Orange County Task Force Discusses Guidelines to Reopening Hotels & Theme Parks

The Orange County (Florida) Economic Recovery Task Force discussed initial plans when it comes to reopening the state following the coronavirus on Tuesday.

The group of more than 50 health, business, tourism and government officials laid out a plan which includes guidelines and mandates for hotels and theme parks.

Large Theme Park Guidelines:

  • Tape marking 6 feet apart in attraction & other queues
  • Staff to regularly wipe down surfaces at random
  • Phases 1&2: Staff who are 65+ encouraged to stay home

Large Theme Park Mandates:

  • Limit housekeeping services in an effort to minimize employee / staff exposure
  • Promote mobile check-in
  • Housekeeping only cleans upon request, or when a guest leaves
  • Allow employees to work from home if possible
  • Only deliver room service to guests’ door
  • Provide self-parking
  • Promote social distancing
  • Increase cleaning and sanitation service through cleaning companies
  • Phases 1&2: Staff 65+ should stay home

During Phase 1 of the reopening, hotels are encouraged to:

  • All employees must wear facemasks
  • Touchless hand sanitizer at each ticketing entry and turnstiles
  • Touchless hand sanitizer at each attraction entrance and exit
  • Temperature checks for staff prior to shift start time (anyone with temperature over 100.4° must go home)
  • All employees with flu-like symptoms advised to stay home
  • Wipe down railings and surfaces randomly
  • Phase 1: 50% capacity
  • Phase 2: 75% capacity

Mandates for hotels include:

  • All employees required to wear facemasks
  • Hand sanitizer at entry points
  • Employees with flu-like symptoms must stay home
  • Front desk employees to sanitize on regular basis
  • Consistent cleaning of all guest areas
  • Front desk to utilize sneeze guards
  • Remove all guest service items in rooms (glassware, coffee cups, etc.)
  • Mini bars will not be stocked
  • Do not offer self food services
  • Space pool furniture according to distancing guidelines
  • Pool gates & chairs to be sanitized regularly
  • Door handles, elevator buttons and railings to be sanitized regularly
  • Remove coffee makers from rooms
  • Remove guest collateral items, except those for single use
  • Sanitize guest keys after each use
  • Sanitize bell carts after each use
  • Phases 1&2: Promote social distancing for all staff

You can watch the whole meeting here:

Walt Disney World has been closed since mid-March due to the coronavirus pandemic.

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