Universal Studios Orlando plans to reopen on June 5. Before the reopening, Universal released hygiene and safety guidelines.
Universal Studies Orlando is reopening and has released guidelines that reveal all the upcoming changes. Today, Universal Parks & Resorts announced its plans to begin a gradual reopening of its Universal Orlando Resort. The reopening will begin June 5 and will include a range of new and improved health, hygiene and safety procedures that are based on guidelines provided by CDC and other health officials. Florida Governor Ron DeSantis supported the effort, and Universal collaborated with Orange County Mayor Jerry Demings' Economic Recovery Task Force.
Universal Studios Orlando closed its doors on March 16 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Since closing, it had plans to reopen parks earlier, but was delayed due to the spread of the outbreak. Universal had hoped to open the park before April 16, but of course this did not happen. Similarly, Disneyland and Disney World announced their closings on March 12, as did Broadway and all major sports leagues. Since then, however, Universal CityWalk Orlando began reopening on May 14 with new health and safety procedures.
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Universal Orlando Resort has listed all of the health and safety guidelines they plan to implement with the reopening of the park. According to a Universal press release, the procedures will consist of three main areas: detection, spacing and sanitation. These policies will apply to both guests and employees: everyone will be required to wear a mask or face covering and practice social distancing. Before entering the park, guests and employees should also check its temperatures. Those with temperatures that measure 100.4 or more will not be able to enter the park.
In addition to the masks and social distancing, Universal also published these guidelines:
Regarding hotels in the complex, plans to reopen are being finalized at this time and updates will be shared. Within the press release, it was also recommended that guests at increased risk of coronavirus (age, underlying medical conditions) not visit the parks.
All eyes will be on Universal Studies within the next few weeks. While the measures appear to be in place, the application of these policies will be essential. Even with these measures, it is still dangerous to be in high population and densely populated environments, such as theme parks. Universal has emphasized that at the end of the day, guests should assess the risk and make their own decision before visiting the park.
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Source: Universal Orlando Resort
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