In a letter sent to employees, Universal Orlando Resort will begin checking the temperatures of team members and business visitors who enter resort property and off-site locations, beginning May 1st, 2020. Anyone with a temperature exceeding 99.9°F will not be permitted to enter and must wait 72 hours before coming back.

Bill Davis, President and COO of Universal Orlando Resort wrote in the letter;

Before traveling to property, you should assess yourself for any symptoms, including checking your temperature: we don’t want you to put yourself or others at risk. Regardless of your temperature, if you are not feeling well or have any symptoms, including mild cold symptoms, you should not come to property!

Davis also urged team members to continue exercising social distancing guidelines and to wash hands frequently.

In another letter, Universal Parks & Resorts chairman Tom Williams shared that the company is developing new best practices that may require employees to wear face masks.

Later that day, Universal shared how the pandemic has affected business. Revenue at its parks fell 32% in the first quarter. In addition, construction on the upcoming Epic Universe has officially been delayed. On Sunday, it will begin furloughing part-time hourly workers.

Universal Orlando Resort announced earlier this month that it is extending the closure of its parks and hotels until May 31.