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Universal Orlando to no longer conduct temperature checks, reducing physical distance starting May 6

by Brittani Tuttle

Universal Orlando Resort has announced that, starting this Thursday, guests will no longer have to take part in temperature checks and physical distance requirements will be reduced.

Photos via Universal Orlando Resort

Starting Thursday, May 6, guests visiting Universal Orlando will be able to reduce their physical distance from six feet to three feet, and will no longer undergo a temperature screening at the security checkpoint. In addition, ride vehicles with individual seats will begin to be loaded at full capacity.

You can read the full statement from Universal Orlando below:

The health and safety of our guests and team members is always our top priority. We continue to review the CDC guidelines and work with local health officials as we update our health and safety protocols.

Based on guidance from government and local health officials, as of Thursday, May 6, we are implementing three feet of social distancing throughout our destination and are no longer conducting temperature checks. All other existing health and safety protocols will remain in place.

Official statement from Universal Orlando Resort

This news comes after Orange County Mayor Jerry L. Demings shared an announcement that a new phase system to slowly adjust COVID-19 mandates would be going into effect; some of these phases include reduced physical distance requirements and elimination of mask mandates.

Universal Orlando Modifies Social Distancing, Ride Capacity and Temperature Screenings At Parks

This protocols update was shared almost immediately following Walt Disney World, which shared today that temperature screenings for guests and cast members would be phased out in two waves, with the first starting this week.

At this time, all other health and safety protocols will remain in place. To learn more about Universal Orlando’s COVID-19 guidelines, visit UniversalOrlando.com.

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