Covid US: Disney World and Universal Studios in Orlando end temperature tests for visitors
Disney World and Universal Studios in Orlando have both announced that they will end their temperature tests for visitors.
In a statement, Disney said they will stop doing screenings for staff starting May 8 and guests starting May 16.
Universal has adopted the same policy on time controls, cutting their social distancing from six feet to three feet as of Thursday.
Masks are still needed in both parks, as is social distancing.
The decision was made on Monday’s announcement by Governor Ron DeSantis that he would sign an executive order to override any county or city COVID rules that are due to take effect July 1st.
Both cases of COVID-19 and the resulting death fall across Florida, data shows. Almost nine million people have received the vaccine in the Sunshine State.
Since Disney World reopened last summer, guests have been required to wear masks, observe social distancing, and undergo temperature tests. Disney Land in California reopened last week after more than a year.
Guests were told, “Anyone who reads a temperature of 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit or greater” will be directed to an additional location to re-check and provide assistance. “
‘People with temperatures of 100.4 F or more are not allowed to enter. The members of their group are also not allowed in, ”it says on the website.
However, in a statement on Wednesday, Disney said, “On the advice of the CDC and our local health authorities, we will end on-site temperature testing at Walt Disney World Resort for performers on May 8th and guests on May 16th.
“We will continue to follow the instructions of those responsible for health and safety and, above all, encourage people to get vaccinated.”
Disney World and Universal Studios in Orlando have both announced they will end their visitor temperature tests. In a statement, Disney said they will stop doing screenings for staff starting May 8 and guests starting May 16
Universal has adopted the same policy on time controls, downgrading their social distancing from six feet to three feet effective Thursday. Masks are still required in both parks, as is social distancing
Guests must still reserve tickets in advance, social distancing must be observed, and masks are still required. The capacity is also reduced.
Universal said in a statement: ‘There are no more temperature checks on entry.
‘And the social distance between tour groups is now reduced to 1 meter.
“Even so, most of our original safety protocols remain unchanged – from wearing face covers at our resort to our ongoing commitment to cleanliness and disinfection.”
Disney guests must still reserve tickets in advance, social distancing must be observed, and masks are still required. The capacity is also reduced
Last month it was reported that a Louisiana man who had booked a $ 15,000 vacation to Disney World was arrested after refusing a mandatory temperature check at the Disney Springs entrance.
The Orange County Sheriff’s office released body cam footage of the February 13 incident involving Kelly Sills, 47, of Baton Rouge.
Sills pleaded not guilty to the charge of trespassing.
According to the arrest report, Sills was confronted outside the Boathouse Restaurant in Disney Springs by Disney security forces and the Orange County Sheriff’s MPs.
According to MPs, Sills skipped the temperature screening tent and then refused to return. According to the authorities, he then ignored instructions from security guards and sheriff MPs to leave the area.
The decision was made on Monday’s announcement by Governor Ron DeSantis that he would sign an executive order to override any county or city COVID rules that are due to take effect July 1st
Both cases of COVID and death rates are falling across Florida, data shows
On Monday, Republican DeSantis said the state was “no longer in a state of emergency.” He then signed SB-2006 – a bill that would allow him to override all local regulations and ban vaccination records from July 1st.
“At this point, the people who haven’t been vaccinated are certainly not because of a lack of care or availability,” he said.
Its arrangement means that there are no more COVID rules at all in public places, including social distancing and masks.
However, private companies can choose to enforce their own rules, which was largely the case in Florida.
Florida had no nationwide mask mandate or state-imposed social distancing rules. Instead, democratic stronghold cities and counties have imposed their own rules.
DeSantis said his arrangement would allow people to finally go back to normal.
“We don’t know what’s going to happen in the future, but I think this creates a structure that I think is a little more respectful of jobs, schools and corporate personal freedom. ‘
DeSantis was at a waterfront restaurant in St. Petersburg when he signed SB-2006 – a bill that allows him to override all local rules and ban vaccination records from July 1
DeSantis said his arrangement would allow people to finally go back to normal
DeSantis also said that because so many people have now been vaccinated, telling anyone who has yet to wear a mask will undermine confidence in the vaccines themselves.
“People who say they have to monitor people at this point are saying you don’t believe in the vaccines, you don’t believe the data, you don’t believe the science,” he said.
Among those who criticized his decision was Miami Beach Mayor Dan Gelber.
‘It feels like he’s tipping the ball at the 10-yard line. He has followed political ideology more than science throughout this pandemic, ”he said.
“To be clear, cities like St. Pete, Tampa, Orlando, Miami and Miami Beach saved Florida and the governor’s bereaved relatives during this pandemic.
“Can you imagine that every town was run by Ron DeSantis?
‘How many lives would have been lost? What would our economy look like today? ‘The Mayor of St. Petersburg Rick Kriseman said in another tweet.