California’s response to the global health crisis continues to evolve and grow, affecting operations at theme parks such as Disneyland Resort.
Most recently, California Governor Newson issued new stay at home orders based on hospital capacity. The new policy states that a stay at home order will be mandated for regions of the state that have hospital ICU capacity below 15%.
The City of Anaheim recently announced that its region, Southern California, has now fallen below that.
Southern California has dropped below 15% ICU availability. If we stay below on Saturday, it will trigger the state's new regional stay-at-home order for Orange County and Anaheim, effective Sunday. See https://t.co/7mhv2Bmq2n for more. pic.twitter.com/LVVqhb2aqh
— City of Anaheim (@City_of_Anaheim) December 5, 2020
This means that businesses within the region that are considered non-essential will have to close under the new guidelines. This includes bars, wineries, hair salons, and other personal services. Business organizations (including schools), critical infrastructures, and retail can operate, but only at a 20% capacity. Restaurants can only remain open for take-out and delivery.
This would affect the few parts of Disneyland Resort that have reopened: Downtown Disney and Disney California Adventure’s Buena Vista Street. Both are currently focused almost entirely on retail and dining, so a stay at home order for the region could greatly impact business there.
As this situation continues to change, we’ll keep you updated.