Universal Orlando requiring COVID-19 vaccines or weekly testing for staff
Starting next month, Universal Orlando employees will be required to be fully vaccinated or tested weekly -- an effort to protect employees and guests from COVID-19.
The policy changes affect just team members and starting February 9 will require them to be fully vaccinated or tested every seven days.
In a statement, Universal Orlando says the new policy is an effort to comply with federally mandated OSHA regulations. The theme park and resort operator says it will initially provide free testing on-site for team members.
Back in November, Disney paused its vaccine mandate for employees after Governor Ron DeSantis signed a package of bills into law banning businesses from enforcing such mandates.
Universal Orlando says it will monitor legal action involving these regulations and adapt its policy accordingly. The company says a majority of its staff reported having a COVID-19 vaccination.