Disney World Cast Members go maskless indoors and can once again handle guest items including cameras

Jun 25, 2021 in "The Walt Disney Company"

Posted: Friday June 25, 2021 8:11am ET by WDWMAGIC Staff

Disney has updated its mask policy beginning today for Walt Disney World Cast Members, allowing those who are fully vaccinated to discontinue the use of face coverings, whether indoors or outdoors.

Following the similar guest policy introduced earlier in the month, Cast Members are still required to wear masks when using Disney transportation.

In addition to the new mask policy, Cast Members are also allowed to handle guest's personal items, including cameras and maps. Those Cast Members working at point-of-sale registers can also now opt out of using secondary protection, which includes the plexiglass barriers.

Disney will once again be relying on the honor system to determine who is fully vaccinated, and they will require Cast Members to sign onto the policy to remove masks.

These changes come as Disney continues to transition Walt Disney World away from the COVID-19 mitigation phase towards something approaching a normal state of operations. 

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lewisc30 minutes ago

Cruise ships don't do that much while they are embarking. Casinos aren't open. Many, maybe most, of the reductions applicable to unvaccinated passengers aren't in effect until the ship departs. FL may have issues trying to regulate cruise policies after the ship departs.

Bullseye196749 minutes ago

The difference is "asking" not requiring.

helenabear1 hour ago

That's the point. They are being treated differently for not showing proof. As far as I understand any business in FL can do the same as long as they are not bening denied entry which is what was being discussed. To clarify I am refuting asking for proof as the issue here. They can ask proof. You can say no, but you may not get same outcomes.

MickeyLuv'r1 hour ago

Actually, NIST did a detailed study on the effectiveness of masks. It is more using machines than people, but you might find it interesting. (Mind, I didn't read this particular article, but I know for certain there were other write-ups on the research that was done. I like the video on this one which comes directly from NIST. ) https://www.nist.gov/news-events/news/2021/03/study-indicates-humidity-breath-makes-cotton-masks-more-effective-slowing

danlb_20001 hour ago

Exactly, here is the relevant section of the Florida law. A business cannot deny a service or entry based on vaccination status, but this leaves to door open to applying the vaccination status in other ways, like charging more if you are not vaccinated. "A business entity, as defined in s. 768.38 to include 1123 any business operating in this state, may not require patrons or 1124 customers to provide any documentation certifying COVID-19 1125 vaccination or post-infection recovery to gain access to, entry 1126 upon, or service from the business operations in this state."

Andrew C1 hour ago

This provides a bit of detail for the US ones. first few minutes.

disneygeek901 hour ago

They’re not requiring proof to go onto the ship. They’re saying that if you voluntarily show your card you don’t have to pay proactive fees (I think) and can go in certain designated areas.

helenabear2 hours ago

So how do the cruise lines get away with it then? They absolutely are checking for vaccine cards, in Florida, before you get on a ship.

danlb_20002 hours ago

Social distancing has been around a lot longer then that... https://news.harvard.edu/gazette/story/2021/03/harvard-experts-discuss-the-history-of-social-distancing/

lewisc2 hours ago

Please don't confuse posters with facts. edited to remove references to politicians. Consider it a generic reference to posters and commentators who ignore facts or make up facts.

donsullivan2 hours ago

The most cluelessly unaware of reality statement I've seen in this whole thread. How about a few FACTS instead of frivolous opinion. https://www.orlandosentinel.com/coronavirus/os-ne-coronavirus-adventhealth-black-status-20210730-3wct7jquvvdtlb7w5sjr7mizfi-story.html https://www.orlandosentinel.com/coronavirus/os-ne-coronavirus-adventhealth-orange-covid-spike-7262021-20210726-kzj65db7qjf6lifihmpw2gdrrm-story.html https://www.mynews13.com/fl/orlando/news/2021/07/31/florida-breaks-record-with-more-than-21-000-new-covid-cases

trojanjustin3 hours ago

Florida is literally at its record for hospitalizations and could easily have 0% capacity in the next ten days. Please do research.

ElvisMickey3 hours ago

I will definitely agree with you on that 👍🏼

Tony the Tigger3 hours ago

Well if you and I are smart enough to figure it out, so should they.