If you’re heading to Disneyland Resort soon, there’s an important face mask policy update you need to know about.
Things have continued to change over time when it comes to the COVID-19 pandemic. We’ve seen health and safety rules updated, changes made in various spots regarding mask mandates, and updates regarding the Omicron variant and one of its subvariants. Recently, Disney announced a mask rule change for Disney World and now Disneyland is seeing some changes too.
Disney has announced that starting on February 17th, face masks will only be required for unvaccinated guests in indoor locations. In other words, starting on February 17th, face masks will become optional indoors for those who are fully vaccinated. Outdoors, face coverings will be optional for all guests.
Note, however, that masks will be required for ALL guests (including fully vaccinated guests) in certain indoor settings, including Disney shuttles and in health settings like First Aid.
Again, this change goes into effect on February 17th. Through February 16th, 2022, Disneyland’s current face mask rules will remain in effect. Under the current rule “Face coverings are required for all Guests (ages 2 and up) in all indoor locations, regardless of vaccination status. This includes upon entering and throughout many attractions and in enclosed transportation vehicles, including shuttles and buses.”
You can see more about Disneyland’s mask policies below in terms of what masks are and are not allowed.
This change comes on the same day as Disney announced a similar policy change in Disney World, and just a few days after Universal Orlando made a change in its mask policy. Additionally, the indoor mask mandate that was established by California state officials lasts through February 15th and will officially be over on February 16th.
Here are some essential terms you’ll need to know about. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention defines someone to be “fully vaccinated” a certain period of time after they’ve received their primary series of a COVID-19 vaccine.
When it comes to the CDC’s mask recommendations, you can read more about that here and see the screenshot below. The CDC recommends that even those who are “up to date” with their COVID-19 vaccines (meaning they’ve received all recommended COVID-19 vaccines, including booster doses when eligible) wear a mask “indoors in public [when] in an area of substantial or high transmission” to “maximize protection and prevent possibly spreading COVID-19 to others.”
Additionally, the CDC recommends that those who are 2 years old or older and are not “up to date” with their COVID-19 vaccines wear a mask indoors in public.
Orange County, California, which is where Disneyland is located, is in the “high” transmission category. That means the CDC does recommend that everyone in the county wear a mask in public, indoor settings.
Looking for more COVID-19 information ahead of your next trip? Check out our links below.
- See a full list of travel restrictions and border closures due to Omicron
- Free COVID-19 at-home tests are now available
- See where and how to get free N95 face masks in the U.S.
- In case you missed it: travel mask mandates have been extended in the U.S.
The situation with COVID-19 continues to change and develop. We’ll keep an eye out for more updates. Check back for the latest info.
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