We have another incident at Walt Disney World because of the park’s face mask policy. This time, a man literally spit on a Disney security guard because the guard asked him to wear a mask.

What happened?

WESH-TV reports that a man from West Palm Beach spit on a female security guard after the security official asked the man to wear a mask.

  • The arrest report said “the male told her to leave him alone and took a step towards her and spit on her,” WESH-TV reports.
  • The man allegedly walked into the Disney World resort and onto the elevators after he spit on the security official, who wiped off her head and contacted the COVID-19 exposure hotline, per WESH-TV.
  • This has been pretty common at Disney World since the park reopened in summer 2020 and added a face mask policy.
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The face mask policy at Disney World has created adverse reactions. For example, a mostly maskless family allegedly attacked an older man at Walt Disney World just before Halloween after the two groups got into a fight, The Orlando Sentinel reports.

Disney World asked a family to change their face masks back in August 2020 because they weren’t wearing the right kind, which I wrote about for the Deseret News. Family members left to switch their masks. When they returned, one of them came back without a mask and started an argument with park officials.

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So what’s the policy?

Disney’s current policy calls for people to wear masks that “cover an individual’s nose and mouth and allow the guest to remain hands-free” and “fit snugly but comfortably against the side of the face.”

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These incidents are concerning, sure. But the Orlando Sentinel spoke to an employee at Disney World who said that between 94% to 98% of guests wear their masks correctly.

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