Walt Disney World Officially Updates Face Mask Policy to Exclude Gaiters and Bandanas
Ahead of the Walt Disney World parks reopening to the public, the resort has begun to enforce its rule that guests wear traditional face masks.
Previously, neck gaiters, though not “secured with ties or ear loops” as the guidelines state, had been tolerated. Now, Face Covering guidelines have been officially updated to reflect that neck gaiters and open-chin triangle bandanas are not acceptable face coverings.
Many readers have asked us about the use of neck gaiters with ear loops, but according to the guidelines, all face coverings must fit securely under the chin and fit snugly but comfortably against the side of the face. Guests earlier this week during Annual Passholder and Cast Member reopening previews were informed that gaiters were not allowed, and encouraged to swap for traditional face masks for entry to the parks.
As we approach the official theme park reopenings, we will continue to monitor the status of face mask requirements and guidelines.