A few yr in the past we have been all wanting ahead to 2021 because the yr when all the things was going to get again to regular. It might be the yr that we may exit and do issues that we had beforehand prevented, like go to the flicks or go to theme parks. And whereas issues definitely have improved, we’re nonetheless not “regular.” And issues have really taken a step away from that purpose at Common Orlando Resort, because the theme park vacation spot has made the choice to return to indoor masking contained in the parks and related areas.
Common Orlando Resort has introduced that, starting December 24, masks will probably be required by company and crew members alike, in all indoor areas, no matter vaccination standing. Masks sporting outdoor remains to be elective for all. Beforehand, masks sporting was not required for anyone on the resort. Learn the total assertion under.
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Whereas not particularly said, the choice for the rule change now’s possible because of the merging omicron variant of COVID-19. Many different publicly going through corporations are growing their restrictions. Broadway has begun to cancel some exhibits once more, although not fully shut down. Many corporations are merely enjoying it secure and it seems Common Orlando Resort has determined to do the identical.
The rule change with UOR merely places the resort in keeping with its important competitors over at Walt Disney World. Disney World has been requiring masks indoors, a minimum of for the unvaccinated, repeatedly by way of 2021. The state of Florida has not required that areas require masks just lately. When the state guidelines have been modified UOR did the identical, however WDW has largely adopted CDC pointers, which stopped requiring masks indoors for the vaccinated for a quick interval earlier this yr, earlier than altering its suggestion again.
No matter your opinion on the masks requirement itself, it’s troublesome to not be greater than a little bit annoyed with your entire state of affairs if just for the inconsistency of all of it. Between state pointers and CDC suggestions it appears that evidently each place, and thus each theme park, has totally different guidelines. Masks have been required indoors beforehand at Walt Disney World however not at Common Orlando. You would decide your park based mostly in your emotions on masks in case you needed
Over in California, the place guidelines are tighter throughout the board, masks have been required indoors each at Disneyland and Common Studios Hollywood. Nonetheless, because of a county rule, you is likely to be requested for proof of vaccination at USH, although that gained’t occur at Disneyland.
As one would possible anticipate, this announcement has been met with all kinds of responses, each optimistic and adverse. Many are applauding Common Orlando for taking this step, others are annoyed with what they consider is an pointless precaution. There are offended individuals asking about refunds on Twitter, claiming they have been solely visiting Common because of the lack of masks necessities.
I don’t know the way many individuals have been making theme park plans based mostly on masks guidelines alone, however now, if there’s an upside to all this, it’s that each main Florida resorts now have the identical guidelines. How lengthy that may proceed to be the case is unclear.