AFP

Walt Disney World Resort will begin to phase out onsite temperature screenings for Cast Members beginning May 8 and guests on May 16.

The new policy, updated on the Walt Disney World website, reveals that as guidance “continues to evolve, and with the support of local health and government officials, we are making some additional adjustments”.

“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.”

“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.”

This policy change does not include Disneyland and all guests wishing to enter the resort must have a temperature screening.

“We will continue to follow the guidance of health and safety leaders going forward and most importantly encourage people to get vaccinated.”

Walt Disney World has stated that temperature screenings are required for entry to some locations at the resort including the theme parks, Disney Springs area, and table-service restaurants at the resort’s hotels.

“Based on guidance from health authorities, anyone displaying a temperature of 100.4 F or above will be directed to an additional location for rescreening and assistance.”

“Those with temperatures 100.4 F or above will not be allowed entry; those in their party will not be allowed entry either.”

“Before you leave home, be sure to check the temperatures of everyone in your party—including yourself—as an extra layer of precaution.”