ORLANDO, Fla. — Universal Orlando has updated its mask policy again and will no longer require fully vaccinated guests to wear face coverings indoors or outdoors, effective Feb. 12.

Guests who have not been vaccinated are encouraged to continue to wear face coverings while indoors, the company indicated in an announcement.

Universal attributed the change to “local trends and conditions” related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The resort had reinstated face covering requirements at all restaurants, shops, indoor hotel public areas and at all attractions on Dec. 24, 2021 as omicron cases were surging, but that number has been trending downward in the area lately.

Universal does not require proof of vaccinations.

Guests who are feeling sick or experiencing flu-like symptoms or who have come in contact with someone with known or suspected COVID-19 symptoms should not visit the attraction. Some common symptoms include cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, chills, muscle pain, sore throat and new loss of taste or smell.