Union Agreement Gives Sneak Peek Into Guest and Cast Member Safety Measures To Be Implemented When the Theme Parks Reopen (Mandatory Face Masks, Plexiglass Barriers, and More)

According to a Facebook post by a prominent Walt Disney World Cast Member union, Disney has promised several protections to Cast Members when they are called back to work.

Unite Here Central Florida took to Facebook to outline several of the safety measures Disney will put in place when they reopen Disney Springs and the Disney theme parks. While we already know what Disney is doing in Shanghai Disneyland, this agreement is specifically focused on Walt Disney World.

According to the post, Disney has promised to make masks for guests and Cast Members mandatory. Disney CEO Bob Chapek has already said that it’s very likely that guests will be required to wear masks, but this agreement ensures it.

Other protections include checking guest temperatures, plexiglass dividers at the registers, and contactless payments that will have guests swiping their own credit cards. Disney will ensure that high traffic areas are cleaned more often and that there will be increased sanitization and hand washing stations around property.

For Cast Members, Disney will provide three washable masks, training, and thermometers. In addition, Disney will give Cast Members two weeks of paid sick leave if they contract COVID-19 and they will not face any discipline.

As of publish time, the Walt Disney World theme parks remain closed indefinitely, but Disney Springs will begin a phased reopening on May 20th.

Disney hasn’t made an official statement on the matter, but the agreement has been finalized according to the Union.

As always, keep checking back with us here at BlogMickey.com for the latest Disney Parks news and photos. We’ll continue to bring you news and photos, where possible, through the Disney Parks closure due to Coronavirus (COVID-19) and will resume our normal coverage once the parks reopen to guests, whenever that may be!

Mike is the owner and writer for BlogMickey.com. Visiting the parks daily allows him to keep up with the latest Disney news, reviews, and photos from around the Disney Parks

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