Disney Springs will reopen on May 20, but the rest of Walt Disney World will remain closed.
Only sub-contracted shops will be open in the Disney Springs. The next phase will start a week later when Disney retail shops and restaurants will reopen.
All guests and employees will be required to wear masks in the park. Disney will provide employees with three washable masks. Guests will have their temperatures checked and plexiglass dividers have been installed at registers.
Guests will swipe their own payments cards, as employees will no longer handle them. Employees will be monitoring and cleaning the “high-touch areas”.
Eric Clinton, president of UNITE HERE, Local 362 The Hollywood Reporter that park staff have a "mixed bag of emotions" about returning to work: Potential infection is a major concern, but they are also facing financial difficulties. Clinton sites that the Florida’s unemployment system has been a disaster and employees are wanting to get back to work.
In addition, Disney is providing thermometers to all the employees and the employees will assessing their health at home.
Clinton reports that there will be no consequences for employees if they miss work due to being sick. Clinton said that Disney will be paying employees two weeks of leave if they contract the virus.