Coronavirus: Union Outlines Safety Protections for Disney Cast Members

Unite Here, a union representing 38,000 cast members, says the Service Trades Council Union came to an agreement Wednesday night about allowing cast members to return to work.

According to Unite Here, the deal provides many safety protections and benefits regarding a return to work. Some of those things are:

  • Ensuring that anyone who contracts COVID-19 will have paid time off to quarantine.
  • Cast Members will be trained on how to conduct self-assessments regarding symptoms of COVID-19 at home.
  • Disney will provide a thermometer to anyone who requests one.
  • Cast who have COVID-19 symptoms can call in free of attendance discipline.

Additional safety procedures put in place by the Company include: masks for Guests and Cast are mandatory (Cast will be provided 3 masks), social distancing practices, training at multiple levels on safety, plastic barriers at all cash registers, increased cleaning in high traffic areas, touchless transactions at cash registers, increased sanitation and hand washing stations across property, monthly worker safety meetings, and guest temperature checks at property.

Unite Here says STCU will share additional information as it becomes available.

Disney cast members are expected back at work at Disney Springs next week, when they portion of Walt Disney World starts to reopen.

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