Actors’ Equity Association, the union which represents people who work with live theatrical performances, has made an agreement with Walt Disney World for its members to return to their jobs in the parks.
The union was concerned about ongoing testing for members, stating that Disney was going to test personnel involved in television and movie production, so they should also test Cast Members who put on live performances in the parks.
A representative for Actors’ Equity announced that they have signed a memo of understanding with Disney for performers to return.
As part of the agreement, Disney will open a new Coronavirus testing location on Dinsey World property. Disney will open the location on the site of Disney’s Maingate office complex, which is near Disney’s Animal Kingdom.
Disney will provide free testing to Cast Members, Operating Participant employees, and family members.