Following new CDC guidance, Universal Orlando Resort will encourage but not require guests to wear face coverings at all indoor locations across the resort, according to WFTV 9.
- Universal Orlando Resort is encouraging all guests “to follow CDC guidelines and local directives to wear face coverings while indoors across our destination.”
- Additionally, all Team Members will be required to wear face coverings while working in indoor guest areas.
- Team Members will also be required to continue to practice social distancing.
- These changes to the policy will take effect on Saturday, July 31.
Other policy changes:
- This news comes hours after both Walt Disney World and Disneyland resorts announced that they would both be reinstating their face covering policies for guests at all indoor locations.
- The policies will return to both resorts effective tomorrow, Friday, July 30.
- The decision was made in response to a press conference by the Centers for Disease Control on July 27th, which stated that anyone in a high-infection area should wear a face covering at public indoor locations, regardless of vaccination status.
- Before the CDC’s announcement, Orange County, FL Mayor Jerry Demings asked businesses to require face coverings indoors.
- Earlier today, the California Department of Public Health made a statewide recommendation for wearing face masks indoors.