Face Masks, Plexiglass Dividers, and Temperature Checks Confirmed for Disney Springs Reopening on May 20
The Hollywood Reporter recently interviewed Eric Clinton, President of the UNITE HERE Local 362 union, which represents service workers across Walt Disney World Resort. In the interview, additional details on health and safety precautions for the reopening of Disney Springs on May 20 were released, as well as new information regarding the reopening of World of Disney and other Disney-owned locations across Disney Springs.
Additional precautions will be in place for the May 20 reopening, such as the requirement of face masks for both guests and employees. Disney will provide Cast Members with three washable masks. Guests will have their temperature checked upon entry.
Throughout the complex, plexiglass dividers have been installed at registers. Guests will swipe their own payments cards, as they will no longer be handled by employees. Custodians will be retrained to focus on cleaning high-traffic, high-touch areas.
Disney has developed new global training guidelines for park employees amid the pandemic. The company will also hold monthly safety meetings, with which the union will be involved.