Disneyland to allow fully vaccinated visitors into park without masks beginning Tuesday

ANAHEIM, Calif. — Beginning Tuesday, fully vaccinated people visiting Disneyland will no longer be required to wear face masks or coverings, officials with the amusement park announced Monday.

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In an update posted online, park officials said the move was made in conjunction with the reopening of California’s economy. Beginning Tuesday, physical distancing restrictions and a months-old stay-at-home order aimed at curbing the spread of COVID-19 are ending in the state, Gov. Gavin Newsom said.

“As more people are vaccinated and the nation is turning the corner on this pandemic, we are encouraged that COVID-19 health and safety guidelines set forth by the CDC and state and local officials are being adjusted and eased,” park officials said Monday.

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“Keeping our thoughtful approach to health and safety measures, and taking into consideration these new recommendations, we are making some changes for guests, effective June 15.”

Fully vaccinated people will be allowed to roam Disneyland without masks or face coverings either indoors or out, officials said. People who have not been fully vaccinated will still be required to wear face coverings.

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Officials said visitors will not be required to show proof of vaccination. Instead, they will be asked to self-attest to complying with Disneyland’s policy before being allowed to enter the park.

Disneyland officials said they will begin welcoming visitors from out-of-state again beginning Tuesday, “at which time we will discontinue the requirement for on-site temperature checks.”

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As of Monday morning, about 52.5% of the total population has gotten at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccines available in the U.S., according to numbers from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. About 44% of the population -- 144.8 million people -- have so far been fully vaccinated.

Since the start of the pandemic, nearly 3.7 million cases of COVID-19 have been reported in California, according to numbers from the state’s health department. About 62,500 people have died of COVID-19 in the state, according to officials.

As of Monday morning, 33.4 million COVID-19 cases have been reported across the country, resulting in nearly 600,000 deaths, according to a tally from Johns Hopkins University. Globally, 176 million COVID-19 cases have been reported, resulting in 3.8 million deaths.

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