SeaWorld Orlando updates COVID-19 policy to include wearing masks while indoors

ORLANDO, Fla. — SeaWorld Orlando updated its mask policy on Friday to match recent recommendations by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

“The safety of our guests, Ambassadors and animals in our care remains our top priority. Consistent with CDC guidance, we recommend that our guests wear face coverings while indoors.”

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The theme park had previously said that visitors who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 do not have to wear masks while inside or outdoors.

The change was made citing guidance from the CDC and local officials.

Officials said face coverings are recommended to be worn in designated, indoor spaces regardless of the vaccination status of guests and employees.

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Company officials said, “the CDC has indicated that fully vaccinated people can be in outdoor areas without the need for a face covering.”

The park also mentioned that the “CDC still recommends that people get fully vaccinated and that unvaccinated people use preventative measures such as face coverings and social distancing.”

Universal Studios Orlando has announced similar guidelines and said it will “encourage all our guests to follow CDC guidelines and local directives to wear face coverings while indoors across Universal Orlando Resort.”

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Disney theme parks in Florida have announced they require masks while indoors regardless of vacation status.

The Kennedy Space Center in Brevard County has made the same announcement requiring masks while indoors.

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