It’s a vaxxed world after all.
Not 24 hours after the CDC announced the new no-mask normal, Disney World has announced on its blog that it will be easing up on COVID-19 restrictions by making "gradual adjustments" throughout its parks, including phasing out temperature checks across the chain.
In light of the most recent CDC guidelines, temperature screenings will be reduced for visitors in the coming weeks, though the now familiar six-feet distancing rules will continue to apply in indoor areas like restaurants and shops.
Temperature checks had already begun being phased out for park cast members, though cast members and visitors over the age of two are still required to wear masks, with exceptions for "actively eating, drinking, or taking an outdoor photo."
Visitor parties of 10 or more are asked to split up into smaller groups, and barriers will remain in some areas to encourage social distancing.
Some masking, distancing, and temperature screenings remain in place at "some locations at Walt Disney World Resort, including the Walt Disney World theme parks and the Disney Springs area."
According to the Orlando Resort’s site, “You will be required to undergo a temperature screening with no-touch thermometers before entry to some locations at Walt Disney World Resort, including the Walt Disney World theme parks and the Disney Springs area.”
Disney World isn’t the only theme park navigating changing COVID-19 guidance.
Universal Orlando Resort recently announced that visitors with temperatures of 100.4 or above will not be permitted in, nor will anyone in their party, reports People.
However, Universal has completely ditched temperature checks at entry to its parks, and the social distancing requirement there has been reduced to three feet.
Always check various parks’ websites for COVID-19 restriction updates.