Universal Orlando Resort has reinstated its mandatory indoor mask policy, likely responding to the sharp rise in COVID-19 cases in the state of Florida due to the Omicron variant. Beginning Friday, masks will be required for both guests and team members regardless of vaccination status at all indoor locations, including inside restaurants, shops, and indoor hotel public areas. Face coverings are also required at all attractions from the moment guests enter the queue to when they exit the experience.
Though Universal dropped their mask requirement earlier this summer, Walt Disney World never removed their indoor face mask policy. Thus far, no operations updates have been shared from other central Florda theme parks (SeaWorld Orlando, LEGOLAND Florida, etc.).
Masks are not required outdoors at any theme park in Florida.
You can check out the latest health and safety measures in effect at Universal Orlando Resort at their website here. What do you think about this change in policy?