Orange County Health Agency recommended Disneyland should reopen

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The California Orange County Health Care Agency is recommending the state allow theme parks to reopen once Orange County moves into the ‘moderate’ tier of Newsom’s Blueprint for a Safer Economy.

The Orange County Register is reporting that local health authorities have given the green light for Disneyland and Knott’s Berry Farm to reopen while California theme parks await reopening guidelines from the state. County health officer and agency director Clayton Chau says that O.C. Health officials have worked closely with Disney to prepare for the reopening of its Anaheim theme parks.

Orange County is currently in the “substantial” tier and could move into the “moderate” tier in the next few weeks.

“Once we have a clearer understanding of when theme parks can reopen from the State of California, we will be able to work with the state and Orange County Health Care Agency towards a reopening date,” said Disney officials.

The original draft of reopening guidelines from the state called for reopening individual California theme parks at 25% capacity once their counties reach the least-restrictive “minimal” risk level. The state delayed issuing those guidelines while they continue to work with theme park officials.

California theme parks have been closed since March and continue to wait for reopening guidelines.

Source: Orange County Register