Reports are coming in that state essential Walt Disney World Cast Members — those who are still reporting to work each day during the current pandemic — are now reportedly allowed to wear face masks while at work.
Essential Cast Members include security guards, animal caretakers, and others. These Cast Members who are deemed as essential are now reportedly allowed to wear face masks while performing their duties on the job.
The reports of the face mask guidelines coincide with the recent CDC recommendations, which state that individuals should wear face masks or other cloth face coverings in order to slow the spread of the current global pandemic. The official CDC website states:
CDC recommends wearing cloth face coverings in public settings where other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain (e.g., grocery stores and pharmacies), especially in areas of significant community-based transmission.
More On Disney Parks and Temporary Park Closures
Though we are unsure as of when the Walt Disney World Resort will reopen to the public, we do know that all United States based and non-essential Cast Members and employees will go on furlough beginning on April 19. You can read more about this here.
We also just found out that the Disney Internship & Programs will be temporarily suspended beginning on April 18. You can read more about this here.
Inside the Magic also recently reported that Disney is continuing to make changes and cancel previously made reservations for April and select dates in May due to the temporary park closures. You can read more about the cancellations here.
Here at Inside the Magic, we know The Walt Disney Company is doing everything they can to keep their guests’ and Cast Members’ safety in mind and as their number 1 priority during this unfortunate time. We want to remind everyone to please stay home and stay safe. Take all of the safety precautions and follow the CDC guidelines, including social distancing, remaining six feet apart from others, covering your mouth when sneezing or coughing, wiping down doorknobs and door handles, and washing your hands.