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Disney Is Now Requiring That Cast Members Be Vaccinated

Earlier this week we shared the news that Orange County is under a new state of emergency due to the rise of COVID-19 infections. Shortly after the state of emergency, Walt Disney World announced they will require masks for ALL guests (even those vaccinated) while indoors. The updated mask policy began today, July 30. Now, we’re learning that Disney has sent a message to their Cast Members stating that they are now requiring Cast Members be vaccinated.

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As shared via Scott Gustin Twitter: “BREAKING: Disney has informed employees and Cast Members the company is “now requiring that all salaried and non-union hourly employees in the U.S. working at any of our sites be fully vaccinated.”

Gustin goes on to share, “Employees not yet vaccinated will have 60 days to complete protocols. Any employees working from home will be required to provide proof of vaccination before returning to work (with certain exceptions).”

What are your thoughts? Should Disney be requiring Cast Members be vaccinated? We’ll keep you posted as we learn more about this breaking news.

About Mike and Jamie Sylvester

We are Disney nerds. Two kids at heart who love the magic and the memories of Walt Disney World! We follow all things Disney and have great experiences with Disney Vacation Club and runDisney events in particular. We enjoy the vacations, day trips, weekend getaways, and geek out over the planning of such events. From lodging to dining we have a spreadsheet for every occasion. Mike’s frivolous Disney goal is to acquire a magic band of every style while Jamie’s goal is to experience as many Disney desserts as possible. There isn’t a day that passes without some discussion of the master plan of our next trip to the happiest place on earth. Most people think we’re normal – until they travel to Disney with us. We have been married for 18 years and are blessed with a daughter and a son who have already learned the importance of planning ahead! As a family, we thoroughly enjoy the magic and the memories at Walt Disney World and are here to help others experience the magic as well.