In the weeks leading up to the planned phased reopening of Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, California, there has been some major concern about the health and safety of both Cast Members and guests alike returning to the parks with large crowds. Even a petition was formed with signatures from Disney fans and Cast Members to reconsider opening at a later date.
In a recent update, it is clear that Disney is working hard to make sure that there is detailed protocol and procedures to protect the well being of all who will be at the parks. Below is the statement by Disneyland Resort as to what these health and safety measures are.
Enhanced Health and Safety Measures
We recognize that the COVID-19 situation is constantly evolving, which is why our reopening approach is deliberately fluid and phased, and there are many factors that are helping us determine the timing of when various aspects of our business will reopen in a responsible way. In addition to following existing state and local guidelines, which continue to evolve, we currently are working with our unions to responsibly and thoughtfully implement new health and safety measures for Cast Members. These enhanced health and safety measures include:
Enhanced Protective Measures: We will require mandatory face coverings for both Cast Members and Guests, with the addition of hand-washing stations and physical barriers, where appropriate.
Physical Distancing: We will reduce theme park capacity to enable physical distancing and add appropriate signs to help Guests move responsibly throughout the property.
Temperature Checks: All Guests will undergo temperature screenings prior to entering the Downtown Disney District or the theme parks; in addition, health screenings and temperature checks will be required daily for Cast Members.
Limited-Contact Enhancements: We are recommending cashless transactions and we will reduce Cast Member and Guest interactions with helpful technology, including the expansion of Mobile Order in our Disneyland app, Apple Pay and more.
Enhanced Cleaning and Sanitation: We will build upon our existing standards of cleaning with heightened protocols.
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