California Governor Newsom discussed the possibility of a stay-at-home order based on hospital capacity.
This followed the Los Angeles County stay-at-home order put into place last week. After the availability rate in the ICU dropped under 15% this morning, a stay-at-home mandate is in effect for 11 Southern California counties.
Orange County, in which Disneyland Resort is located, is one of the 11 counties affected by this and will need to change some of its policies in order to comply. Disneyland Resort has recently updated the operations page.
Starting on December 7th, restaurants and dining locations will close temporarily if they do not offer a take-out option. This means that any Disney-owned establishment will be closing for the time being. Guests cannot open or consume food and beverage on property and if they purchase items on property, they must be taken to-go and consumed off-site.
Retail locations will remain open, however, with health and safety measures. Capacity under this order is set at 20% for retail locations, so Disney shops will have to follow that new percentage.
About 350 Cast Members are reportedly going back into furlough, according to the OC Register. It is also stated that Downtown Disney will add extra retail locations, but there are no official details on that yet.
Guests with reservations at Carthay Circle will have them cancelled and will not be charged a cancellation fee.
The stay-at-home order is set to end on December 28th but this can be extended depending on the projected ICU availability. If it stays below 15%, the order will remain until it rises above that amount. We will continue to update you on the latest regarding this stay-at-home order and how it will affect your experience at Disneyland Resort.
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