BREAKING: Universal Orlando Resort No Longer Requiring Guests to Wear Masks Outdoors Starting Tomorrow
Following Orange County Mayor Jerry Demings’ announcement moments ago that masks were no longer required outdoors in the county, Universal Orlando Resort has immediately followed suit and altered their policy to no longer require guests to wear masks outside. The policy will go into effect on Saturday, May 15th.
This news has just come out and very few details have been released as of yet, but the new policy will in fact begin tomorrow. It is expected that guests will still be required to wear face coverings in indoor venues, such as queues, shops, restaurants and more.
Update: Universal Orlando has modified their website to reflect the changes.
The resort has confirmed that masks will still be required at all indoor locations, as well as in attraction queues and while experiencing attractions, even if the queue or attraction is partially or completely outdoors. Three feet of physical distancing will continue to be required, a change which was put into effect only 8 days ago. The full, updated face covering policy is:
Face coverings are not mandatory while outdoors.
Face coverings are still required in all indoor locations including shops and restaurants.
Face coverings are required at all attractions—from the moment the queue begins until the exit of the experience.
Guests must still provide their own face covering.
Social Distancing between travel parties remains at three feet (1 meter).
We will continue to update this post as more information is released.