CDC Considering Reducing Physical Distancing Requirement to Three Feet
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is reviewing a study that could reduce the recommendation for physical distancing from six feet to three feet.
The study out of Massachusetts concludes that there is “no significant difference” in physical distancing by three feet versus six feet. The change in physical distancing is dependent on other mitigation measures such as masking.
Dr. Anthony Fauci stated that the CDC is conducting its own studies on physical distancing requirements. According to Dr. Fauci, a decision regarding physical distancing guidelines will come soon.
Currently, physical distancing of six feet is required throughout Disney and Universal theme parks. Queue markers on the ground, as well as reminder signs throughout the parks, remind guests to maintain a six-foot distance. This does sometimes cause congestion issues though, with distanced queues frequently taking up sidewalk space outside an attraction. A reduced physical distancing requirement could mitigate this issue and possibly allow theme parks to raise their maximum capacities.