Policy on COVID related discussions

WebmasterKathy

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The global COVID pandemic created unprecedented restrictions, disruptions and changes to our travel, work, shopping, schooling, social interactions and so many other aspects of our lives since the beginning of 2020. We’ve all been affected, and we have been inundated with news, information, mis-information, frustrations and opinions. We’ve heard them, we’ve shared them, we’ve argued about them.

The discussions, debates and arguments about the virus, distancing and masking policies, various politicians’ statements and actions have been overwhelming and divisive. Many threads on the DISboards have been derailed or devolved into arguments due to this topic. We understand the passion, but feel that we’ve let the discussions run their course. We are sure there are better places on the WWW to learn about and debate scientific, medical and political issues. The mission of the DISboards is to be a great travel resource and a friendly community.

Now that travel is opening up again, it’s time to refocus on that mission!

From this point on, we will welcome information on COVID policies RELATED TO TRAVEL. Things like the vaccination policies issued by venues or destinations, the cleaning or distancing procedures in use, practical tips for travelers or things they might need to know that are different from location to location are all valid topics. Any official policies issued by Disney, other travel destinations, cruise lines, airlines, etc. regarding requirements for visiting parks or cruising can be shared. This information needs to be on-topic for the specific forum and thread where posted.

We will NOT welcome debate or opinion about medical, scientific, or political aspects of the pandemic. There are a few often repeated trigger items that won’t be allowed: No statistics about infection rates, no ranting about individual rights, no “face-diaper” comments, no debate about whether vaccinations or masking are effective, no discussions about which governor or politician or news personality did or said what.

In summary: COVID related discussion should be limited to actual policy and practical application, and NOT veer into opinion or debate.

We understand that you may be passionate in your opinions on this topic and want to discuss or debate them, and appreciate your understanding that there are more appropriate places than the DISboards to do that.

Thank you,
DISboards Administrators
 

jrapps

Mouseketeer
Joined
Apr 21, 2012
Thank you!

You might want to sticky this...looking forward to normal conversations again.
 

mevelandry

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Joined
Aug 22, 2013
Can we have a « COVID policies related to travel« thread? Just to make sure there isn’t hundreds of separated threads on the topic?
 

jrapps

Mouseketeer
Joined
Apr 21, 2012
I am curious as to why this cannot be shared? When it comes to travel, it is useful information to understand what the infection rates are in the location in question so that individuals can assess their risk in traveling to that location.
I think because it's a trigger for more heated conversations. People can do their research and find that info on many other sites and make a decision pertinent to their needs. But when they are brought up here it is usually to defend a position, or attack one.
 

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  • AquaDame

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    I think because it's a trigger for more heated conversations. People can do their research and find that info on many other sites and make a decision pertinent to their needs. But when they are brought up here it is usually to defend a position, or attack one.
    Plus it is an ever changing number but articles are not rewritten. Then there are squabbles about what source is better than another.

    Thank you @WebmasterKathy!
     

    lmhall2000

    May the road rise to meet you....May God hold you
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    Aug 11, 2002
    I am curious as to why this cannot be shared? When it comes to travel, it is useful information to understand what the infection rates are in the location in question so that individuals can assess their risk in traveling to that location.
    We can discuss policies- but, not discuss the fallacies/harm of them? How can travel return if we don’t question the policies? Florida, Texas, Mississippi all have similar policies on travel- but, Oregon & California don’t. I am fully against mockery and shaming- I am fully for thoughtful discussion on the variations of policies and the only way to make travel fully consistent is by sharing these facts and taking these to our policy makers- that is exactly why Texas lifted their mask mandate- had citizens not presented these facts that were dismissed by the media before our Senate- we would still be locked down and travel would be limited.
     





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