Starting July 30, all Disney parks will require all guests to wear masks indoors, regardless of their vaccination status.
Parkgoers who want to visit Disneyland and California Adventure this summer will now have to wear masks indoors regardless of their vaccination status. Visitors who are two years old or younger are exempt from this rule.
The company has been keeping its safety policies up to date with the latest national mandates since the start of the pandemic and has recently updated its regulations to require all visitors to wear masks indoors starting on Friday, July 30. These apply to all domestic Disney theme parks both in Florida and California.
“Beginning July 30, face coverings are required for all Guests (ages 2 and up) while indoors and in Disney buses, monorail and Disney Skyliner, regardless of vaccination status. This includes upon entering and throughout all attractions. Face coverings remain optional for all Guests in outdoor common areas” reads the website.
Up until recently, masks were completely optional in most park areas for guests who had been fully vaccinated. However, with the recent spike in COVID cases across the country, the company has decided to backtrack on its mask regulations.
Earlier this week, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention announced it was also backtracking on its mask mandate and is now recommending that fully vaccinated people begin wearing masks indoors once again in places with high Covid transmission rates.
Meanwhile, The California Department of Public Health updated its Guidance for Face Coverings yesterday, adding a new recommendation for “universal masking indoors statewide.” A recommendation is not a mandate, so masking up is not being enforced, but things may change among different counties in the coming days and weeks.