Governments around the country are still grappling with the best way to handle the current global health crisis.
Just days after the delay of the reopening of Disneyland, California Governor Gavin Newsom announced that 19 California counties, including Orange County (Disneyland’s location), will be impacted by an action that ceases all indoor operations for certain sectors.
News of the action came today during a press conference with the Governor. All restaurants, wineries and tasting rooms, movie theaters, family entertainment centers, zoos, and museums and cardrooms in the 19 impacted counties must close their indoor operations. Orange County is included in the impacted counties.
The action also includes the total closure of bars in all 19 counties. Newsom went on to urge that citizens not gather with anyone outside of their household. Parking areas at state beaches will be closed as well and Newsom encouraged the cancelation of 4th of July fireworks in impacted counties.
The action will extend for at least the next three weeks. Do note that outdoor dining and operations are not prohibited at this time so if a business can move their operations outdoors (such as with outdoor dining space), they can remain open.
It is not yet clear how this action will impact the reopening of Downtown Disney, currently slated for July 9th. We spoke with Governor Newsom’s office and they explained that since Disneyland was not specifically mentioned, they don’t know whether it is included.
We also spoke with Black Tap Craft Burgers & Shakes, a location in Downtown Disney. They explained that they couldn’t legally talk about how the action affected them but that Downtown Disney is still aiming to open on July 9th.
As of right now, we don’t have a definitive answer on Downtown Disney — but we’re investigating for you. Stay tuned to DFB for more updates about how this action affects Disneyland.
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