BREAKING: Universal Orlando Resort to Remove Temperature Checks, Reduce Physical Distancing to 3 Feet

Following Walt Disney World Resort’s announcement that they would be removing temperature checks from theme parks and resorts, Universal Orlando Resort is following suit. Universal Orlando Team Members confirmed that the temperature check stations will be removed from the parking garages and hotels at Universal Orlando Resort effective tomorrow, May 6th.

The Orange County Health Department declared temperature checks for businesses unnecessary and a waste of resources.

Universal will also be reducing their physical distancing requirements from 6 feet to 3 feet alongside the removal of temperature checks. This change comes after Orange County Mayor Jerry Demmings announced a 3-phase plan that allows theme parks to reduce the distance requirement.

Temperature checks and physical distancing markers were among the COVID-19 safety measures implemented when the resort reopened in June 2020.

Update: Since we first broke the news on Universal Orlando’s modified safety policies, they have updated their website to reflect, and address, the changes. The statement reads:

We’re excited to enhance your Universal experience with the latest safety updates from local health and government officials. There are no more temperature checks upon entry. And Social Distancing between travel parties is now reduced to three feet (1 meter). Still, most of our original safety protocols remain unchanged—from wearing face coverings across our Resort to our ongoing dedication to cleanliness and sanitization.