Disneyland and other California theme parks get reopening rules


California health officials on Tuesday released long-awaited guidelines for the reopening of theme parks in the state, setting targets for when attractions like Disneyland Resort, Anaheim, and Universal Studios Hollywood, Los Angeles , will be able to open their doors. For large parks, the road could be long: their counties must reach the least restrictive “yellow” level of the four-level Covid-19 economic reopening plan.

In terms of the coronavirus case, Orange County, home to Disneyland, is currently in the “red” or second level and Los Angeles County, the location of Universal Studios, is currently in the “purple” level. »The most restrictive. It can take months for either county to comply with guidelines for the “yellow” level, which requires there to be less than one case per day per 100,000 population and one. test positivity rate less than 2 percent. The parks have been closed since March.

California Agency for Health and Human Services Secretary Dr Mark Ghaly released the guidelines on a video conference Tuesday and said he believed the guidelines could be met. He said San Francisco County had met them before.

“There is a lot of work we can do together – both nationally, locally, with business leaders, community leaders, individuals – to do what we can to make sure we are reducing transmission in our entire county and that there is a way forward there, ”Dr Ghaly told me. “We don’t know when, but we do know how, and I think we’ll continue to work hard to get there one county at a time.


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