BREAKING: As of tomorrow, Universal Orlando Resort will no longer require guests to wear masks outdoors
After Orange County’s Mayor Jerry Demings announced moments ago that the county would no longer require masks outdoors, Universal Orlando Resort immediately followed suit and changed its policy to no longer require guests to wear masks outdoors. The policy will take effect on Saturday, May 15th.
That news just appeared and very few details have been released so far, but the new policy will actually start tomorrow. It is expected that guests will continue to be required to wear face coverings in indoor spaces such as queues, shops, restaurants, and more.
To update: Universal Orlando made changes to its website to reflect the changes.
The resort has confirmed that masks will continue to be required at all indoor locations, in queues for attractions and during the attraction experience, even if the queue or attraction is partially or fully outdoors. It will still require three feet of physical distance, a change that only went into effect 8 days ago. The full, updated face coverage policy reads:
- Face covering is not mandatory outdoors.
- Face-covering is still required in all indoor areas, including shops and restaurants.
- Face covering is required at all attractions – from the start of the queue to the end of the experience.
- Guests are still required to provide their own face covering.
- The social distance between tour groups is still 1 meter.
We will keep updating this post as more information is released.