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Custodial Cast Members Returning to Work for Disney Springs Reopening on May 20

With Disney Springs partially reopening in just a matter of days, essential Cast Members, like Custodial and Security hosts, are being called back in to ensure the first phased reopening of Walt Disney World is as clean and safe as can be.

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A custodial Cast Member at Tomorrowland in the Magic Kingdom shows a young guest how to paint with water. (This photo is from April 29, 2019––a different time.)

According to the Orlando Sentinel, nearly 120 custodians are being called back in to work for the May 20 phased reopening, with some workers set to return as early as this Friday in order to start cleaning the vast shopping, retail, and entertainment complex. Numerous restaurants, such as STK Orlando, Wine Bar George, and Wolfgang Puck Bar & Grill already have reservations available online.

Eric Clinton, president of the Unite Here 362 union, spoke up about the need for janitors in light of heightened health and safety measures: “Custodian work, as you can imagine, will become quite important.”

Disney has provided essential Cast Members throughout the closure with face masks upon request, and will continue to do so for these returning Cast Members. Guests will also be required to wear face masks throughout the property as phased reopenings continue.

If you’re currently a furloughed Custodial Cast Member, Disney is allowing temporary transfers to Disney Springs.

Source: Orlando Sentinel