Disneyland is ditching mask requirements for fully vaccinated guests on Tuesday and will rely on customers to ‘self-determine distancing’ at the California park

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  • Disneyland is dropping its mask requirement for fully vaccinated guests both indoors and outdoors.
  • The park will also stop requiring temperature checks as it begins welcoming out-of-state visitors.
  • The updated guidelines say it is up to guests to “self-determine distancing.”
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Disneyland is dropping its mask requirement for fully vaccinated guests, according to newly updated guidelines published Monday.

The park says fully vaccinated visitors no longer need to wear face coverings both indoors and outdoors as of Tuesday at its theme park in Anaheim, California. Visitors ages 2 and up who aren’t fully vaccinated will still need to wear masks indoors, except when they’re eating.

Regardless of whether or not they’re vaccinated, all guests ages 2 and up will need to wear face coverings while taking bus transportation from the Toy Story parking lot to the parks once the lot reopens on Friday.

Disney’s new guidelines also mean it will be up to park-goers to “self-determine distancing” after California lifts its physical distancing rules on Tuesday. Disneyland also will stop requiring on-site temperature checks on Tuesday, which is the same day it will start welcoming out-of-state guests.

Disneyland says guests won’t be required to proof of vaccination. Instead, an honor system will be in place in which “vaccinated guests will self-attest that they are in compliance prior to entry,” according to the updated guidelines. Reservations will still be required to gain entry to the parks. While booking their tickets, all guests will need to attest that they’re aware of California’s recommendation that people be fully vaccinated or test negative for COVID-19 before entering the parks.

“As more people are vaccinated and the nation is turning the corner on this pandemic, we are encouraged that COVID-19 health and safety guidelines set forth by the CDC and state and local officials are being adjusted and eased,” Disneyland said in its update.

The resort shut down in March 2020 due to COVID-19. Disney announced the layoffs of roughly 30,000 workers late last year as the coronavirus continued to tank park revenue. The park reopened for the first time in more than a year on April 30 of this year.

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Republican lawmaker who refused to wear mask is stripped of voting and speaking privileges until she apologizes

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Republican lawmaker Annie Black refused to wear a mask on the assembly floor of the Nevada state legislature.

  • A Republican lawmaker refused to wear her mask on the assembly floor of Nevada’s state legislature.
  • Only fully vaccinated lawmakers don’t have to wear masks. Annie Black refuses to say if she’s been vaccinated.
  • Democrat assembly members voted to strip her of voting and speaking privileges until she apologizes.
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A Republican lawmaker has been stripped of her voting and speaking privileges in Nevada’s state legislature after taking part in an anti-mask stunt on Tuesday, the Las Vegas Review-Journal reported.

Annie Black, a member of the Nevada Assembly, ripped her face covering off while on the assembly floor, the Review-Journal said. She then said refused to put it back on and falsely claimed that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention had said that masks are no longer required, the paper added.

In fact, the CDC guidance says that only fully vaccinated Americans can go maskless in most settings. Black refuses to say whether she has been vaccinated, Raw Story said.

The next day, Black returned to the floor without a mask. The assembly’s Democrat majority leader, Teresa Benitez-Thompson, raised a point of order and accused Black of breaking new legislative protocols, the Review-Journal reported.

This led to a vote which stripped Black of her voting and speaking privileges, the paper said.

Read more: Don’t be a jerk about COVID reopening, whether you want to move slow or fast

Black is barred from speaking or voting unless she apologizes for her conduct – but this seems unlikely.

“Trust me, this ain’t over,” she wrote in a newsletter to her followers on Thursday.

“I will not back down,” she wrote on Twitter on Friday.

Later that day, she retweeted a post referring to the “Nazis running the Nevada Legislature.”

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‘What the hell’s the matter with them?’: Biden scorches GOP lawmakers who didn’t wear masks in secure areas during Capitol riots, saying they need ‘to grow up’

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President-elect Joe Biden.

  • President-elect Joe Biden on Friday excoriated Republicans who refused to wear masks while huddled with other lawmakers during the Capitol riots, saying they needed “to grow up.”
  • “Quite frankly, it was shocking to see members of the Congress while the Capitol was under siege by a deadly mob of thugs refuse to wear masks while they were in secure locations,” he said.
  • At least three Democratic House members who were in locations with a select number of maskless Republicans have now tested positive for COVID-19, including Reps. Bonnie Watson Coleman of New Jersey, Pramila Jayapal of Washington, and Brad Schneider of Illinois.
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President-elect Joe Biden on Friday excoriated Republicans who refused to wear masks while huddled with other lawmakers during the Capitol riots, saying they needed “to grow up.”

While speaking about his COVID-19 vaccine plan, Biden ripped into the politicization of mask-wearing that has become a flashpoint across the country and on Capitol Hill.

“Wearing a mask from now until April will save as many as 50,000 lives,” Biden said. “Quite frankly, it was shocking to see members of the Congress while the Capitol was under siege by a deadly mob of thugs refuse to wear masks while they were in secure locations.”

Biden praised Rep. Lisa Blunt Rochester, who represents his home state of Delaware, for passing out masks to members of Congress who were sequestered in a safe area. A now-viral video showed several GOP members laughing and dismissing Blunt Rochester’s efforts.

“I’m so proud of my congresswoman, Lisa Blunt Rochester, trying to hand out masks while people were lying on the floor, huddled up,” he said. “And Republican colleagues refusing to put them on. What the hell’s the matter with them? It’s time to grow up.”

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During the riots, where five people were killed, including a Capitol Police officer, lawmakers were in secure areas around the complex.

At least three Democratic House members who were in locations with a select number of maskless Republicans have now tested positive for COVID-19, including Reps. Bonnie Watson Coleman of New Jersey, Pramila Jayapal of Washington, and Brad Schneider of Illinois.

Watson Coleman, 75, is a cancer survivor.

This week, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of California set financial penalties for members of Congress who come to the House floor sans mask, imposing a $500 fine for a first offense and $2,500 for a second offense.

Biden, who will take office on Jan. 20, implored Americans to take the virus seriously and emphasized his plans to impose a mask mandate on public transit.

“For God’s sake, wear a mask if not for yourself but for your loved ones – for your country,” he said. “These are real matters of life and death.”

Since the pandemic began in the US, roughly 23.5 million people have been infected and over 392,000 people have died, according to the latest data compiled by Johns Hopkins University.

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