It’s a step towards normalcy.
Walt Disney World has announced plans to phase out temperature screenings for guests and cast members at its theme parks later this month.
According to Disney, guests will no longer have their temperature taken upon park entry starting May 16th. Cast member temperature screenings will end on May 7th.
Disney has updated the health and safety protocols page on the company’s site:
“Since reopening, we have considered guidance from public health authorities, government agencies, and our own team of health and safety experts as we assess and update health and safety measures to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.
As this guidance continues to evolve, and with the support of local health and government officials, we are making some additional adjustments. Following the advice of the CDC and our local health officials, we will phase out onsite temperature screenings at Walt Disney World Resort for Cast Members beginning May 8 and Guests on May 16.
We will continue to follow the guidance of health and safety leaders going forward and most importantly encourage people to get vaccinated.”
This is one of the first major health and safety protocol updates since the parks reopened during the coronavirus pandemic in July 2020. Temperature screenings were also required at Disney Springs when the shopping and dining district reopened in May 2020.