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Disney College Program Housing Will Be Split Based on Vaccination Status

The Disney College Program is returning this summer, and for the first time will have a gender-neutral housing option. As always, participants will have the opportunity to select a roommate. However, housing will be split based on vaccination status.

Walt Disney World is not requiring either guests or Cast Members to be vaccinated, but participants in the Disney College Program will be required to indicate their vaccination status. This will not affect their hiring status, only their housing.

Participants will not be able to select a roommate unless they are fully vaccinated by their arrival date. If they are not fully vaccinated, they will be randomly placed with other unvaccinated participants. Vaccinated participants will be placed together.

This will be the first Disney College Program season with participants staying in the new Flamingo Crossings housing.

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Tamandua
Tamandua
2 months ago

When will they install separate drinking fountains for vaccinated and unvaccinated?

Doug
Doug
2 months ago

The logic behind this is flawed. You would want to put the unvaccinated with the vaccinated people, since it removes a host and potential vector of transmission. All this will do is allow the virus to spread more amongst the unvaccinated since they’d be in close quarters.

Jeanette
Jeanette
2 months ago
Reply to  Doug

Big brain idiot right here.

Doug
Doug
2 months ago
Reply to  Jeanette

I’m interested in what you think it idiotic about this statement? Either 1) you don’t believe COVID exists, 2) you don’t grasp the concept of how herd immunity works, or 3) you don’t believed the vaccine works, or 4) you don’t care if unvaccinated people get sick. Either way, I’m proud of my “big brain”.

Prince Naveen
Prince Naveen
2 months ago

Two things intrinsically wrong with this – the “gender neutral” housing (another woke attempt by Disney to be inclusive but comes across as lame) and creating a two-tier class system based on vaccine status. Seems like they are just looking for a lawsuit on HIPPA and privacy violations.

Tom
Tom
2 months ago
Reply to  Prince Naveen

Ignorance with HIPPA continues. This is between insurance companies and medical facilities only. Nothing to do with private corporations. Anyone can sue, they won’t win.

Figmentfan
Figmentfan
2 months ago
Reply to  Tom

So you support corporate tyranny?

Joe
Joe
2 months ago
Reply to  Tom

Seems like they are treating them like adults by letting them live with other genders if they want. You know, like what will happen after they graduate. And need to get an apartment or rent a house. With roommates. Or friends. (clutch your pearls) That might have different body parts (gasp!). What a scandal.

Doug
Doug
2 months ago
Reply to  Tom

True… although it’s a bit gray with the ADA. The reason I say this is because the vaccine status is medical information and is technically supposed to be treated as confidential according to the ADA. By assigning an employee to a specific building, they have connected confidential medical information with identifying information and indirectly told all employees what that persons medical status is. It’s a toss up whether or not you’d actually be able to do anything though. Although if it was HIPAA non-compliant (which you correctly indicated does not apply in this scenario) this connection would be sufficient to… Read more »

Anon
Anon
2 months ago
Reply to  Prince Naveen

Why are Disney fans on this site so hateful? Have you learned nothing from watching Disney movies?

Ahnsael
Ahnsael
2 months ago
Reply to  Prince Naveen

If you can’t spell HIPAA, don’t pretend you know what it is. Because obviously, you don’t. HIPAA applies to hospitals, medical providers, and insurance companies.It does NOT apply to a private company asking about vaccination status. Change your name, because you are NO prince.

Delaney
Delaney
2 months ago

This vaccination policy makes absolutely no sense. It will in fact lead to quicker spread of the virus by putting all the unvaccinated participants in close quarters. It also casts doubt on the vaccine efficacy by suggesting non-vaccinated participants would put vaccinated participants at risk, or vice-versa.

Larry Wilson
Larry Wilson
2 months ago
Reply to  Delaney

Let it spread among those who choose to not get the vaccination, nobody to blame but themselves, its avaliable to them.
The people who take precautions should not have to “cover” for those not choosing to do the right thing.

Doug
Doug
2 months ago
Reply to  Larry Wilson

This is how herd immunity works though. You make it go away by interspersing vaccinated people with unvaccinated so there’s fewer people to spread to. The other weird thing about this policy is how they choose to handle the people who are on immunosuppressants and or can’t get the vaccine because of past allergies or something. It just doesn’t seem very thought out to me. I get not wanting to “cover” but if you’re vaccinated you don’t have to worry about getting it anyway so what’s the difference?