It’s no secret that Cast Members have voiced recently that they are worried about going back to work at Walt Disney World. That displeasure was increased when the Cast Members were told that the work conditions would change upon their return, and not for the better.
Cast Members were informed that they cannot purchase food from staff cafeterias, and refrigerators and microwaves would not be available for use at break rooms for employees who opt to bring their meals to work.
It appears today that Disney has reversed that decision, meaning that the refrigerators and microwaves are safe and Cast Members will continue to be able to use them.
Additionally, almost all attractions Cast Members will be wearing face shields. These shields will be provided to them and are mandatory for Cast Members in these positions.
Recently, the Union president of Local 362 visited the Walt Disney World Resort theme parks to check out the safety conditions upon the reopenings that will be starting on July 11th, starting with the Magic Kingdom and Disney’s Animal Kingdom. It appears from the visit everything went smoothly and the president seemed happy with the safety conditions for Cast Members, so hopefully, all of these changes and updates to safety measures mean Cast Members can feel more comfortable as they begin to return to work.