Disney addresses new legislation that would fine companies for enforcing vaccine mandates
Disney World's 50-year employees Guests stroll along Main Street at the Magic Kingdom theme park at Walt Disney World Monday, Aug. 30, 2021, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux) (John Raoux/AP)ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. — Disney addresses reports and social media blogs about ending the vaccine mandates at their Florida properties. In October, Disney announced unionized employees must be fully vaccinated by Oct. 22. Read: Disney cast members protest company’s vaccine mandateRecent legislation signed by Gov. The legislation will also prevent employers from firing workers over COVID-19 vaccination mandates and allow parents to decide whether to vaccinate their children.wftv.com
Disney: All parkgoers must wear masks, even if they’re vaccinated for COVID-19
ORLANDO, Fla. – More and more people are getting vaccinated in the fight against the coronavirus but that doesn’t mean Disney World is rolling back any of its COVID-19 safety requirements. In fact, the theme park company has updated its face covering requirement to say all parkgoers must wear one, regardless of whether they’ve had a COVID-19 vaccine. Please bring your own face coverings and wear them at all times, except when dining or swimming. According to Disney’s website, face coverings will be required in designated areas of the park for guests over the age of 2. However, face coverings will not be permitted while experiencing water slides or in the water.
Walt Disney World will require vaccinated guests to continue wearing masks at the parks
click to enlarge Screen capture courtesy Walt Disney World/YouTubeFace coverings are required for all Guests (ages 2 and up) and Cast Members, including those who have received a COVID-19 vaccine. Please bring your own face coverings and wear them at all times, except when dining or swimming. You may remove your face covering while actively eating or drinking, but you must be stationary and maintain appropriate physical distancing. Walt Disney World Resort has updated its COVID-19 mask policy — and evenpark guests who have been vaccinated must still mask up.The wording on the "Face Coverings" sub-section of the theme park's " Returning to a World of Magic " website has been changed to read:Mask-wearing has been mandatory at all of the Walt Disney Resort parks since their July reopening. Face coverings must cover the nose and mouth, securing under the chin and behind the ears, being made of at least two layers of "breathable" fabric and lying "snugly" against the cheeks.orlandoweekly.com
COVID-19 testing site set to open at Disney World
KISSIMMEE, Fla. A COVID-19 testing site is opening at the Maingate Complex at Walt Disney World to offer free testing to employees and their family members as well as the community at large. Registration is available at DoINeedaCOVIDTest.com, which is operated by eTrueNoth, the lab conducting the testing at the state-run site. A Disney spokesperson said The Florida Division of Emergency Management will handle operations at the site. We have offered the location to help with community testing and any suggestion that this has been done as a result of anyone union is unfounded. With the news that Disney will make testing available for Equity performers and others in the park, Im happy to announce that Equitys executive committee has signed a memorandum of understanding with Disney for Equity performers to return.