parks here in Central Florida.

The CDC guidance eased mask-wearing in outdoor settings in crowds and even most indoor settings, though it is advised to continue wearing masks in crowded indoor settings.

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Despite the news bringing normalcy back in many settings, people have questions and concerns about the updated guidance. News 6 brought your questions to medical experts who answered them.

Here’s where the mask policies stand at stores and theme parks:

ALDI

The company said starting May 18 customers do not have to wear masks starting May 18, this is only for fully vaccinated customers.

Starting May 26, employees who are fully vaccinated will not have to wear a face covering.

Best Buy

The company said fully vaccinated customers and employees do not have to wear masks, according to WCCO.

Costco

The company announced members and guests who are fully vaccinated will not need to wear masks in stores any more.

“We will not require proof of vaccination, but we ask for members’ responsible and respectful cooperation with this revised policy,” the company’s website says.

CVS

As of May 14, CVS said it is reevaluating its mask policies and until a decision is made, masks will continue to be required in stores along with social distancing.

Disney World

The resort announced face masks would be optional in outdoor common areas, but guests would still have to wear their masks upon entering and throughout all attractions, in all theaters, theatre entrances, in transportation, and all indoor locations.

Fresco y Más

In a release, the company announced fully vaccinated customers and employees will no longer be required to wear a mask in stores. People who are unvaccinated will still need to wear masks in stores.

Harveys Supermarket

Fully vaccinated customers and employees will no longer be required to wear a mask in stores. People who are unvaccinated will still need to wear masks in stores.

Publix

The chain announced masks will be optional for those who are fully vaccinated. Customers who are not fully vaccinated will still be required to wear a face covering while shopping.

Sam’s Club

Masks will no longer be required for customers and employees who are fully vaccinated. People who are not fully vaccinated will still be required to wear a mask in stores.

SeaWorld Orlando and Discovery Cove

Fully vaccinated people will not have to wear masks at SeaWorld Orlando, but the parks will not require proof of vaccine, according to a release. Discovery Cove will also be under the same guidance.

Starbucks

The company said masks are optional for fully vaccinated customers.

Target

According to the company’s website last updated on May 14, Target stores will continue to require masks and social distancing as it reviews CDC guidance.

Universal Orlando

Guests visiting Universal Orlando will no longer have to wear masks outdoors, but they will continue to require masks in indoor settings.

“The health and safety of our guests and team members is always our top priority. Based on guidance from local government and health officials, effective Saturday, May 15, face coverings for guests are no longer mandatory when outdoors at Universal Orlando,” the theme park said in a news release.

Walgreens

The company said it will continue to require face coverings in its stores as it is a “destination for COVID-19 vaccines and testing.”

Walmart

Fully vaccinated customers or workers at Walmart will no longer have to wear a mask unless state or local laws say otherwise, according to the company’s website.

Wawa

Fully vaccinated customers do not have to wear masks at Wawa. The company said employees will continue to wear masks.

Winn-Dixie

The company announced fully vaccinated customers and employees will no longer be required to wear a mask in stores. People who are unvaccinated will still need to wear masks in stores.


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