Masks with Valves Banned in Disney’s Updated Mask Policy

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Disney has officially updated the face mask policy for both Walt Disney World Resort and Disneyland Resort.

Reporter Scott Gustin has confirmed that in addition to neck gaiters and bandanas being banned, face masks with valves have been banned as well.

Below is the face coverings policy as it is now written on the Walt Disney World website:

Face coverings are required for all Guests (ages 2 and up) and Cast Members. Please bring your own face coverings and wear them at all times, except when dining or swimming. You may remove your face covering while actively eating or drinking, but you should be stationary and maintain appropriate physical distancing.

All face coverings (whether disposable or reusable) must:

  • Be made with at least two layers of breathable material
  • Fully cover the nose and mouth and secure under the chin
  • Fit snugly but comfortably against the side of the face
  • Be secured with ties or ear loops and allow the Guest to remain hands-free

At this time, based on guidance from health authorities, neck gaiters, open-chin triangle bandanas, and face coverings containing valves, mesh material or holes of any kind are not acceptable face coverings.

Costume masks are also not considered appropriate and are prohibited from being worn, in alignment with our existing rules.

The use of face coverings is not a substitute for physical distancing.

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The same policy applies to Disneyland Resort. While the Disneyland and Disney California Adventure theme parks are not yet open, Downtown Disney has been open since July 9.

Below is the face coverings policy as it is written on the Downtown Disney Experience Updates section of the Disneyland website:

All Guests ages 2 and older are required to bring and wear face coverings when visiting the Downtown Disney District.

All face coverings should:

  • Fully cover an individual’s nose and mouth and allow the Guest to remain hands-free
  • Fit snugly but comfortably against the side of the face
  • Be secured with ties or ear loops
  • Be made of breathable material, either disposable or reusable

At this time, neck gaiters, open-chin triangle bandanas, and face coverings containing valves, mesh material or holes of any kind are not acceptable face coverings.

Guests may remove their face covering while actively eating or drinking outside, stationary and maintaining appropriate physical distancing from others.

Costume masks are not considered appropriate and are prohibited from being worn, in alignment with our existing rules.

The use of face coverings is not a substitute for physical distancing.

We will continue to update this article as we receive more information pertaining to the official face coverings policy at Disney Parks and Resorts. We hope everyone who visits Disney property during this time remains safe and healthy and abides by the guidelines that Disney has in place for the well-being of all Guests and Cast Members.

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