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Old 09-23-2020, 06:30 PM   #1
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Taking temps at all Disney entry points makes sense - it's an easy way to have a first filter. And I suspect most of us will check our temps in the hotel room in the morning and some might bring some aspirin ??
So what happens if you arrive at the DCL terminal, luggage checked in and on-board and you have a temp - perhaps over the 100 degree threshold ? I assume they won't let you board - do they give you a voucher for a future cruise ? I can see missing a day in WDW but missing the cruise is a different ballgame. And we haven't even discussed going on a DCL excursion and having a temp on return to the boat - Yikes.
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Old 09-23-2020, 06:49 PM   #2
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Taking temps at all Disney entry points makes sense - it's an easy way to have a first filter. And I suspect most of us will check our temps in the hotel room in the morning and some might bring some aspirin ??
So what happens if you arrive at the DCL terminal, luggage checked in and on-board and you have a temp - perhaps over the 100 degree threshold ? I assume they won't let you board - do they give you a voucher for a future cruise ? I can see missing a day in WDW but missing the cruise is a different ballgame. And we haven't even discussed going on a DCL excursion and having a temp on return to the boat - Yikes.
About body temperatures....
The "average" temperature of 98.6F is somewhat to very misleading depending on how it is used. It is nowhere near that precise; that temperature is nothing more than the conversion of 37C to Fahrenheit. And the 37C is not precise; anything between 36.5C and 37.8C is can be considered normal. This corresponds to a range of 97.7–100.0 F.
So if Disney is going to flag temperatures, on cruises or at WDW, they need to accept that range.

I realize that doesn't answer your question. It just seemed like a good time to lay out the facts. The 100 threshhold is a reasonable one; they would probably offer a voucher. An actual refund may be unlikely.
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Old 09-23-2020, 07:37 PM   #3
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There are usually places that you can go to sit and cool off if at a place like Disney, I would assume there would be for a terminal as well. Have a drink, get out of the sun and relax. No word on when cruises will start, but I imagine it will be rather strict outside of a cooling station so to speak. Just a guess though.
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Old 09-23-2020, 08:52 PM   #4
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About body temperatures....
The "average" temperature of 98.6F is somewhat to very misleading depending on how it is used. It is nowhere near that precise; that temperature is nothing more than the conversion of 37C to Fahrenheit. And the 37C is not precise; anything between 36.5C and 37.8C is can be considered normal. This corresponds to a range of 97.7100.0 F.
So if Disney is going to flag temperatures, on cruises or at WDW, they need to accept that range.

I realize that doesn't answer your question. It just seemed like a good time to lay out the facts. The 100 threshhold is a reasonable one; they would probably offer a voucher. An actual refund may be unlikely.


Also, as an example... I tend to be around 97.5-98 around normal. I would have to be extremely sick to get to over 100 or get noticed by the checks. I go through a temp check station 2x/week and last time came up at 36.3 degrees C. Many others are like this as well, and many are the opposite and run hotter. Hence the temp checks being relatively useless for many people.
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Old 09-24-2020, 07:38 AM   #5
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Honestly, temp checks are almost worthless as any person that may be running a low temp and getting on a ship or going to WDW would probably be taking Tylenol, aspirin, etc... So, temperature would most probably be within range.

By the way, I do not advocate this, I am in the camp of “if you are sick, stay home...if the kids are sick, stay home”.

I imagine they would give you a credit towards a future cruise.
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Policy is not set, nor are procedures known. Temperature checks are meh for catching the virus. It does not pick-up asymptomatic carriers and anyone can take medicine to reduce a fever.



The CDC has not approved or issued guidance for the cruise line industry.



I recommend avoid booking future cruises until the future sailing rules are approved and the corona virus situation improves.
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Old 09-24-2020, 09:55 AM   #7
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I take aleve or tylenol regularly for spinal pain which could mask a fever... not trying to bypass screening..
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I take aleve or tylenol regularly for spinal pain which could mask a fever... not trying to bypass screening..
I take a generic Ibuprofen daily as it's good to have a little anti-inflammatory in the system, along with my baby aspirin for heart.

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Heading into my office today my temp read at 108. Woops picked up your tea. Lets try again. Can't get a read because it is too cold. Now it is confused by your mask. Finally I was let in with an acceptable temperature. I find the temp checks to be completely flawed and honestly what is the saying-lipstick on a pig.....looks good, serves no purpose.
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I take a generic Ibuprofen daily as it's good to have a little anti-inflammatory in the system, along with my baby aspirin for heart.

Cheers.
Be careful. My father developed a bleeding ulcer doing just that.
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