Disney Shortens Cast Member Isolation Period Following Positive COVID-19 Test to Align With CDC Guidelines

    Disney World has updated its Cast Member COVID-19 policies to reflect a shorter isolation time following a positive COVID-19 test. The updated policy, which shortens isolation from 10 days to 5 days, follows recently updated Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines.

    Here’s what the CDC said about their revised guidelines:

    Given what we currently know about COVID-19 and the Omicron variant, CDC is shortening the recommended time for isolation from 10 days for people with COVID-19 to 5 days, if asymptomatic, followed by 5 days of wearing a mask when around others. The change is motivated by science demonstrating that the majority of SARS-CoV-2 transmission occurs early in the course of illness, generally in the 1-2 days prior to onset of symptoms and the 2-3 days after.

    Therefore, people who test positive should isolate for 5 days and, if asymptomatic at that time, they may leave isolation if they can continue to mask for 5 days to minimize the risk of infecting others.
    CDC Press Release

    No policies have changed for guests at this time.

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