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Disney World drops mask mandate for Florida resort guests

Walt Disney World will no longer require face masks at its Florida properties – the latest in a series of companies to drop their mask mandates this week.

Masks are still “recommended” for guests who are not fully vaccinated in indoor areas, including on transportation and inside theaters, Disney World said on its website Tuesday.

“Please note that face coverings are not permitted while on the waterslide or in the water,” the post added.

Sprawling theme parks have made masks optional for visitors who have been vaccinated against the coronavirus, although masks are still required for transportation like an on-site monorail and bus system.

The park’s policy change comes a day after the Biden administration dropped its mask mandate for airports, planes and other transportation in the face of a Florida judge’s ruling that questioned federal guidelines. .

U.S. District Judge Kathryn Kimball Mizelle ruled the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention failed to properly explain the decision to issue a warrant or follow proper protocols.

Judge Kathryn Kimball Mizelle ruled against the federal mask mandate this week.
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Major airlines, including American Airlines, Delta Air Lines and Southwest Airlines, have since announced that masks will be “optional” on domestic and some international flights.

Uber and Lyft announced on Tuesday that masks will now be optional for drivers and passengers using their service.

With post wires