ORLANDO, Fla. — A union representing 600 Disney World actors is calling on the theme park giant to provide regular coronavirus testing.
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The Actors’ Equity Association wants regular testing for the actors who can’t use face masks when doing their jobs.
The announcement came one day after Disneyland in Anaheim halted its reopening plans as it waits to hear more about California’s theme park guidelines.
“If Disneyland has postponed, it is unclear how Walt Disney World can responsibly move toward reopening when coronavirus cases are much worse in Florida,” said Mary McColl, executive director of Actors’ Equity Association. “Now is the time for Disney to pause, focus on the science and put the safety of their actors and stage managers first by making regular testing available.”
Around 77,000 employees work across the Disney World resorts.
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