Disney has updated their face mask policy yet again. Now, guests are not allowed to wear masks that have valves and/or holes.
Disney World’s policy regarding face coverings states:
Face coverings are required for all Guests (ages 2 and up) and Cast Members. 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.
All face coverings (whether disposable or reusable) must:
- Be made with at least two layers of breathable material
- Fully cover the nose and mouth and secure under the chin
- Fit snugly but comfortably against the side of the face
- Be secured with ties or ear loops and allow the Guest to remain hands-free
At this time, based on guidance from health authorities, neck gaiters, open-chin triangle bandanas, and face coverings containing valves, mesh material or holes of any kind are not acceptable face coverings.
Costume masks are also not considered appropriate and are prohibited from being worn, in alignment with our existing rules.
The use of face coverings is not a substitute for physical distancing.”
NEW: Disney has clarified its policy for face coverings to officially ban masks with valves and/or holes:
“At this time, neck gaiters, open-chin triangle bandanas, and face coverings containing valves, mesh material or holes of any kind are not acceptable face coverings.” pic.twitter.com/FCydnkN5xe
— Scott Gustin (@ScottGustin) July 26, 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic has caused businesses, including Disney, to remain fluid with their reopening guidelines and policies. I’m sure this will not be the last policy update or clarification from Disney.