Disney World, union reach coronavirus protections deal: Report

Disney Springs set for 'phased' reopening May 20

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The Walt Disney Co. has reached an agreement with unions for Walt Disney World Resort workers over coronavirus safeguards for once the park reopens.

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DISNEY WORLD ACCEPTING RESERVATIONS FOR JULY

The safety measures include mandatory masks for both workers and guests, Eric Clinton, president of Service Trades Council Local 362, told FOX Business Thursday. Social distancing practices will also be used.

Any workers who contract COVID-19 will have paid time off to quarantine, according to Clinton. They will also be trained on how to conduct self-assessments at home and Disney will provide thermometers to any cast members who request one.

Precautions will also include plastic barriers at all cash registers and touchless transactions, increased cleaning in high-traffic areas, safety training and guest temperature checks.

Representatives from Disney didn’t immediately respond to questions from FOX Business.

Walt Disney World remains closed to the public due to the Coronavirus threat on March 23, 2020 in Orlando, Florida. (Photo by Alex Menendez/Getty Images)

DISNEY SPRINGS SLATES REOPENING FOR MAY 20

Disney plans to begin a “phased” reopening of the Orlando, Florida, theme parks beginning with Disney Springs – a shopping, dining and entertainment complex – on May 20.

The company hasn’t released any dates for when other attractions or hotels may reopen, but Disney is accepting reservations for as early as July 1.

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