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Universal to drop mask requirement for team members

ORLANDO, Fla. — Universal announced they would no longer require team members to wear face coverings beginning Nov. 17.

The company said the change was made due to lower COVID-19 positivity rates.

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Universal said the change applies only to team members who are fully vaccinated.

Team members who are not fully vaccinated are still required to wear a face covering at all times.

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The company said face coverings for guests are encouraged while indoors but not mandatory.

More information on Universal Orlando Resort’s safety guidelines can be found here.

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Matt Reeser

Matt Reeser, WFTV.com

Matt Reeser joined WFTV in 1998 as a news photographer and has worked for television stations in Kentucky and West Virginia.