Disney Reaches Agreement With Walt Disney World Unions on Reopening Safety and Sick Time

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Walt Disney World unions have reached an agreement with Disney involving employee safety measures ahead of the reopening, that will happen eventually.

In this agreement Disney will provide safeguards to protect their Cast Members from coronavirus including: mandatory mask use for workers and guests, social distancing practices, plastic barriers at registers, temperature checks for guests, touchless transaction at cash registers, training, high traffic areas will be cleaned more frequently, handwashing stations will be added, and more.

Employees will also be given paid time off for quarantine if they contract COVID-19 or show symptoms. They will be able to call off work due to these symptoms and not be in violation of the attendance policy.

Of course this is all ahead of Disney Springs partial reopening on May 20th with 3rd party vendors and Disney reopening their shops and restaurants on May 27th. We still have no dates for the theme park reopening yet.

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Sources: CNBC, Orlando Sentinel, A Friend.

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