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California Is Lifting Its Indoor Mask Mandate. Will Disneyland Follow?

It’s hard to believe, but we have been living with and fighting the COVID-19 pandemic for almost two years. We have seen ups and downs, with states appearing to constantly change their rules for things like dining and other indoor activities, based on the newest scientific data. While the new Omicron variant had been spreading like wildfire, things seem to have settled back down. A number of states — including California — are reporting huge drops in the number of positive cases and hospitalizations.

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Since its peak winter surge, California has seen a 65% decrease in case rates. With such a sharp decline, Governor Gavin Newsom has announced that many counties will soon be pulling back on their indoor mask mandates for vaccinated people. Los Angeles County will continue to keep its indoor mask mandate in place. Per The Orange County Register:

California will end its indoor masking requirement for vaccinated people next week but masks still are the rule for schoolchildren, state health officials announced Monday amid rapidly falling coronavirus cases.

After Feb. 15, unvaccinated people still will be required to be masked indoors, and everyone — vaccinated or not — will have to wear masks in higher-risk areas like public transit and nursing homes and other congregate living facilities, officials said. Local governments can continue their own indoor masking requirements and last week Los Angeles County’s health officials said they intend to keep theirs in place beyond the state deadline.

State officials also announced that Indoor “mega-events” with more than 1,000 people will have to require vaccinations or negative tests for those attending and those who are unvaccinated will be required to wear masks. For outdoor events with more than 10,000 people, there is no vaccination requirement but masks or negative tests are recommended.

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One of the counties that will remove its indoor mask mandate is Orange County, home of Disneyland Resort. With the mask rules ending in the county soon, that begs the question: Will Disneyland ends its indoor mask requirement?

At this time, Disneyland has not made any official change to its mask policy — and if the indoor mask policy is only applicable to vaccinated individuals, then the current rules will probably remain in place. Disneyland does not require Guests to provide proof of vaccination when entering the Resort, so if they wanted to change their mask rules, they would possibly need to require Guests to give their vaccination information.

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This is Disneyland’s current policy regarding face coverings:

Face coverings are required for all Guests (ages 2 and up) in all indoor locations, regardless of vaccination status. This includes upon entering and throughout many attractions and in enclosed transportation vehicles, including shuttles and buses. Face coverings remain optional for Guests in outdoor common areas.

While Guests will not be required to show proof of vaccination, all Guests must attest that they are aware that: 1) the State of California strongly recommends that Guests be fully vaccinated or obtain a negative COVID-19 test prior to entering the Disneyland Resort, and (2) all Guests (ages 2 and up) must wear face coverings when indoors, including on many attractions and in enclosed transportation vehicles.

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DisneyDining.com will keep readers updated should Disneyland Resort choose to change its current mask policy.

About Krysten Swensen

A born and bred New England girl living the Disney life in Southern California. I love to read, to watch The Golden Girls, and love everything to do with Disney and Universal. I also love to share daily doses of Disney on my Disney Instagram @BrazzleDazzleDisney!