Tokyo Disney Resort Cast Members Allowed to Wear Protective Masks as Precaution for Coronavirus Outbreak

As the Coronavirus situation unfolds across Asia, precautions to prevent the spread of disease have been strengthened. After the temporary closure of both Shanghai Disneyland and Hong Kong DIsneyland, Tokyo Disney Resort remains the only operating resort in Asia. And with the popularity of Chinese tourism to Japan, the country is gearing up to ward off the spread of disease. According to multiple Tweets, Cast Members at the Tokyo Disney Resort will be allowed to wear sick masks on stage from tomorrow, January 28th.

Translation: From tomorrow, Disney Cast will be allowed to wear sick masks to work. I don’t fault them if they do.

Translation: Permission for Tokyo Disney Resort Cast to wear masks has been granted from 1/28.

Guest-facing Tokyo Disney Resort Cast Members are traditionally not allowed to wear sick masks. While sick masks are an acceptable part of Japanese daily culture, the masks could detract from theming or the Disney Look. However, Cast Member and Guest health and safety are first and foremost. There are no plans to close Tokyo Disney Resort at this time.

As of the evening of January 27th (Japanese Standard Time), four cases have been confirmed in the country.

We can only hope that the situation doesn’t worsen much further. If you’re planning travel to Tokyo Disney Resort or other areas in Asia, please exercise caution. Wear a mask, wash your hands as often as possible, and take all precautions necessary. Be sure to stay tuned to WDWNT as this situation unfolds. And keep your eyes on a trusted world news source for more detailed information regarding the virus.

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