Disney announces plans to phase out temperature screenings

Walt Disney World Resort on Wednesday announced it will be phasing out temperature screenings for cast members beginning May 8, and guests on May 16.

“We will continue to follow the guidance of health and safety leaders going forward and most importantly encourage people to get vaccinated,” Disney said in a prepared statement.

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Since reopening, temperature screenings have been required at locations across the resort including the theme parks, Disney Springs and table service restaurants at Disney Resort hotels.

Anyone with a temperature of 100.4 degrees or higher is directed to an additional location for rescreening and assistance. If the temperature remains, guests and those in there party are not allowed into the area.

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“Before you leave home, be sure to check the temperatures of everyone in your party-including yourself-as an extra layer of precaution,” Disney advised.

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