Over the past few weeks, we’ve seen claims of the dangers of wearing masks and the dangers of not wearing masks. One of the main claims against face coverings, other than discomfort, is the lack of oxygen guests may receive while being at a theme park all day. I took a pulse oximeter to the Universal Orlando Resort to see true results of what our oxygen levels were throughout the day.
With Florida reaching nearly 9,000 cases of COVID-19 in a day, many counties have mandates that the public must wear masks in public except when eating or drinking. Even though this is now the case in Orange County, most theme parks around the world are already making masks mandatory, including Universal, Disney and SeaWorld.
We recently wore a mask all day in the heat at Universal Orlando to see how uncomfortable it would be, and determined it’s not ideal, but doable with some of our tips. Since we know it’s doable, we also wanted to make sure wearing face coverings in the heat is also safe.