Disney Bans Eating and Drinking While Walking to Ensure Guests Wear Masks
“You may remove your face covering while actively eating or drinking, but you should be stationary and maintain appropriate physical distancing.”
On July 11, Disney World finally reopened to visitors after closing its doors for nearly four months due to the coronavirus pandemic. At the time, park officials introduced new health guidelines for guests and cast members to ensure everyone’s safety. But now, it appears the park is tweaking those rules to close a potentially dangerous loophole.
“Face coverings are required for all guests (ages two and up) and cast members,” Disney explained on its new health guidelines page. “Please bring your own face coverings and wear them at all times, except when dining or swimming.”
“You may remove your face covering while actively eating or drinking, but you should be stationary and maintain appropriate physical distancing,” the website added.
To make it even more clear, Disney offered the following rules on what constitutes an appropriate face covering while visiting the park. It must be “made with at least two layers of breathable material,” and “fully cover the nose and mouth and secure under the chin.” That means it must “fit snugly, but comfortably, against the side of the face” and be “secured with ties or ear loops and allow the guest to remain hands-free.” Sorry, everyone, but bandanas are out.
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