We’ve been following California’s gradual reopening closely.
Disneyland reopened last week, and as vaccinations continue throughout the state, other restrictions are being lifted. In early April, California made big changes to the guidelines that dictate these restrictions. And now, we’re seeing the new guidelines in action.
California is currently operating on a tiered system, placing counties into categories from purple to yellow depending on factors such as infection rates.
Both Orange County and Los Angeles County were in the orange “moderate” tier as of yesterday. But according to ABC 7, Los Angeles County has moved into the yellow “minimal” tier today. This is the least restrictive tier, and allows for a wider reopening of that county.
The primary change in moving from the orange to the yellow tier is capacity. Theme parks, for example, would be able to move up to 35% capacity from the previous 25%. Additionally, outdoor venues would be able to increase from 33% to 67% capacity, and bars could open indoors at 25% capacity.
But Orange County, where Disneyland is located, remains in the orange tier. That means Disneyland is not currently eligible for a capacity increase. The county’s current adjusted case rate is 2.4 cases per 100,000 per day, and it would be need to move below 2 in order to shift to the yellow tier.
39 California counties remain in that orange tier.
Universal Studios Hollywood is situated in Los Angeles County, so we could see a capacity increase there. Such is not the case, as of now, for Disneyland. We’ll continue to keep you posted as this situation changes. Stay tuned to DFB!