Vaccinated guests still need to wear a face mask at Disney World

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As the COVID-19 vaccine is rolling out and more people are being vaccinated, you might be wondering if Disney will let up on some of the requirements for visiting the parks. That is not the case, however. At least not yet.

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At this time, the CDC recommends continuing to practice healthy behaviors while experts learn more about the protection that COVID-19 vaccines provide under real-life conditions. With that in mind, Disney will continue to require Cast Members and Guests ages 2 and up to wear face coverings at all times except when actively eating or drinking while stationary and maintaining appropriate physical distancing. Temperature checks, reduced capacity, physical distancing and increased frequency in cleaning will also continue to happen.

In addition, it’s equally important for Cast Members to continue maintaining physical distancing whenever possible, even when wearing required face coverings, and face shields as needed.

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The combination of these precautions, and guest compliance, is what enables Disney to keep the theme parks, Disney Springs and select Disney Resort Hotels open in the current environment.

Additionally, Disney has clarified that face coverings with clear panels are acceptable if they meet certain requirements. Face coverings may have an integrated transparent plastic panel to aid in viewing the wearer’s mouth. These face coverings must:

  • Be a fabric face covering featuring a solid plastic panel containing no openings that is attached to the fabric on all sides using tight knit stitching
  • Meet all other face covering requirements

So, at least for now, masks aren’t going anywhere.