Update: Shortly after the Governor’s statements, Disneyland announced that they would be temporarily closing starting on the morning of Saturday, March 14th, with plans to stay closed through the end of March.
Around the world, local governments have been imposing bans on non-essential large gatherings to slow the spread of the novel Coronavirus. Disney has closed three of their international parks in response to the outbreak, and all of Broadway is scheduled to go dark starting this evening.
Yesterday, California issued a ban on large gatherings, announcing that any non-essential gatherings of 250 people or more should be canceled or postponed. This left many wondering what would happen with Disneyland, a question that Governor Newsom clarified in a press conference today.
According to a statement by California’s Governor Gavin Newsom, the ban exempts Disneyland and other major theme parks, including Universal Studios and Knott’s Berry Farm.
On their part, Disney has released an official statement regarding their adoption of strict sanitation measures. We will continue to keep you updated as this story develops.
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