Disney backtracks on mandatory employee vaccinations

The US government has announced that as of January 4, 2022, private businesses with more than 100 employees must require a Covid-19 vaccination, and despite Joe Biden’s plans being suspended by a federal court order, the Florida governor, Ron DeSantis, signed a package of laws that directly prohibit this requirement. To avoid existing fines, Walt Disney World has eliminated this requirement, even though 90% of the workforce is already immunized. On the other hand, the company has stopped selling annual passes for its parks in order to control the influx of visitors.

Florida’s new measures, which prohibit the requirement to receive companies and private hospitals, allow employees to “choose from several exceptions, including but not limited to religious or health concerns, or future pregnancies or pregnancies.”

Instead of requiring them to receive vaccinations, they can “take periodic tests and employers must cover the costs of tests and exemptions for employees.”

The package of measures also states that employers who do not comply will be charged with fines of $10,000 (€888) per worker in the case of companies with 99 or fewer employees and $50,000 (€44,403) per person for companies with 100 or fewer employees. more. Workers

In July, Disney announced the vaccination rule and required that its employees be vaccinated by the end of October, although the guideline applies to unionized workers, according to the El Nuevo Herald.

The new regulations have suspended this requirement, even though “more than 90% of active Florida-based cast members have already verified their full vaccinations,” a company spokesperson told the El Nuevo Herald.

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Annual passes suspended

On the other hand, Walt Disney World reported on Monday that annual ticket sales are “suspended,” and that only Disney Pixie Dust passes are available to Florida residents. Holders of any of the four annual permits may renew them at the corresponding rates.

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On September 8, the company again sold these passes, which have been suspended due to the pandemic, although it cautioned that in order to “provide a great experience for visitors, the sale of annual passes may not be available at any time.”

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