Disneyland Employees May Be Required to Wear Face Masks Regardless of Disney’s Decision

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It is not known what the Disney Parks will be like when they finally reopen following the current pandemic. However, following a new rule to be enacted in Orange County, it seems Disneyland employees may be required to wear a mask regardless of whatever the Walt Disney Company’s decision is on the matter.

Beginning Friday, April 24, workers at all grocery, drug store, gas station, and other retail outlets will be required to wear a mask or face covering when interacting with the public throughout all of Orange County.

Disneyland Sleeping Beauty Castle
Credit: ITM

According to OC Register, the new order was passed Tuesday, April 21, 3-2 by Orange County supervisors and follows in line with a number of other cities who are already exercising the order, including Costa Mesa, Irvine and Santa Ana. All of which–are mandating the rule in an effort to help prevent the spread of the pandemic.

These listed cities also mandate or recommend that customers should wear something to cover their mouth and nose in stores or when interacting with workers.

As we’ve previously reported, there has been question if changes will come to the Disney Parks upon their reopening, including whether or not Disney Cast Members will have to undergo new training prior to the reopening of the Disney Parks to accommodate new state or county regulations put in place due to the pandemic.

Retraining cast members
Credit: ITM Reporter Lindsey Paris

In addition to the idea of new training measures for Cast Members, there has also been the question of new cleaning procedures, ride/attraction capacities, park guest capacities within theme parks, and also the potential temperature screenings of guests prior to gaining admittance into the parks–a possible preventative measure discussed by Bob Iger, Executive Chairman of The Walt Disney Company, in a recent interview.

“Just as we now do bag checks for everybody that goes into our parks, it could be that at some point we add a component of that that takes people’s temperatures, as a for-instance,” said Iger.

At this time, Disney has not commented on the reopening of any of the Disney Parks.

What are your thoughts on Disneyland Cast Members being required to wear masks upon the reopening of the Disneyland Resort parks? Let us know in the comments!  

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