California Governor States Public Gatherings of More than 250 People Should Be Cancelled- Disneyland Remains Open


On Wednesday night, California Governor Gavin Newsom, stated that public gatherings of over 250 people should be cancelled until the end of March.

According to the New York Post:

Newsom released a statement that said non-essential gatherings of more than 250 people should be postponed and smaller events could only proceed if people distance themselves from each other by at least 6 feet.

The policy said that a “gathering” could include spaces such as a stadium, arena, meeting hall, cafeteria or any other indoor or outdoor space.

This policy is in an attempt to slow the spread and save lives according to Governor Newsom:

Changing our actions for a short period of time will save the life of one or more people you know.

“Each of us has extraordinary power to slow the spread of this disease. Not holding that concert or community event can have cascading effects — saving dozens of lives and preserving critical health care resources that your family may need a month from now.

The people in our lives who are most at risk — seniors and those with underlying health conditions — are depending on all of us to make the right choice.

Since this has been announced there has been no word about changes to the status of Disneyland. I doubt people can stay 6 feet away from others there.

Will the park be shut down?

I have no idea. Disneyland Paris still remains open even with three cast members testing positive for the virus.  Right now the changes included some entertainment and parade cancellations and that is it.

That was after France banned gatherings of 1,000 people or more.

But these “bans” seem to be on a case by case basis as a Smurf Festival with 3,500 people still was allowed to proceed in Landerneau, France.

Recently a lot of conventions have been cancelled in an effort to stop the spread. SXSW in Austin, TX, even stated that their insurance isn’t covering their losses for their forced cancellation. Why do some venues have to cancel while other locations don’t? Maybe the difference is in the wording?

“Public gatherings” are usually one day activities and trips to Disney are more than one day?

I have no answer. But we will keep you posted if anything changes with Disneyland in California.

What do you think? Comment and let us know.

Source: New York Post

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