California Extends Statewide Mask Mandate; What to Know for Your Next Disneyland Trip

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California has been more strict than many other states with health and safety regulations since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic in March 2020. With cases decreasing over the course of 2021, some state guidelines were lessened including the statewide indoor mask requirement.

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The mask requirement was reinstated on December 15, 2021 with the then expiration date of January 15, 2022 pending public health data. Today, officials have announced that the state’s indoor mask requirement has been extended another month to February 15, 2022. The decision to extend the state’s mask requirement comes after officials reviewed public health data showing that the seven-day average positivity rate increased over six times, and hospitalization rates throughout California have nearly doubled during this time.

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Here’s what this could mean for your next Disney trip if you are planning to visit the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim:

The Disneyland Resort has kept its indoor mask requirement since the resort began reopening. Currently masks are required in all indoor public areas of the Disneyland Resort, including while on attractions and onboard enclosed transportation.

The park reservation system is also still in place at Disneyland, so to enter either Disneyland Park or Disney California Adventure you will need valid theme park admission as well as a reservation for the date of your visit.

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Both the Disneyland Resort and the Walt Disney World Resort have enforced stricter guidelines than their respective counties and states throughout the entire COVID-19 pandemic, so we believe any time a state regulation like California’s indoor mask mandate, is extended, any related health and safety guidelines at Disney Parks will be extended even further.

There is currently no end date set for COVID-19 modifications to park entry and mask requirements at the Disneyland Resort and the Walt Disney World Resort, however we will update you here on Disney Fanatic if anything changes.

About Brittany DiCologero

Brittany is a New England-based writer focused on the history of the Walt Disney World Resort. She is the author of "Red, White, and Disney: The Myths and Reality of American History at the Walt Disney World Resort," and "Brittany Earns Her Ears."

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