PIGEON FORGE, Tenn. (WATE) — Dollywood has revised its COVID-19 safety protocols that now allows guest who are fully vaccinated and children 12 and under to visit the park without a mask.

The park’s mask mandate had been implemented last year as it worked to reopen amid the pandemic. The revised policy a year later as more people get vaccinated and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention updates its guidance, masks are now the latest to go.

Park officials have not shared how they plan to determine which guests are vaccinated or not.

On the Dollywood website, the following notification is posted:

The safety and well-being of our guests and employees remains our top priority. Dollywood’s safety measures continue to remain consistent with guidance from health officials including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), appropriate state and local agencies, and expert consultants.

Our revised policy now allows fully vaccinated guests and guests aged 12 and under to visit Dollywood without wearing a mask or physically distancing (both indoors or outdoors).

Masks are required for non-vaccinated guests older than age of 12 in all indoor areas and remain optional in outdoor areas where social distancing can be maintained.

For more details, please visit our Play Safe page.