ORLANDO, Fla. — A "small number" of Disney World workers who recently traveled to Italy are staying home amid coronavirus concerns.
- Disney monitoring some workers amid coronavirus concerns
- The workers recently returned from a trip to Italy
- Decision was made out of an abundance of caution
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Disney is monitoring the workers after their trip to Italy, which has experienced the largest outbreak of the virus in Europe with more than 300 confirmed cases.
The decision to keep the workers at home was made "out of an abundance of caution," according to a Disney spokesperson.
The workers, who are a mix of Disney cast members and employees from a third-party company, are all staying in one home while food and other items are being delivered to them, Disney said. Some of the employees work at Epcot's Italy pavilion.
Disney said it has asked the employees who traveled to Italy to stay home for two weeks. If their health checks out, they'll be able to return to work.
There have been no confirmed or suspected cases of coronavirus at Disney World, the spokesperson told Spectrum News. Any cases would be reported to the Orange County Health Department, the spokesperson said.
Overseas, the coronavirus, officially called COVID-19, has impacted Disney's theme parks in Asia. Shanghai Disney Resort and Hong Kong Disneyland both closed in January to help stop the spread of the virus.
Globally, about 80,000 people have been sickened by the virus.
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