ORLANDO, Fla. — In another move to ease its COVID-19 health and safety protocols, Universal Orlando will no longer require fully-vaccinated visitors to wear face masks indoors, starting Saturday.
What You Need To Know
- Universal Orlando is dropping its mask rule for fully vaccinated visitors
- A few COVID-19 protocols are still in place, such as distancing and capacity limits
- The new mask policy for visitors goes into effect Saturday, May 29
- Visitors who are not fully vaccinated are still expected to wear masks indoors
A Universal spokesperson confirmed the change in a statement to Spectrum News.
"Based on new guidelines from the CDC, face coverings will no longer be required indoors or outdoors for fully vaccinated guests at Universal Orlando Resort beginning Saturday, May 29," the statement said.
"The health and safety of our guests and team members remains our top priority as we continue our thoughtful return to regular operations," the statement continued.
The decision comes just over a week after Universal stopped requiring visitors to wear mask when outdoors. At the time, all visitors were required to wear masks indoors and at attractions.
Universal will not require visitors to provide proof of vaccination to go without masks at the theme parks or elsewhere around the resort. However, it said it still expects visitors who are not vaccinated to comply with its revised policy and wear masks while indoors.
Some safety measures remain in place, including social distancing and capacity limits.
Universal's new mask policy is similar to SeaWorld's, which earlier this month allowed fully-vaccinated visitors to take off their masks while indoors and outdoors. SeaWorld also doesn't require visitors to show proof of vaccination.
As for other theme parks in the area, Disney World, for now, still requires visitors to wear face masks at all indoor locations, at attractions and on Disney transportation. Masks are optional in outdoor common areas.