Disney World updates Mask Policy to include taking off mask to eat and drink

Disney World Mask Policy

Disney has updated its mask policy for when guests can remove their face coverings at the Walt Disney World Resort.

The policy now says that guests may remove their face masks while eating or drinking but that they should not be moving or walking around with the mask off. You can see the full policy below:

“Face coverings are required for all Guests (ages 2 and up) and Cast Members. 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 should be stationary and maintain appropriate physical distancing.

All face coverings (whether disposable or reusable) must:

  • Be made with at least two layers of breathable material
  • Fully cover the nose and mouth and secure under the chin
  • Fit snugly but comfortably against the side of the face
  • Be secured with ties or ear loops and allow the Guest to remain hands-free

At this time, based on guidance from health authorities, neck gaiters and open-chin triangle bandanas are not acceptable face coverings.

Costume masks are also not considered appropriate and are prohibited from being worn, in alignment with our existing rules.

The use of face coverings is not a substitute for physical distancing.”

Guests may also remove their face coverings while in the Relaxation Stations in the parks and in their hotel rooms. This update seems to imply that it will not be ok for guests to eat or drink while in motion through the parks. You probably won’t be able to snack on a churro while walking to a ride.

What are your thoughts on this policy update?

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