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Disney World and Disneyland to require parkgoers to put on masks indoors

A guest takes a selfie in Magic Kingdom Park at Walt Disney World Resort on July 11, 2020.

(Photo by Olga Thompson / Walt Disney World Resort via Getty Images)

Disney has changed the mask policy at its US-based theme parks to reflect new guidelines from health and government officials.

Starting Friday, the company will require all guests, regardless of vaccination status, to wear face-coverings indoors at Walt Disney World Resort in Florida and Disneyland Resort in California. Children under two years of age are exempt from this mandate.

The policy change comes as Covid cases continue to rise in the US. On Wednesday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reversed course and Recommended that fully vaccinated individuals wear masks again indoors in places with high Covid transmission rates. This Hot spots include states like California and Florida.

Disney has updated its safety guidelines in line with local health regulations since the pandemic began, both domestically and internationally. Most recently, the company required proof of a Covid vaccination or a negative Covid test before entering its Paris amusement park according to French guidelines.