Universal Orlando to begin checking temperatures of all team members

A letter to Universal Orlando team members has revealed that the resort will start checking the temperatures of all team members who enter resort property.

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This new screening procedure will be effective starting tomorrow, May 1, and will apply to all team members and business visitors (vendors, contractors, etc.) who visit resort property and its off-site locations. Those who have a temperature that exceeds 99.9°F will not be allowed to enter and will have to wait 72 hours before trying to come back.

In the letter posted to UOTeam.com, Bill Davis, president and COO of Universal Orlando Resort, says that before visiting the resort, team members should assess themselves for any symptoms as well as take their own temperature; he also says that team members should not come to property if they are not feeling well or have any symptoms, however mild, and seek medical attention as appropriate.

Another letter from earlier today, this time shared by Tom Williams, chairman and CEO of Universal Parks & Resorts, stated that Universal will “strongly encourage and in some cases require” many team members to wear face masks.

This update comes just hours after an early Comcast earnings call confirmed that construction on Universal’s Epic Universe theme park in Orlando has been halted, and the opening of Super Nintendo World at Universal Studios Japan has been delayed due to the ongoing global health crisis.

Universal Orlando Resort has been closed since March 15, and will begin furloughing part-time team members starting Sunday, May 3.


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