Disney has adjusted mask policies at its US-based theme parks in response to new guidelines from health and government officials.
Starting Friday, the company will require all guests, regardless of vaccination status, to wear face coverings at indoor locations at the Walt Disney World Resort in Florida and the Disneyland Resort in California. Children under the age of two are exempt from this mandate.
The policy change comes as Covid cases continue to rise in the US. On Wednesday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reversed course and advised fully vaccinated people to return to wearing masks indoors in places with high Covid transmission rates. These hotspots include states like California and Florida.
Disney has updated its safety policy in line with local health regulations, both nationally and internationally, since the start of the pandemic. Recently, the company began requiring proof of a Covid vaccination or a Covid negative test before entering the Paris-based theme park based on French guidelines.