In an official statement, Universal Orlando says changes to Covid safety precautions will take effect beginning tomorrow, May 6.
Shortly after Walt Disney World announced that they will be phasing out temperature checks later this month, Universal Orlando released a statement about changes coming to their resort as well:
The health and safety of our guests and team members is always our top priority. We continue to review the CDC guidelines and work with local health officials as we update our health and safety protocols. Based on guidance from government and local health officials, as of Thursday, May 6, we are implementing three feet of social distancing throughout our destination and are no longer conducting temperature checks. All other existing health and safety protocols will remain in place.
Universal Orlando began changing to smaller tape-based distancing markers in recent days. Guests had noticed that in some locations the markers were placed 3 feet apart instead of 6.
In addition to floor markings, it appears that signs are being removed from sinks around the resort which used to say “do not use.”
Universal has not yet released a statement on whether or not this means the overall park capacity will be raised, but they should be able to fit more guests within attraction queues due to the change.