Last year, the global health pandemic changed our lives — including our lives at Disney World.
After Disney World reopened, the parks were drastically different with new health and safety guidelines, including the requirement of facial coverings for all guests over the age of 2, social distancing, and an increase in cleaning and sanitization throughout the parks.
But as we get into further 2021, things are beginning to change again: vaccinations are now available, and those who have been vaccinated have been cleared by the CDC to gather in small groups without masks.
Recently, President Biden’s Chief Medical Adviser, Dr. Anthony Fauci told CNN that we’ll have more normalcy in the U.S. by the 4th of July as more Americans get vaccinated.
He said, “If by the time we get to the Fourth of July, with the rollout of the vaccine, we get the level of infection so low — I’m not going to be able to tell you exactly what the specific guidelines of the (US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) are, but I can tell you for sure (guidelines) will be much more liberal than they are right now about what you can do.”
When asked if people can return to a degree of normalcy without masks and social distancing by the Fourth of July, he replied, “Yes…there will be a greater degree of confidence” in that. He had previously indicated, though, that Americans might need to continue to wear masks outside their homes in 2022.
Disney CEO Bob Chapek also previously suggested that Disney World would probably still expect guests to wear masks throughout 2021, although he added by saying: “a game-changer would be if everyone who wants a vaccine can get a vaccine in April.”
President Biden recently directed states to make all adults eligible for COVID-19 vaccines by May this year. He also said that Americans should be able to gather in small groups by the 4th of July.
These plans could change, and we’ll keep you updated on COVID-19 news that could impact your Disney vacation.
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