Acceptable Walt Disney World Face Coverings

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Acceptable Walt Disney World Face Coverings

What's in a mask? The CDC may say that many forms of face coverings are acceptable to wear, but it's a different story at Disney Parks. Updates have been made to Disney's ever changing face mask policy to include some styles popular with asthmatics.

"Face coverings are required for all Guests (ages 2 and up) and Cast Members. Please bring your own face coverings and wear them at all times, except when dining or swimming. You may remove your face covering while actively eating or drinking, but you should be stationary and maintain appropriate physical distancing.

All face coverings (whether disposable or reusable) must:
Be made with at least two layers of breathable material
Fully cover the nose and mouth and secure under the chin
Fit snugly but comfortably against the side of the face
Be secured with ties or ear loops and allow the Guest to remain hands-free
At this time, based on guidance from health authorities, neck gaiters and open-chin triangle bandanas are not acceptable face coverings.

Costume masks are also not considered appropriate and are prohibited from being worn, in alignment with our existing rules.

The use of face coverings is not a substitute for physical distancing."

Today social media personality Scott Gustin tweeted that Disney has clarified its policy for face coverings to officially ban masks with valves and/or holes. While the policy has yet to be specifically changed on the website it says that

"At this time, neck gaiters, open-chin triangle bandanas, and face coverings containing valves, mesh material or holes of any kind are not acceptable face coverings."

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https://www.disneyfoodblog.com/2020/07/26/news-disney-world-reportedly-bans-face-masks-with-valves-or-holes/

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Speaking of face coverings... have you seen these cute designs you can buy from the DFB?

https://www.disneyfoodblog.com/2020/07/25/eight-new-disney-themed-face-masks-added-to-our-store-theyre-so-cute-youve-gotta-see/

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Kristen K. wrote:
Speaking of face coverings... have you seen these cute designs you can buy from the DFB?

https://www.disneyfoodblog.com/2020/07/25/eight-new-disney-themed-face-masks-added-to-our-store-theyre-so-cute-youve-gotta-see/

I got one of the Dole Whip ones.

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MrHub wrote:
Kristen K. wrote:
Speaking of face coverings... have you seen these cute designs you can buy from the DFB?

https://www.disneyfoodblog.com/2020/07/25/eight-new-disney-themed-face-masks-added-to-our-store-theyre-so-cute-youve-gotta-see/

I got one of the Dole Whip ones.

muchlove SO awesome.

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Florida officials are now saying that face covering mandates are likely to last through spring of 2021. Frankly, I feel like that is optimistic. Maybe it's easier for me to just accept that masks are now a thing than to expect an end date to it. An end date would be nice though.

https://allears.net/2020/08/02/news-florida-officials-predict-that-mask-mandates-may-be-in-place-through-the-spring/

Maybe we should start a pool on how long masks will need to be worn at WDW.