A few months ago, a reporter asked Disney CEO Bob Iger whether Disney is ready for the virus.
The answer was no.
Iger responded by telling the reporter that Disney will be “trying to work with” the federal government, as the company is “a huge customer” of the federal health agency.
The Zika virus has been spreading fast through Latin America, Europe, and the U.S., and has hit major U.K. airports like Gatwick and Stansted.
The first cases have been reported in the U, U.N., and U.APAC locations, as well as in Brazil, Mexico, and Ecuador.
Iger’s comments have been a cause for concern for many in the entertainment industry, with many pointing out that the news outlet is reporting on the latest outbreak, when the virus has already killed nearly 500,000 people.
As a result, the public has been clamoring for more information about the virus, and Disney is not only missing the boat on that front, it has also been slow in responding.
In a post on the company’s official Facebook page on Monday, Disney said it was taking a “more proactive approach to the situation.”
It said it has “expanded our Zika response and is working with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and other partners to expand coverage to additional countries.”
It also said it is “working with partners to help spread information about Zika to U.A.P. travelers in the affected countries.”
As for the current outbreak, Disney did not provide any details on what steps it is taking to combat the virus or what kind of coverage it plans to offer to its customers in those countries.
In a tweet on Monday afternoon, Disney also noted that the company has not issued any public warnings about the risk of contracting Zika, as it has in the past.
In the past, Disney has said that its plans to provide Zika vaccine coverage in the states of Florida, Georgia, and Texas will be released in the coming weeks.
It is not clear whether Disney will make the announcement in the next few weeks, or when it will be ready.
For more on the current and upcoming Zika outbreak, be sure to check out our story on Disney.