Workers at Universal Orlando theme parks will have to get the COVID-19 vaccination or undergo weekly testing.
The theme park made the announcement on Wednesday stating that the vaccine mandate is in an effort to comply with new COVID federal guidelines that took affect on Monday.
“The health and safety of our guests and team members has been our ongoing focus during the pandemic,” the statement said. “We will also be monitoring legal action involving these regulations by a variety of state and private interests and will adapt accordingly if there are changes.”
Under the federal mandate, companies with 100 or more employees must require workers to be vaccinated or mandate unvaccinated employees to undergo weekly COVID testing.
The theme park reported that most of their staff members have already received their vaccinations but for those who haven’t they must be fully vaccinated by Feb. 9 or be required to take a test every week.
The company also reported that they will be providing free onsite testing for employees.
The mandate will not affect guests.