California mayors plead for reopening of theme parks
Los Angeles (AFP) - California mayors appealed to the state's governor Monday to ease COVID-19 restrictions that have shuttered theme parks such as Disneyland, warning that hundreds of thousands of jobs and billions in revenue were at stake."The guidelines put forth by your administration were released within the framework of prioritizing public health and safety for guests and employees," the mayors of eight major cities including Los Angeles said in their letter to Governor Gavin Newsom."This is the right focus," they added. "However, economic and public health are not mutually exclusive goa...
California lays out strict conditions for theme park reopenings
Los Angeles (AFP) - California health officials on Tuesday set out strict conditions for the reopening of theme parks such as Disneyland that were forced to shut down because of the coronavirus crisis, with the new guidelines likely extending the closures for several more weeks.Under the eagerly anticipated protocols, large parks like Disneyland and Universal Studios will be allowed to reopen once coronavirus transmission in the county in which they operate reaches the state's least restrictive "yellow" tier.A smaller park will be allowed to reopen once its home county reaches the second least...