Universal Orlando Resort will no longer require guests to wear a face covering in outdoor areas effective tomorrow (Saturday, May 15). This news comes after Orange County Mayor Jerry Demings announced that the county has reached the 50% vaccination threshold.

  • After the CDC announced yesterday that vaccinated individuals would no longer need to wear masks, Universal Orlando became one of the first major theme parks to announce a change to their face covering policy.
  • The Universal Orlando website now offers the following guidelines regarding face coverings:
    • Face coverings are not mandatory outdoors. Guests are required to wear face coverings while at indoor locations, indoor hotel public areas and at all attractions when visiting Universal Orlando Resort, including those who have received a COVID-19 vaccine. Face coverings are available for purchase online, as well as at select merchandise locations in City Walk and the theme parks. Children under the age of three are not required to wear face coverings during their visit.
  • This rule change will take effect on Saturday, May 15.
  • It is important to note that guests will still be required to wear face coverings while in indoor locations like attractions, queues and hotel public areas. This applies to all guests, even those who have already received the COVID-19 vaccine.
  • Social distancing guidelines still apply in all cases throughout Universal Orlando Resort.
  • Orange County, the home of both Universal Orlando and Walt Disney World Resort, offered an update on COVID-19 today, during which Mayor Demings said that 50% of the county’s population (ages 16 and up) have now received at least one dose of the vaccine.
  • This crosses the county into phase 2 of their plan to ease their mask mandate.
  • You can watch the full Orange County update below:

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