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Find out Walt Disney World masks regulations for vaccinated and unvaccinated guests.
What are the current Walt Disney World masks rules? [updated June 2021]
“While face coverings are required for all Guests while in Disney buses, monorail, and Disney Skyliner, they are now optional in most areas for Guests who are fully vaccinated. While we do not require proof of vaccination, we expect Guests who are not fully vaccinated to continue wearing face coverings in all indoor locations and upon entering and throughout all attractions and transportation except ferry boats.”
What Did CDC Director Walensky Say About Masks for the Vaccinated?
Dr. Walensky said that fully vaccinated individuals “can shed [their] mask” except in special circumstances.
“You can shed your mask.” – Dr. Walensky
In an interview with Rachel Maddow of CNBC, Dr. Walensky added the following:
- “If you are vaccinated, you are less likely to shed the virus to others.”
- “Now is time to make those efforts to start getting comfortable [not wearing your mask].”
- “It is safe for you as the vaccinated person [you’re 95-97% protected from disease]; it’s not safe for the unvaccinated person especially if they are not putting on their mask [to be in close contact].”
- “Our guidance updated on this several weeks ago. You do not need to test if you’re fully vaccinated and have been exposed. However, you do need to test if you’re full vaccinated and have symptoms.”
- Policies about transit, childcare, etc., will be looked at and revised [possibly] in the next few weeks.
- The Pfizer vaccine is now approved for children 12+.
- “We have to treat [children 0-12] as unvaccinated so yes those children still do have to wear a mask to protect themselves.”
“We have to treat [children 0-12] as unvaccinated so yes those children still do have to wear a mask to protect themselves.” – Dr. Walensky, CDC
And of course, be sure to follow all State and local rules.
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