It Could Be Months Until Disneyland Can Reopen Under California State Plan

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Earlier this week we had a look at Florida’s reopening guidelines and mandates for business like hotels, theaters, and theme parks, that will be implemented when it’s safe to do so.

Now California Governor, Gavin Newsom and the Dr. Sonia Angell from the California Department of Public Health, have posted their Four Stage plan and theme parks like Disneyland would likely be considered Stage Four, even though it wasn’t specifically stated as such.

Newsom said that they are basing their plan on “science and data” and not “politics:”

Politics will not drive our decision making. Protests will not drive our decision making. Political pressure will not drive our decision making. Science, data and public health will drive our decision making.

Right now California is considered to be at Stage 1 with stay-at-home orders still in place. Stage 2 is likely “weeks away,” Stage 3 is “months away” and Stage 4 requires coronavirus treatments, like a vaccine, that is months away.

Here are the guideline graphics:

It is possible for some higher traffic venues to open under Stage 3 if they take certain precautions according to the OC Register:

“Newsom did not explicitly mention theme parks in his four-stage plan. Disneyland, Universal Studios Hollywood, Knott’s Berry Farm, Six Flags Magic Mountain, SeaWorld San Diego, Legoland California and other theme parks in the state would appear to fall into Stage 4 — the last phase of the plan. It’s possible some California theme parks could fall into the earlier Stage 3 if they adopt substantial operational changes that promote social distancing and other health and safety measures.”

We will keep you posted as we get more concrete information on reopening.

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Sources: OC Register, California Governor’s Office on Twitter

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