Almost a year after Disneyland shut its doors because of the fast spread of the Covid, the famous amusement park could be returning one month from now after California gave new rules Friday.
State health officials reported that the state will permit resuming of open air arenas, ball parks and amusement parks with “extremely decreased limit” starting April first.
Under the state’s new direction, amusement parks can resume when the spread of COVID-19 in the county the park is found has been sufficiently decreased to progress out of the state’s most prohibitive returning level. California has four shading coded levels with purple being the most tough.
That implies Disneyland will actually want to resume if Orange County, which is at present in the most prohibitive purple level arrives at the red, or “significant,” level as of April 1. Under this level, regions can have up to 7 new Covid cases a day for every 100,000 individuals and positive test paces of up to 8%.
Orange County is nearly there as of now — as of Friday, the county was sitting at 7.6 new Covid cases each day per 100,000 individuals, with a 3.9% positive rate on test results. Those numbers began plummeting a month and a half back, when the county was sitting at 99.7 cases per 100,000 individuals on Jan. 19.
There are a few cutoff points to its resuming, nonetheless.
When the county arrives at the red level, Disneyland should cover its greatest ability to 15%, with no indoor feasting permitted. Just individuals from the state of California will be permitted in the park, and they should likewise adhere to little gatherings with a limit of 10 individuals. Tickets additionally should be bought online ahead of time.
At the point when Orange County advances to the orange level, Disneyland’s ability will be expanded to 25%. At all prohibitive yellow level, a limit of 35% will be permitted.
“We can hardly wait to invite visitors back and anticipate sharing an initial date soon,” Ken Potrock, leader of Disneyland Resort, said in a statement.
Andrea Zinder, leader of the local United Food and Commercial Workers Union that addresses Disney workers, said employees have been furloughed or out of a task for almost a year.
“Our Disney cast individuals are encouraged by this uplifting news today that the Disney parks will resume in a month,” Zinder said. “[They] are eager to return to attempt to give Californians somewhat more magic in their lives.”
Disneyland shut its entryways on March 12, 2020, because of the fast spread of COVID-19. The amusement park at first reported an idealistic resuming for its 65th commemoration on July 17, 2020. Be that as it may, it had to backtrack on those plans when California declined to give amusement park returning rules.
The state delivered its underlying amusement park returning rules on Oct. 20, which wouldn’t have permitted the park to open until it was in the “yellow” level, with less than 1 day by day case per 100,000 individuals and a 2% positive test rate.
For quite a long time, Disney and other amusement park administrators across California have energized for quite a long time against the state’s restrictions.
In the interim, Disneyland and other carnivals like Universal Studios Hollywood reported small scale reopenings during the current month, based on food and shopping in the parks, however without significant attractions open.