Disneyland to Close Temporarily Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

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Disneyland isn’t spared from the coronavirus!

In line with the growing cases of coronavirus, Disney made an announcement that its Anaheim, California attractions, the Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure Park will stop operation starting March 14. This temporary closure aims to help prevent the spread of the virus.

On Disney’s statement they said that while there have been no reported cases of COVID-19 at the Disneyland Resort, they will still proceed with the closure of the Park. They have been reviewing carefully the guidelines of the Governor of California’s executive order and have come up with their action to close the park for the safety of their guests and employees. The Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure Park will be closed from the morning of March 14 until the end of the month.

Moreover, the Hotels of Disneyland Resort will still be open until March 16 to allow their guests in making necessary travel arrangements. They also stated that they will be monitoring the ongoing situation and follow the advice of federal and state officials and health agencies amid the coronavirus outbreak. Disney also stated that they will continue to pay their cast members despite the closure of the theme park. Moreover, the management will also issue refunds to those hotel bookings throughout the closure period.

Prior to the closure, Disneyland has already added additional hand sanitizers and increased the frequency of cleaning throughout the park. Moreover, they have also started disinfection in high guest contact areas and provided information about good hygiene practices and ways to prevent the illness to their guests and cast members.

Not only Disney, but a lot of projects, shows and events have also put up preventive measures amid the coronavirus outbreak. For instance, Universal Studios Hollywood has also come up with their preventive measure amid the virus outbreak. In a statement, they said that the health and safety on their team and guests are their priority and they will temporarily close their doors on March 14 and will probably open again on March 28. They have been cautious and responded to the guidance provided by the California Department of Public Health.

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As reported before, Tom Hanks and his wife Rita Wilson were tested positive for coronavirus while being in Australia. Further, as of this moment, the NBA season is suspended and still unclear if the season will resume later in the year.

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