Disneyland Pushes Back Its Reopening As New Cases Surge In California

The Walt Disney Company said it was awaiting state guidance prior to having visitors return to its California parks. The announcement came as the state reported Tuesdays surge of 7,149 brand-new cases.

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The Walt Disney Company said it was waiting for state guidance before having visitors go back to its California parks. The statement came as the state reported Tuesdays rise of 7,149 brand-new cases.

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Concerns about reopening the park throughout the pandemic have actually likewise been raised by park employees.

” Although Disney has supplied some information and accommodated a few of our concerns, such as the need for the company to take temperatures of all cast members as they enter the worksite, there are various concerns about security which Disney has not yet addressed, including any major conversation of testing– which has been the foundation of prepare for other locations of the home entertainment market resuming,” read the letter from the Coalition of Resort Labor Union letter, which was dated June 17.

A spokesman for Newsom told The Orange County Register that his office has actually been in contact with Disney and employees for its style parks.

Disney stated Wednesday that it was dealing with its unions and has actually signed contracts with 20 union affiliates, representing a minimum of 11,000 workers.

In an open letter to California Gov. Gavin Newsom, a group of unions representing some 17,000 park workers registered their concerns in Disneys preliminary strategies to open again in July.

” The State of California has actually now shown that it will not provide amusement park resuming standards till at some point after July 4,” the declaration checked out.

Wednesdays announcement to keep the two parks closed comes as the state has seen surges in brand-new COVID-19 cases, consisting of 7,149 new verified cases on Tuesday.

Globally, the company has already reopened resorts in Hong Kong and Shanghai. The company likewise prepares to open its Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Fla., on July 11.

A new resuming date would not be announced without state approval, Disney included.

Disney is delaying strategies to reopen its southern California parks up until state officials release assistance on how style parks can allow visitors back, The Walt Disney Company said on Wednesday.

A strategy to resume its retail and entertainment strip, Downtown Disney, on July 9 would stay in place.

Both of Disneys parks in Anaheim, Calif., have actually been closed given that mid-March.

Newsoms interactions director, Nathan Click, said “the Governor values Disneys responsiveness to his concerns about resuming in the middle of the recent boosts in COVID-19 infections across many Southern California counties.”

The company had planned to open both Disneyland and Disneys California Adventure parks on July 17. Those openings, and plans to reopen resort hotels, are delayed forever.