Universal has just announced another update to their face masks policy. Previously we reported when Universal Orlando Resort lifted their mask restrictions to allow Guests the option of not wearing their masks when outdoors, but requiring face masks to enter an attraction or enter an indoor location.
Now, Universal has stated that no masks will be required for Guest visiting the Resort who are fully vaccinated. Here are the details, and when this new rule goes into effect.
The updated policy reads:
Updated Safety Guidelines
In accordance with CDC guidelines, face coverings are no longer required for fully vaccinated guests, indoors or outdoors. While we do not require proof of vaccination, we do expect those who are not fully vaccinated to wear face coverings while indoors. We encourage all guests to keep a safe distance between travel parties, and we remain focused on maintaining the highest cleanliness and sanitization standards.
Here are the latest safety updates for your visit.
- Face coverings are no longer required for fully vaccinated guests
- We do not require proof of vaccinations
- Guests who are not fully vaccinated are still expected to wear face coverings while indoors
- We encourage all guests to keep a safe distance between travel parties
- We remain focused on maintaining the highest cleanliness and sanitization standards
This is the second major announcement coming out of Universal Orlando Resort this week, as recently Universal just increased the base hourly wage for all of its Team Members to $15 an hour. You can read more details about that news here.
Universal’s new masks policy for fully vaccinated Guests visiting the Resort will go into effect on May 29. Universal has stated that this change is based on new guidance from the CDC, and that they will not require proof of vaccination. They go on to state they expect Guests to comply with this new policy and continue to wear masks indoors if they are not vaccinated.
Team Members are confirmed to still wear masks onstage out of what Universal is calling, “an abundance of caution”. However, when Team Members are backstage, if they are fully vaccinated they will be able to remove their masks.
You can read all of Universal Orlando Resorts’ health and safety guidelines before you visit the theme park here.
What do you think of this new update to Universal Orlando’s face mask policy? Let us know in the comments!