Guests who have been completely vaccinated against COVID-19 will no longer be required to wear masks indoors or outside at Universal Orlando, the company has announced.
The change comes nearly two months after Universal Orlando reinstated the requirement for all guests and crew members when the Omicron variety caused a spike in COVID cases in Florida.
Visitors who have not been completely vaccinated are recommended to use facial coverings when wandering around the parks.
Universal Orlando team members who are properly vaccinated will no longer be required to wear a mask onstage, backstage, indoors or outdoors as of Saturday, according to an email from the business. Team members who have not been vaccinated will still be required to wear a mask at all times while on the property.
The resort stated that the change was made in response to local trends. The Florida Department of Health recorded 132,622 new COVID cases as of last Friday.
Universal Orlando brought back the mask requirement in December saying: “The health and safety of our guests and team members is always our top priority. As a result, face coverings will now be required, effective Friday, Dec. 24, at all public indoor locations within Universal Orlando Resort for both guests and team members regardless of vaccination status – including restaurants, shops, and indoor hotel public areas. Face coverings are also required at all attractions from the moment guests enter the queue to when they exit the experience. Based on these updates, guests are expected to bring a face covering with them for their visit.”
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