The company announced on Wednesday that it was adapting its health and safety guidelines based on “guidance from health and government officials.”
The resorts — which are located in Orlando, Florida and Anaheim, California — will require employees, known as “Cast Members,” and guests aged 2 and up to wear masks and face coverings indoors starting Friday.
This is “regardless of vaccination status,” according to Disney.
The news that masks are returning at Disney’s domestic parks also follows the mayor of Orange County, where Disney World is located, saying that the county is in “crisis mode.”
— CNN’s Clare Duffy, Jacqueline Howard and Devan Cole contributed to this report.