Disneyland Cast Members learned on Friday, August 7, that they will receive a care kit when they return to work and what that kit will include.
Disneyland Resort shared a video on its official Cast and Community Instagram Account with the caption:
“Cast members when the time comes to return back to work, you’ll receive a care kit including company-issued face coverings, hand sanitizer, a thermometer, and cast resources. Here’s what to look for when you pick yours up.”
Disneyland Cast Members will now receive face masks, a thermometer, hand sanitizer, and cast resource material.
Disneyland Resort Ambassadors also shared their own video confirming this news saying,
Cast members when the time comes to return back to work, you’ll receive a care kit including company-issued face coverings, hand sanitizer, a thermometer, and cast resources. Here to show you what to look for is Disney Ambassador Rafa.
Check it out:
While Disney remains mum on when the Disneyland Resort will reopen–including Walt Disney Company Executives during the quarterly earnings call on Tuesday, August 4–this care package announcement creates hope that the Anaheim resort is at least inching closer to reopening Disneyland park and Disney California Adventure park. Both theme parks and resort hotels were originally scheduled to reopen mid-July, but that reopening was–and still is–delayed indefinitely.
As of now, Disneyland Resort’s shopping and dining district, Downtown Disney, is the only area that is open so far. And Cast Members elsewhere all the while have still been preparing for that reopening, sharing their confidence the new policies and excitement to have the magic return.
But when Disneyland’s reopening was delayed, one of the biggest concerns revolved around safety. Cast Members even went so far as to organize protests in the name of safety.
Disney has always stated that safety is their top priority, and Disney Parks Chief Medical Officer Dr. Pamela Hymel stated, “We’re taking a multi-pronged approach to our reopening, after considering the guidance of various governmental authorities and health agencies, including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and recommendations from our team of health and safety experts. We’re also actively working with industry groups and research universities to discuss best practices.”
While Disney and Cast Member Unions have reached agreements on reopening protocols, furloughs, and the recalling process, there is still no word on a safety agreement. But, perhaps, this video is meant to show that some employee demands are being met.