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Walt Disney World confirms new mask policy for those who get COVID-19 vaccine

Walt Disney World in Florida shared its new policy for those who get the COVID-19 vaccine

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Cars drive under a sign greeting visitors near the entrance to Walt Disney World, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla.

In this Thursday, July 2, 2020, file photo, cars drive under a sign greeting visitors near the entrance to Walt Disney World, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. Walt Disney World in Florida shared its new policy for those who get the COVID-19 vaccine.

John Raoux, Associated Press

Walt Disney World in Florida recently updated its face mask policy to include new details for those who have received the COVID-19 vaccine.

What does it say?

Disney World said in its new guidance that face masks will be required for those who receive the vaccine.

  •  ”Face coverings are required for all Guests (ages 2 and up) and Cast Members, including those who have received a COVID-19 vaccine.”
  • “Please bring your own face coverings and wear them at all times, except when dining or swimming,” Disney said on its website.

However, Disney said you can remove your mask “while actively eating or drinking, but you must be stationary and maintain appropriate physical distancing.”

Context

The new Disney policy is similar to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s guidance, which calls for people who get the two doses of the COVID-19 to still avoid close contact with others and still wear face masks, according to Yahoo! News.

  • “Not enough information is currently available to say if or when CDC will stop recommending that people wear masks and avoid close contact with others to help prevent the spread of the virus that causes COVID-19,” the CDC’s website said. “Experts need to understand more about the protection that COVID-19 vaccines provide in real-world conditions before making that decision.”

One more note

Per The Orlando Sentinel, Universal plans to keep its face mask policy in place for people who get the COVID-19 vaccine.