Walt Disney World guests will no longer be able to eat while the walk, according to an update in the theme park's new face mask policy.
Despite the surging number of COVID-19 cases in Florida, Walt Disney World reopened last week with new safety measures, including a face mask requirement for visitors and cast members. Visitors are required to bring their own masks, and they must be made with at least two layers of breathable material, fully cover the nose and mouth and secure under the chin, fit snugly against the side of the face, and be secured with ties or ear loops.
Under the policy, guests are allowed to remove their face masks while they eat or swim. They still are, but Disney World recently tightened its face covering requirement in a new policy update: "You may remove your face covering while actively eating or drinking, but you should be stationary and maintain appropriate physical distancing," the website reads. So visitors won't be able to eat or drink on their way to their next ride.
Disney World has a new policy that’s being heavily enforced today. Guests must be 🚫stationary🚫 to remove their mask to eat or drink now, throughout property. This is a brand new addition to the policy. Until yesterday, guests could remove masks to eat or drink while walking.
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According to an Instagram post by the Disney Food Blog, the updated policy was seen on signs at Disney over the weekend. The photo shows a sign with similar wording as the update on Disney World's website. It reads: "Face coverings are to be worn at all times except when actively eating or drinking while stationary and physically distancing."
Along with face masks, Disney World has implemented a number of new protocols amid the pandemic, some of which include temperature checks, socially distanced lines, and reduced capacity in the park and on rides.
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