November 27, 2021

Walt Disney World Places Employee Vaccine Mandate On Hold

In response to a solid member, the Most Magical Place on Earth is placing its COVID-19 vaccine mandate on maintain.

Longtime solid member Nick Caturano informed Fox 35 that Walt Disney World, which operates in Orlando, Florida, despatched an inside memo notifying workers of the change. 

Disney attributed the pause to Governor Ron DeSantis’ new laws geared toward defending employees from vaccine mandates.

However, the corporate says that 90 % of Florida-based solid members have already been verified as absolutely vaccinated. Workers selecting to not obtain the shot might be required to put on face masks and observe social distancing, amongst different protocols.

“We believe that our approach to mandatory vaccines has been the right one as we’ve continued to focus on the safety and well-being of our Cast Members and Guests, and at this point, more than 90 percent of active Florida-based Cast Members have already verified that they are fully vaccinated,” a Disney spokesperson stated in an announcement to the outlet. “We will address legal developments as appropriate.”

The mandate was introduced in July, because the Delta variant started to unfold and case numbers rose once more. On the time, it utilized to all on-site salaried and non-union hourly workers in america.