Now, another political figure is chiming in on the situation and inviting Disney to take a different step.
We’re less than one month away from June 15th, which is the date that the state of California intends to fully reopen its economy, which will end their “Blueprint for a Safer Economy.”
This Blueprint is the name for California’s color-coded tier system that has been used since last year in determining things like capacity restrictions, what kinds of businesses can be open, physical distancing policies, and more. With the Blueprint ending next month, many have wondered what, if any, policies will be in place after June 15th.
Last week, the CDC issued new guidance for fully vaccinated individuals, stating that those who are immune against COVID-19 no longer need to wear face masks indoors our outdoors.
Since then, several state and local government agencies have updated their health and safety guidelines to align with the latest CDC guidance, and theme parks like Disney World and Universal Orlando have updated their face mask mandates to reflect these changes.
California continues to make adjustments to its COVID-19 regulations.
Recently, we’ve seen changes made to the state’s reopening guidelines as over 20 million vaccines have been administered. Now, California is beginning to look towards life post-pandemic, as they anticipate fully reopening the state.
We got some BIG news about Disneyland Resort earlier.
Due to new state guidelines, theme parks in California can reopen as early as April 1st, 2021. In response, Disneyland Resort President Ken Potrock stated that Disneyland would announce a reopening date soon. But if you were lost in excitement over visiting Disneyland again, you may have missed something important.
Sports attendance in California could return soon.
California Governor Gavin Newsom has not allowed fans to attend sporting events in the state since the start of the pandemic. But according to NBC Los Angeles, he is now having “advanced conversations” with local health authorities and Major League Baseball about a policy change.
Disneyland remains closed due to the global pandemic.
Downtown Disney and Buena Vista Street are currently open, and Disney California Adventure is planning to reopen for a limited-time ticketed event in March. However, due to California state mandates, Disneyland Resort as a whole remains closed. But we’ve been following the progress of a bill that may allow the parks to reopen sooner than planned.
Disneyland has been closed for almost a full year.
While Disney World was able to open last summer, strict theme park reopening guidelines in California have kept Disneyland closed. Now, lawmakers in California are looking to change that.
California Governor Gavin Newsom has implemented a system where “Stay-at-Home” orders are put in place in regions within the state once that particular area falls below 15% ICU capacity.
Earlier this month, some regions, including Southern California — where Disneyland Resort is located — fell below this capacity level, triggering the stay-at-home order to be implemented in that region. The stay-at-home order is then set in place for a minimum of three weeks, at which point the situation can then be reevaluated. The order was set to expire in Southern California on December 28th, but as California’s ICU capacity continues to fall, Governor Newsom has announced that the stay-at-home order will remain in place in Southern California.
With the first round of vaccines arriving in California this week, the focus of discussion has largely shifted on the distribution and prioritization of these vaccines.
During today’s news conference with California Governor Gavin Newsom, a reporter asked a question about vaccine prioritizations, and if there was any flexibility that counties had in distributing the vaccine.