The Walt Disney World Resort has reached an agreement with a coalition of unions representing many of its cast members over new safety procedures at the resort. The procedures detail the new safety rules that Disney's visitors will face when they return to the resort and its theme parks.
The agreement with the Service Trades Council Union will require all visitors to wear masks when visiting the Disney theme parks, as well as subject them to temperature screening before they are allowed to enter. The same requirements will apply to Disney's cast members, who will be screened when they report for work.
In addition, Disney will install clear plastic barriers at its cash registers, as we're seeing installed at many groceries around the country. The agreement also calls for touchless transactions to minimize the transmission risk to both visitors and employees. (So be prepared to set up your phone for payments before visiting Disney, if you don’t have a Magic Band.)
As expected, Disney's employees will get training on social distancing procedures. And the agreement calls for more frequent cleaning of high-traffic areas around the resort as well as the installation of additional hand-washing and hand-sanitizing stations.
The agreement does not include any information on a potential reopening date for Walt Disney World's theme parks, which remain closed until further notice. Disney World's Disney Springs shopping and dining area begins its phased reopening on Wednesday.Tweet
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