Disney Blamed for COVID Super-Spreader Event

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A Disney party in L.A. is being called a ‘super-spreader’ event, according to The Wrap.

Disney held the bash on April 27th at the Sunset Tower Hotel, and as many as 25 people have tested positive for COVID-19 so far.

From The Wrap

According to more than one guest who attended Disney’s April 27 bash — a coming out of sorts for Ayo Davis, the new head of Disney Branded Television — the gathering was “a mad scene,” with some 350 mostly maskless content creators, agents and other revelers jammed inside Los Angeles’ Sunset Towers like a tin of exceptionally well-groomed sardines. Even the long line at the valet station was a social distancing nightmare, or at least a super-spreader event for road rage, gnarling traffic on Sunset to a crawl.

According to reports, Disney claims that some guests did contract COVID in the days after the party, but that there was no way to trace it back to that particular event. They also deny having to close their offices.

L.A. lifted nearly all its pandemic restrictions, including capacity limits on indoor events and mandatory indoor mask-wearing, on April 1, 2022. However, COVID infections are now up 200% over last month.

[Source: The Wrap]

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